Belden introduces OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch |

Belden introduces OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch

Belden introduces OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch

March 4, 2015  - Belden introduces OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch that features Gigabit ports for connecting high speed backbones and Gigabit end devices, while its Power over Ethernet (PoE) support reduces cabling. Additionally, a bypass relay – according to the IEC 61375 standard for Ethernet in trains – extends the redundancy mechanisms and broadens the functional range of the OCTOPUS series.

Two customizable housings of the switch are available, allowing customers to choose a switch that meets specific needs:

  • The mid-sized switch allows for a maximum of 20 ports, including four Gigabit ports and up to 15 PoE ports.
  • The full-sized switch adds eight additional Fast Ethernet ports for a total of 28 ports.

OCTOPUS OS30/34 is available either with Layer 3 software, including routing functionalities, or with Layer 2 software for switching.

The switch gives customers the option of fiber or copper cabling, and offers high-vibration resistance and broad protection to electrostatic discharges. With an IP67 rating, the switch meets the requirements of routing functions in waterproof and dust-tight housings for mounting outside of cabinets, and operates at temperatures ranging from -40° C to +70° C.

“Permanent access to systems and machines is an absolute prerequisite for everyday business and industrial operations,” said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. “To keep pace with the data demands of transportation and manufacturing applications, our product series features an unparalleled combination of functionality and serviceability for instant visibility into network performance.”

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. 

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