Mid-range Gigabit speed switch for industrial networks

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Mid-range Gigabit speed switch for industrial networksBelden Inc. is announcing the newest industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann – the GREYHOUND 1040. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch delivers on the high-bandwidth and data speed needs of industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fibre port option – described as a first for the industry.

Juergen Schmid, senior product manager at Belden says: “We know our customers are facing increased bandwidth and power requirements. The GREYHOUND 1040 switch enables you to react quickly and modify networks in real time as your needs change. Typically, high-speed and high-power capabilities require costly hardware. Our industry-first 2.5 GE fibre port option fills a unique niche in the market, when 1 Gigabit isn’t enough, but 10 Gigabits is too costly. We expect this mid-range, cost-effective option will soon be an IEEE standard.”

The GREYHOUND 1040 switch supports up to 28 Gigabit ports and can operate as a backbone switch. For networks with strict uptime requirements, the GREYHOUND 1040 enables system updates, modifications and expansions without taking the network offline through:

  • Redundant power supplies that can be easily changed out in the field
  • Interchangeable media modules that enable the addition of new ports or changing existing port types

Schmid adds: “More applications and devices than ever before require power. Whether you’re upgrading your physical security system or taking advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things phenomenon, you need powerful solutions like the GREYHOUND 1040 switch for high-speed communications.”

Industries, such as power transmission and distribution, transportation and physical security, will benefit from the GREYHOUND 1040 switch’s technical features, and its adherence to specific industry standards, certifications and approvals.

Follow the link for more information on the GREYHOUND 1040 Switch.

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