Belden’s New Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet Switches
The EESX20 and EESX30 switches are compact components that can be mounted on the main circuit board of automation devices with an Ethernet interface. In addition, by eliminating the need to worry about challenging switch technology, both development processes and time-to-market are significantly reduced, allowing manufacturers to concentrate on core capabilities.
“The two new Hirschmann switches, which have allowed us to extend the Embedded Ethernet product range, provide automation equipment with the complete functional scope of a managed standalone switch,” says Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Hirschmann. “Because all functions can be updated with a simple software update, our embedded switches offer maximum flexibility and security for the future.”
The EESX20 and EESX30 switches offer a competitive range of performance features, including:
- Eight Fast Ethernet ports (EESX20) and two additional Gigabit uplinks (EESX30), which enable automation devices to connect reliably to the network even with high data volume.
- Extensive management functions, combined with the Industrial HiVision network management software, allow for convenient startup and diagnostics.
- Fast redundancy procedures, as well as port and cyber security, ensure maximum network availability.
The two devices can be used wherever automation equipment needs to be equipped quickly and reliably with switch technology. “This makes them particularly suitable for use in mechanical and plant engineering,” adds Sommer. “However, the switches are relevant to other industries as well. They provide cost-effective solutions, such as safety devices in transformer stations, remote terminal units in wind turbines, or control equipment in trains.”