Belden Addresses Increasing Data Demands with New Full Gigabit Ethernet Switches

12 NOVEMBER 2019

Hirschmann’s Full Gigabit OCTOPUS Managed IP67 Switches Deliver a Robust Solution for High-Speed Connections in Harsh Industrial Environments

Belden addresses increasing data demands with new Full Gigabit Ethernet Switches. (Photo: Belden, PR475)

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, released today its Full Gigabit OCTOPUS Ethernet PoE Switches. The new managed switches from Hirschmann are designed to meet evolving data demands by increasing bandwidth and ensuring reliable, high-speed connections, even in the toughest industrial settings.

“As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) increases the number of devices typically operated across a network, bandwidth expectations also rise, while the available operating space often decreases,” said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. “Equipped with Gigabit Ethernet on all ports and enclosed in an L-shaped housing, Hirschmann’s Full Gigabit OCTOPUS switches offer an economical, yet powerful solution for optimizing network performance in extreme, condensed operating spaces.”

Hirschmann’s Full Gigabit OCTOPUS switches offer the following benefits:

  • Maximize network performance and guarantee high-speed connections with full Gigabit Ethernet options on all ports
  • Ensure network reliability under extreme conditions with vibration and waterproof IP67 housing design
  • Save precious operating space with unique L-shaped IP67 housing for efficient cabling and cabinet less mounting
  • Reduce cabling to end devices using Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch variants

Hirschmann’s Full Gigabit OCTOPUS switches are highly configurable and come with a variety of feature sets including three housing sizes for 8, 16 or 24 ports, tailored to specific networking demands. The switches are also compact and don’t require cabinets, making them easy to install and maintain.

Built in compliance with international train approvals for use alongside tracks or onboard trains, the new switches are ideal for transportation applications, including traffic control systems, rail-rolling stock, mass transit systems and railway and train stations. The Full Gigabit OCTOPUS switches are also well-suited for applications requiring superior data transfer rates in extreme operating conditions, such as general manufacturing, automotive and machine building settings.

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As an early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows industrial IT and delivers the next generation of industrial networking solutions, including wired, wireless and embedded products. With its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – Belden helps companies minimize downtime and take advantage of the real-time data access and control made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through a seamless, secure and scalable industrial Ethernet infrastructure, companies are equipped to revolutionize their operations and achieve improved efficiency, productivity and agility. Visit to learn more.


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