Managed and Unmanaged OCTOPUS Switches

IP67/IP54 switches from the OCTOPUS family allow fail-safe networks to be installed in a variety of different application scenarios even under the most difficult conditions and covering the full range of automation solutions, such as rail vehicles. OCTOPUS switches are maintenance-free and characterized by optimum reliability. Conformity to standards ensures maximum long-term viability, meaning that systems can be cost-effectively extended whenever necessary.

These compact switches also enable future oriented solutions in the transport sector. Despite their inherent space restrictions, trains, subways and buses can be equipped with applications that provide passengers more safety and convenience. Examples include Internet access, information displays, passenger counting systems and the connection of IP cameras. The PoE/PoE Plus function, OCTOPUS switches can also be used as a cost-effective method of providing power to a large number of devices via the data cable.

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IP67/IP54 metal housing - Specially designed for use at the field level with automation networks, the switches in the OCTOPUS family ensure the highest industrial protection ratings (IP67/IP54) regarding mechanical stress, humidity, dirt, dust, shock and vibrations. They are also capable of withstanding heat and cold, while fulfilling the strictest fire prevention requirements.

Unmanaged, Basic-managed and Professional-managed versions - The OCTOPUS family includes switches with 5 up to 28 ports. Gigabit versions are also available which, just like the Fast Ethernet models, feature vibration-resistant M12 connectors for twisted pair cables or fiber-optic ports according to IEC 63076-3-106 v1/v4. For managed models, full-featured Industrial HiVision Management Software is available.

Configurable - The online configurator permits rapid selection of the switch that best suits your individual application scenario. Over 100 different designs offer an optimum solution for a variety of application scenarios and provide maximum flexibility.

Protocol Support - Models now available that support Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP

Construction - The rugged design of the OCTOPUS switches are ideal for installing directly on machinery, outside of control cabinets and distribution boxes. The switches can be cascaded as often as required – permitting implementation of decentralized networks with short paths to the respective devices to considerably reducing costs for cabling.

Supported Software – Classic Software Levels – Layer 2 Professional (L2P)
HiOS Software Levels – Layer 2 Standard (L2S) Layer 2 Advanced (L2A) or Layer 3 Standard (L3S)



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