Belden has added three new unmanaged low-cost switches from the SPIDER series to its Hirschmann product range. These switches support Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps) and have either five twisted-pair ports (SPIDER 5TX PD EEC) or one twisted-pair port and one fiberoptic port for multimode (SPIDER 1TX/1FX-MM PD EEC) or singlemode optical fiber (SPIDER 1TX/1FX-SM PD EEC).
Other features include industrial protection class IP30, a strong metal housing and an extended temperature range from 40°C to +70°C. Since all versions are powered via PoE there is no need for a separate power supply or even a socket. These switches can therefore be used wherever a PoE port is available, thus allowing flexible network expansion, with additional ports for data transmission via copper cable or – for large distances or where there are strong electromagnetic fields – fiberoptic uplinks.
These switches meet all relevant industry standards and have an E13 registration (motor vehicles).