Power

Managed IP67 switches enhanced with 120W PoE

21st December 2018
Alex Lynn

Specialist in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, Belden, has released its upgraded OCTOPUS OS24/34 Managed PoE Switches. Now with a 120W Power over Ethernet (PoE) sourcing capability, the enhanced switches from Hirschmann extend the total power supply budget to connect more network devices.

“Although individual network devices, such as IP cameras, require less energy to operate than was the case even a few years ago, the number of connected devices across a network is increasing rapidly due to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT),” said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. “This means industrial engineers need more power to meet evolving network demands. We extended the switches’ total power budget with this in mind, while maintaining the robust, industrially hardened design that those working in harsh environments have come to rely on.”

OCTOPUS OS24/34 Managed PoE Switches offer customers the following benefits:

  • Cost-effective, yet powerful solution with cabinet-less mounting and 120-Watt PoE for reduced cabling to end devices saves costs and space.
  • Streamlined approach through variants with various port counts, housing sizes and software features.
  • Robust, reliable design to withstand harsh conditions, including IP67 and IP65 ratings and resistance to extreme temperatures, high vibration, water and dust.

The enhanced switches are ideal solutions for engineers and system integrators looking for high PoE capabilities in the tightest and toughest of industrial settings, especially in rail environments as the devices meet required international standards for use onboard and along tracks.

Other key markets include manufacturing, machine building, automotive, rail-rolling stock, and other transportation environments, including mass transit systems, traffic control systems, and rail and train stations.

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