A new nine-port product has been released by Belden, in addition to the company’s basic managed IP67-switch range. The company’s basic software is installed on this layer-two switch, which meets the requirements of protection class IP67.

The software supports both various management and security functions and fast redundancy methods such as HIPER-Ring, MRP and RSTP.

The new Fast Ethernet ports (10/100 BASE-TX) have vibration resistant M12 connections in D-coding.

Further features include a robust metal housing and an extended temperature range from -40° to 70° C.

As the switch can be cascaded in any way, decentrally structured automation networks with short transmission paths can be implemented with the respective terminal devices.

The redundancy method and a redundant voltage supply guarantee high network availability.

The switch has compact housing measuring 184 x 189 x 70mm that is designed for wall mounting and can be quickly put into operation.

Configuration is possible either via Command Line Interface (CLI), DHCP relay agent option 82, HiDiscovery or the ACA11-M12 EEC auto-configuration adapter.