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OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC Switch and OCTOPUS 8TX POE-EEC Switch

The two unmanaged Ethernet switches with protective metal housing are designed for reliable and secure data transmission and video streaming in harsh industrial environments.

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  • Compact, easy-to-implement device – This switches come ready-to-use straight out of the box and can quickly be installed in tight locations without being housed in cabinets
  • Provides Power over Ethernet – PoE+ for end devices is generated from the standard 24 V power supply, eliminating the need for an external PoE power supply
  • Secures the network – Shut off unused ports or limit the network load for enhanced IT security
  • Approved for transportation industry – The OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC and the OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC meet applicationspecific regulations and have all the necessary approvals for use onboard road and rail vehicles

These 8-port switches are part of the OCTOPUS family, and deliver a simple-to-install and space-saving solution for smaller industrial networks, specifically in transportation and machine building settings. The PoE variant provides power to end devices like IP-cameras.

Your Benefits

The OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC switch and the OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC switch are a costeffective and easy-to-install solution that provides reliable data transmission and robust connectivity to systems. For environments where space is at a premium, the switches offer a compact solution and are able to be mounted anywhere, without protective cabinets. In addition, they are built to withstand dirt, dust, vibrations and water, as well as extreme heat and cold.

They are just right for small industrial networks with high data traffic demands. The PoE+ version helps to reduce cabling effort by providing power via the data cable to end devices.

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For engineers, system integrators and machine builders looking for a ruggedized, easy-to-use switch, Hirschmann offers the perfect fit: the OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC switch and OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC switch.

They are ideal for industrial applications that require reliable solutions in areas where space is a premium. The switches enable reliable and secure data transmission at high network loads, even under harsh environmental conditions.

The OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC and the OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC are designed for a range of industrial applications, specifically in the transportation industry, including mass transit systems and rail rolling stock. Due to their ruggedized features, the switches also perform well in general manufacturing, machine building and automotive applications.

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Product Description

The OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC Ethernet switch and the OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC switch join a family of switches that has allowed fail-safe networks to be installed in a variety of different application scenarios for more than 15 years. The OCTOPUS family offers maximum network reliability and long-term availability under extreme conditions.


This switches have an IP67/IP65 rating, meeting the requirements of switching functions in waterproof and dust-tight housings for mounting outside of cabinets. It also operates at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C. The PoE+ version adds Power over Ethernet. It operates with standard 24 VDC, thus avoiding the need for an external PoE power supply.


The switches meet application-specific regulations, including EN 50155 for operating conditions in railway vehicles, EN 50121-4 for use along railway lines, EN 45545 for fire protection in trains, GL for ships, and e1 for use in road vehicles.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Powerful switching capabilities (e.g., 1.5 MB buffer for high data peaks)
  • 8 configurable Fast Ethernet ports
  • M12 connectors for shock and vibration resistance
  • 7 PoE+ ports with 35W total power
  • IP67/IP65 protection degree rating and metal housing for harsh environments
  • Operate at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C
  • Meet application-specific regulations: EN 50155, EN 50121-4, EN 45545 for trains and e1 for use in road vehicles
  • Installation outside of cabinets
  • Compatible with Belden cables and Lumberg Automation connectors

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Unmanaged Ethernet switch with protective metal housing, designed for reliable and secure data transmission and video streaming in harsh industrial environments.

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OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC Switch

OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC is ideal for industrial applications that require reliable solutions in areas where space is a premium.


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This 8-port switch is part of the OCTOPUS family, and delivers a simple-to-install and space-saving solution for smaller industrial networks, specifically in transportation and machine building settings.

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