Managed Industrial DIN Rail Ethernet Switches - RSP/RSPL/RSPS/RSPE Series

High network availability for smooth production processes

The RSP switch series support the new IEC-Standard Redundancy Protocols (PRP, HSR). These new techniques, PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy), are based on the international IEC62439 standard and therefore guarantee future security and interoperability. Networks can now be built for the first time with genuinely uninterrupted data communication. Precision time synchronization in accordance with IEEE 1588v2, synchronizes sensors, drives and measuring equipment.

The RSP switches from Hirschmann, with robust hardware and a powerful operating system, are able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions. With HiOS is a new operating system available that will set a new benchmark in the automation sector and further extend the range of applications for the Industrial Ethernet switches. Intelligent infrastructures can now also be used in time-critical applications that were previously exclusively a "hard-wired" domain, i.e. with point-to-point connections.

In addition to numerous management and diagnostic options, HiOS provides precise time synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2 plus a variety of redundancy protocols. Comprehensive security mechanisms protect your network against attacks and operating errors, so also contributing to high network availability.

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RSP Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Switches

  • Option “0ms” recovery (PRP, HSR) and Fast MRP
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Software available
  • Maximum security, precise time stamping IEEE1588v2, up to 3x GE ports, plus 8 FE ports


RSPS-Smart Fast Ethernet Switches

  • Option “0ms” recovery (PRP, HSR) and Fast MRP
  • Precise time stamping IEEE1588v2, FE type, 6 ports


RSPL-Lite Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Switches

  • Maximum security, 2x GE Combo ports (option), plus 8 FE ports


RSPE-Expandable Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Switches

  • Future-proof design and best-possible investment protection thanks to the maximum flexibility provided by the media modules
  • Maximum productivity thanks to completely interruption-free data communications with IEC62439-3 based redundancy protocols HSR and PRP
  • The Layer 3 version offers full wired speed IPv4 routing with lowest latency

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HiOS - High network availability for smooth production processes


  • Hirschmann™ RSP switches for increased security and seamless redundancyThe Ethernet switches from the new Hirschmann™ RSP series are especially designed for use in the field-level networks of power substations, but they can also be used wherever uninterrupted data communication is required, for instance in mechanical engineering or drives for production facilities.
  • Hirschmann™ RSPE switches guarantee future-proof network design and best-possible investment protection Based on the tried-and-tested Hirschmann™ RSP family, the new managed RSPE switches allow flexible installations in which the network design can be quickly adapted to cope with changing application needs. By adding simple-to-install media modules, a basic RSPE switch with eight Fast Ethernet twisted pair ports and four Combo ports that support Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet, can be quickly extended to provide up to 28 ports.