Belden has launched a new managed Octopus switch from its Hirschmann brand in the EMEA region.
This switch is the first of its kind to feature two IP54-rated SFP slots that can optionally be fitted with Gigabit Ethernet or Fast Ethernet transceivers for single-mode or multimode fibers. The switch can be used even in rugged conditions, such as in railroad or mechanical engineering applications, to flexibly implement fast data networks based on various transmission technologies and expand them at low cost when necessary.
Eight Fast Ethernet ports (10/100 BASE-TX) are available for connecting devices. These feature vibration-proof, D-coded M12 connection technology and support PoE. They make it possible to power IP cameras, voice-over-IP phones or WLAN access points without the need for additional cables.
A version with another eight Fast Ethernet ports is also available. Other features of the switch, which can also be integrated in Profinet and Ethernet/IP networks.