Compact Ethernet switch offers mechanical robustness in rail applications

30th July 2007
ES Admin

HARTING has introduced a low-profile unmanaged 8-port Ethernet switch, the eCon 4080-B1, which features a high degree of mechanical integrity for use in rail vehicles and challenging industrial environments. The new switch features an extended operating temperature range (-40°C to +70°C), and incorporates vibration-proof M12 connectors for power supply and Ethernet interfaces. The D-coded M12 Ethernet interfaces are implemented in easy-fastening quick connection system technology (QCS).

Diagnostic LEDs on the switch front provide clear indication of the signal state, even when all the ports are occupied. The eCon 4080-B1 is suited to direct wall mounting or rail mounting.

Unmanaged Ethernet switches like the eCon 4080-B1 are particularly suited to use in providing on-board electronics for railway vehicles in applications such as passenger information, CCTV and security systems. Features such as auto-negotiation, auto-polarity and auto-crossing are fitted as standard.

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