Redundancy - Avoid Single Points of Failure

Media redundancy is primarily used to avoid single points of failure in industrial communications networks. Wherever there is a single point of failure it is possible for the communications network, for instance in an automated production line, to be completely disabled by a single technical fault. The consequences of such a failure can potentially be extremely costly. If redundant structures are used then a single failure merely causes the network to fallback to a degraded state. Communications via the network remain viable, and the redundant system makes it possible for a repair to be carried out to restore the previous fault-free state. Redundant network structures are used for two separate purposes: load balancing & fault tolerance.




Magnum 6KL Industrial Ethernet Managed Edge Switches

The Magnum 6KL Managed Edge Switch provides configurability and robust management in an entry level industrial-grade package.  The high performance 6KL base unit comes with four 10/100 copper ports (which may be either regular or PoE).  Up to four 100Mb fiber ports or up to four more 10/100 copper ports or combinations, may also be configured. In addition, one or two Gb ports may be configured as 10/100/1000 copper or SFP fiber in any 6KL base unit.

Learn More...


Magnum 6KQ and 6KQE Industrial Ethernet Managed Switches

Magnum 6KQs are ideal for building a switched, hardened Ethernet network infrastructure, connecting edge devices such as PLC's and IED's with upstream switches or routers.  These Edge Switches are designed for use in industrial applications such as factory floors and control cabinets, industrial video surveillance systems with PoE, power utility substations, or transportation.

Learn More...


Magnum 6K16V Industrial Ethernet Managed Switches

The Magnum 6K16V Managed Fiber Switches provide modularity of fiber and copper ports and comprehensive management software in a convection-cooled, vertically-mounted package. These heavy-duty Ethernet Switches are designed for harsh conditions and temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. All DC options including 24V, -48V, 125V, and 250V as well as, AC are available. With DIN-Rail mounting, the hardened Magnum 6K16V is a "go-anywhere do-anything" Industrial Ethernet Switch.  Gigabit port modules are also available.

Learn More...

 MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Switch

MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Gigabit Switch

The redesigned Hirschmann MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Gigabit Switch gives customers the highest network availability in the harshest of environments.

Learn More...

RED25 Dual Product Image 

RED25 Switches

This family of entry-level, Fast  Ethernet redundancy switches is designed for use in industrial automation  applications that need high-end redundancy topologies.

Learn More...


RSB20 Series Basic Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches

The RSB20 series of managed switches consists of eight core models, each of which are optionally available in high temperature configurations and/or preconfigured with IGMP Snooping initially active (multicast filtering) for Ethernet/IP use. These switches offer redundant DC power inputs and a variety of multi-mode (SC), single-mode (SC), and SFP socket options. The RSB20 portfolio offers users a quality, hardened, reliable communications solution that provides an economically attractive entry into the segment of managed switches.

Learn More...


RS20/30/40 Series Compact OpenRail Managed Switches

The compact RS20/30/40 series of switches are hardened managed switches with four to twenty-six ports with fiber options and Gigabit capabilities.These switches also offer extensive security, media redundancy, alarming and advanced management capabilities.

Learn More...


RSP Series Managed Switches

The new RSP family of switches with robust hardware and a powerful operating system, are able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions. For the first time, the integration of new redundancy protocols allows uninterrupted data communication. These new techniques, PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy), are based on the international IEC62439 standard and therefore guarantee future security and interoperability.

Learn More...


RSPE-Expandable Switches

Thanks to a range of media modules, the managed industrial Ethernet switches in the new RSPE family offer maximum flexibility, a future-proof network design and best-possible investment protection. 

Learn More....


RSPL-Lite Switches

Thanks to the new operating system HiOS the new RSPL switches offer the highest level of security and comprehensive diagnostic functionality.

Learn More....



RSPS-Smart Switches

Innovative standardized redundancy methods such as PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy), which are based on IEC 62439 and offer a switchover time of zero seconds, ensure completely uninterrupted data communication.

Learn More....


RSR Series Rugged Managed Ethernet Switches

RSR series switches are available with optional gigabit ports and an extended temperature range of -40 °C to + 85°C. Ultra-fast ring recovery times under 10 ms are possible using HiPer-Ring redundancy protocol and the switch's robust metal housing offers extended RFI/EMI and vibration immunity.

Learn More....