An OCTOPUS is not easily disrupted. This is because the switches are waterproof, vibrationresistant and meet the highest fire protection requirements.
Since switches in the OCTOPUS family can be cascaded according to your requirements, locally structured networks with short distances to terminating equipment, such as IP cameras in trains, can be installed. Versions with PoE support allow these devices to be powered via a data cable, meaning no additional power supplies are needed. Even if your applications require Gigabit speeds, you will find the right switch in the OCTOPUS family. All models offer maximum reliability. Moreover, it‘s not just the models with integrated power supply that offer spacesaving installation, all OCTOPUS switches are characterized by their compact design.
The OCTOPUS family has been designed for extreme network conditions and as well as IEEE 802.x Ethernet standards, it also meets the following industry-specific requirements:
The OCTOPUS family can be used anywhere where reliable and efficient data transmission has to be assured at all times, even under the harshest conditions. Thanks to their robust and compact design, the switches can be mounted – without any protective housing – both on a wall or directly on a machine. Even water, dirt, dust, vibrations or excessive mechanical stress don’t affect them. In addition, OCTOPUS switches can also withstand extreme heat and cold. Apart from attractively priced unmanaged devices, managed versions are also offered with either Basic or Professional software from Hirschmann™ installed. Last but not least, the OCTOPUS family also offers PoE switches, which can be used to power devices directly via a data cable.
OCTOPUS switches are ideally suited for use in trains or buses. This is precisely where robust and space-saving solutions are essential – solutions which can be used to network IP cameras, infotainment systems or wireless LAN applications for example, offering passengers greater safety and convenience. Likewise in engineering, where the most stringent demands are also placed on the stress-bearing capacity of the network devices, OCTOPUS family switches guarantee highly available and durable installations.
The OCTOPUS family includes Ethernet switches with 5, 8, 9, 10, 16 or 24 Fast Ethernet ports. In addition, models with Gigabit uplinks are available that, like the Fast Ethernet ports, have vibration-proof M12 connections for twisted pair cables or IEC V1 connections for all types of optical fibers. The software comes in Basic and Professional versions and provides management, diagnostic and filtering features as well as redundancy methods and security mechanisms of varying degrees. All switches are characterized by a waterproof and dust-resistant housing and an extended temperature range from -40°C to +70°C.
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