As well as enabling high data rates, the Hirschmann backbone switches in the MACH4000 family also support static and dynamic unicast routing as well as multicast routing, and router redundancy.
Further features of these backbone switches include various routing functions, comprehensive management and redundancy methods, as well as numerous security mechanisms.
Capable of seamless integration into PROFINET and EtherNet/IP environments, the switches in the MACH4000 family can be used in all networks where large bandwidth and versatile routing functions are required. This applies to factory automation, where secure connections between production and corporate networks are needed – in the automotive area, for example – as well as to rail transport (for networking management, control and security systems, etc.).
Because Ethernet is also becoming the standard in the shipping industry, compact backbone systems are in demand. In addition, the MACH4000 family is certified for maritime applications by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
The switches are therefore ideal for use on oil platforms, where they can be employed to set up VLANs or connect support systems. Finally, the MACH4000 switches are ideally suited for power transmission and distribution, wind farms and solar power plants backbone systems.