Belden has introduced a new Layer 3 software that makes it possible to use all Gigabit Ethernet switches Hirschmann™ MACH1040 family as routers. Using wire-speed technology makes for extremely fast functions, which include not only static and dynamic routing, but also multicast routing (DVMRP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, PIM-DM) and router redundancy (VRRP, OSPFv2, RIPv1/v2).
Hirschmann™ MACH 1040 switches are designed specifically for use in the power industry. They can be connected to form sub-networks, which in turn can be linked up to each other. Thanks to their fanless design, their ability to withstand temperatures from -40°C to +70°C and their Fast HIPER Ring redundancy mechanism, these switches guarantee the highest degree of availability for production facilities. Moreover, they also support Profinet and EtherNet/IP.
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