All CLUSTERJET system components use TCP/IP connections for communication.

This also applies to software components running on the same computer.

The use of TCP/IP sockets creates the greatest possible flexibility and a high level of operational reliability.

With the currently used gross transmission rate of one gigabit, the copper-based Ethernet network offers transmission rates that are by far sufficient for the operation of all currently available inkjet print heads.

TCP/IP is future-proof because, at the latest with the leap to the 10 Gigabit variant, bandwidths will be reached that will certainly never be required for the operation of inkjet print heads.

Within the IEEE specification 802.3ba-2010, rates of up to 40 Gbit are already planned for copper cables and 400 Gbit when using optical fibers.

We are planning to use 10G technology for our next hardware generation.