Mid-range speed Gigabit Ethernet switch for industrial networks

07 June 2016

Belden has introduced the Greyhound 1040, a new industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch offers the high-bandwidth and data speed required for industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fibre port option.

“The Greyhound 1040 switch enables users to react quickly and modify networks in real time as their needs change,” explained Juergen Schmid, senior product manager at Belden. “Typically, high-speed and high-power capabilities require costly hardware. Our 2.5 GE fibre port option fills a 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, it enables system updates, modifications and expansions without taking the network offline through redundant power supplies that can be easily changed out in the field and interchangeable media modules that enable the addition of new ports or changing existing port types.

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