Belden has introduced an entry level version of the OS20 series to its Hirschmann product range of OCTOPUS IP67 managed switches.
The Hirschmann basic software is installed on these 9 port layer-2 switches, making them suitable for standard switching applications where advanced management functions are not required.
With the introduction of the new OCTOPUS OS20 series 9-port managed switches, Belden has added another variant to the Hirschmann IP67 switch family, which now includes more than twenty different devices.
DAANET Sales Manager Eugene Mayevksy comments that the new switches offer an attractive price-performance ratio, explaining that the switches stand out clearly from the unmanaged switches with their basic software, which is optimised for applications at field level, while price-wise staying well below the fully managed devices.
He believes that the new OCTOPUS OS20 series 9-port switches will be an attractive proposition to machine builders.
Key features of OCTOPUS OS20 series 9-port switches:
- Basic software supports common functions such as multicast snooping and fast-recovery redundancy methods such as HIPER-Ring, MRP and RSTP
- Fast Ethernet ports (10/100 BASE-TX) have vibration-resistant M12 connections
- Robust metal housing with an extended temperature range from -40ºC to +70ºC
- Meets EMC and fire protection requirements for use in rail vehicles
- Redundancy method and a redundant voltage supply guarantee high network availability
- Compact housing measuring 184 x 189 x 70mm is designed for wall mounting
- Quick plug & play operation
- RMON, port mirroring and LLDP (Topology Discovery 802.1ab) are provided for diagnostics
- Change-over contact can be configured to activate on a number of different events and signals alarms independent of the data network
- Front panel LEDs display device and network status, data transfer and power supply status
- Monitored and configured via a standard web browser, SNMP or Hirschmann’s HiVision network management software
- Detailed information can be retrieved via a serial V.24 interface using CLI instructions through a terminal application