Cost-effective installations thanks to 24 Fast Ethernet ports and PoE functionality

New IP67 switch from the Hirschmann™ OCTOPUS product range

The new OCTOPUS 24M-8PoE is the first managed IP67 switch to offer a high number of ports combined with PoE functionality. PoE provides terminal devices with power via the Ethernet cable; an economic solution that eliminates the need for a separate power supply. The high number of ports means that fewer switches, and hence less space are required for the overall installation.

The OCTOPUS 24M-8PoE has been specially designed for use in road and rail vehicles. It can be used, for example, to connect IP cameras or information displays that enhance the comfort and security of passengers.


Special features include waterproof housing, an extended temperature range of -40° C to +70° C, and Ethernet ports with vibration-resistant M12 connection technology. In addition, the switch has received e1 approval from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority and also fulfils the EMC and fire prevention requirements governing its use in rail vehicles (EN 50155, DIN 5510-2 and NF F 16 101/ 102).