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Hirschmann™ presents the new HiOS 4.0 operating system for industrial Ethernet switches

The new HiOS 4.0 operating system makes the latest generation of industrial Ethernet switches from Hirschmann™ even more powerful.

The Hirschmann Operating System (HiOS) is well known for providing maximum network availability and data security for efficient production processes. The new, free software version 4.0 now offers the widest range of standard functions and special features for the automation sector by far

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More efficient

Using standard technology, HiOS 4.0 provides static routing functionality for Rail Switch Power (RSP) switches, and dynamic routing functionality for MICE Switch Power (MSP) switches, thus ensuring that Layer 3 technology is available in even tough industrial environments.

More reliable

HiOS 4.0 software supports various security mechanisms, comprehensive management and diagnostic methods, precise time synchronization and redundancy protocols. As a result, the switches in the RSP, RSP-Expandable, RSP-Lite, RSP-Smart and Embedded Ethernet Switch (EES) families, as well as the modular MSP system, can be used to implement fail-safe networks. And thanks to Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS), these switches become an integral part of applications such as protection devices.


Installation of complex networks

Future proof

System continuity from one switch generation to the next


Suitable for virtually any industrial application

More information on our new HiOS 4.0 operating system software can be found here:

New Product Bulletin

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The HiOS 4.0 is a new software release that offers additional functions for the latest generation of Hirschmann´s industrial Ethernet switches.

Software Overview


Hirschmann™ offers the following software for use with its world class industrial network equipment. Here is an overview.

Press Release


HiOS 4.0 Offers Improved Efficiency and Maximum Flexibility

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