Harting is adding Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability to its Ha-VIS 4000 industrial Ethernet switches, which will enable devices such as cameras and wireless access points to be integrated quickly and easily into industrial networks.
As well as offering simplified installation through the use of one cable for communications and power, the availability of both unmanaged and managed switches enables users to access two operating modes: plug-and-play when using the unmanaged Ha-VIS eCon 4080-BPoE1, and plug-and-play including application-specific configuration of the PoE functions with the managed Ha-VIS mCon 4080-BPoE1V.
Thanks to the managed PoE switches, individual PoE devices can be booted up or shut down via a Web interface or SNMP without having to reset the entire network. This reduces waiting times and increases network availability.
The Ethernet switches incorporate a vibration-tested M12 interface and are designed for an extended temperature range from -40 to +70degC. They meet the requirements of EN 50155 and EN 50121-3-2.