Low-cost switches for demanding applications

Belden launches two new SPIDER variants from Hirschmann™

With the new SPIDER II Giga EEC Pro and {f:SPIDER II Giga EEC Jumbo switches], you can now use inexpensive unmanaged devices in applications that were previously exclusively the domain of managed switches. The Gigabit technology also ensures that these switches are a future-proof investment.


The SPIDER II Giga EEC Pro, available with either five twisted pair ports (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) or two additional SFP slots for fiber optic transceivers (1000 BASE-SX/LX), delivers Quality of Service compliant with IEEE 802.1D. This allows prioritization of data packages and means that the switch can be used for PROFINET applications in the mechanical engineering sector for example.

The SPIDER II Giga EEC Jumbo, also available in two different 5-port versions (with or without SFP slots), can handle Jumbo Frames with up to 9014 bytes of user data, making it particularly suitable for video applications.

Since the switches can be cascaded as often as required, locally structured networks can be implemented with short transmission paths to the terminating equipment. The twisted pair ports have RJ45 sockets, and support autocrossing, autonegotiation and autopolarity. The fiber optic transceivers can bridge distances of up to 0.5 km (multi-mode) or 120 km (single-mode) and support autonegotiation and full-duplex mode.

All new SPIDER versions conform to relevant industry standards for shock and vibration resistance as well as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and are built to comply with cUL508 safety requirements. Boasting high operational reliability, these IP30-rated Industrial Ethernet switches feature fanless cooling, an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +70 °C, and 12/24V power supply.

Designed for mounting on DIN rails, both the SPIDER II Giga EEC Pro and SPIDER II Giga EEC Jumbo switches can be set up quickly using the plug & play principle. Thanks to their compact 35 x 154 x 121 mm housing (width x height x depth), they can also be easily installed in distribution boxes. LEDs on the front panel indicate the device and network status.