Hirschmann upgrades HiOS software to increase the power

and performance of its Industrial Ethernet switches

HiOS 6.0 software offers intelligent and unique combinations of network redundancy protocols to meet every physical and application requirement.

A redundant network topology is a key contributor to total network availability. This latest version adds further capability to your hardware and provides the latest state-of-the-art protocols, plus backwards compatibility with widely deployed proprietary protocols. It adds Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) over Gigabit, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) over High Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR), RSTP Ring-Only Mode and FuseNetTM network coupling protocols for maximum network uptime. The latest Transport Layer Security (TLS) libraries enhance the security of network communication. The ability to disable unused slots on modular devices hinders unauthorized network access.

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  • Easy Access Control Lists bring this important security feature to all products running HiOS.
  • For modular devices, unused slots can now be disabled.
  • Syslog over TLS ensures that confidential information is encrypted for transmission.


  • HiOS 6.0 supports PRP over Gigabit for RSPE and OCTOPUS products.
  • Redundant Ring Coupling ensures backwards compatibility with Classic software.
  • FuseNet protocols enable the creation of flexible redundant topologies.

Other Functions

  • 1:1 Network Address Translation facilitates the creation of identical manufacturing cells.
  • Ethernet Train Backbone, standardized in IEC 61375-2-5, is specifically designed for use in rolling stock.

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