The Ethernet switches from the new Hirschmann™ RSP series are especially designed for use in the field-level networks of power substations, but they can also be used wherever uninterrupted data communication is required, for instance in mechanical engineering or drives for production facilities.
In addition to the standard configuration, Hirschmann™ also offers a version that supports precise synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2, plus PRP (parallel redundancy protocol) and HSR (high-availability seamless redundancy) in a later release. This means that networks can now be implemented for the first time that guarantee uninterrupted access to the data communication of the systems and hence – in the case of the electricity supply industry – allow a reliable power supply to the customers at all times.
These extremely robust fanless switches have eleven ports, three of which can be equipped with SFP transceivers that support Fast (100 BASE-FX) or – optionally – Gigabit-Ethernet (100/1000 BASE-FX). The remaining eight ports can be used either for 100 BASE-TX or as a combination of four SFP transceivers and four TX ports.