OCTOPUS 8TX PoE-EEC Managed Switch

The new Hirschmann OCTOPUS managed switch enables economical network solutions in harsh industrial environments. Cabinet-less mounting and the vibration resistant and waterproof design mean that network reliability is ensured even under extreme conditions.

The ability to choose between Layer 2 standard or Layer 2 advanced software means that industrial engineers, system integrators, or machine builders who need a compact and fully manageable switch have the software that is suitable for their exact application. The table in the product bulletin shows some of the differences between the two software variants.



  • Vibration resistant and waterproof design Ensure network reliability under extreme conditions.
  • Small IP67 housing Save precious operating space with IP67 protection for cabinet-less mounting.
  • Secures the network The software includes the latest state of the art features to protect your network.
  • Approved for transportation industry The OCTOPUS 8TX-EEC-M meets application specific regulations and has all approvals for use onboard road and rail vehicles.


  • 8 managed Fast Ethernet Ports
  • M12 connectors for shock and vibration resistance
  • IP65/IP67 protection degree rating and metal housing for discrete automation and transportation environments
  • Operates at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C
  • Compatible with Belden cables and Lumberg Automation connectors

More information about the Managed Switch OCTOPUS 8TX:

Case Study


In this case study, learn how Swiss Railway Company relies on a Hirschmann solution that provides reliability and traveler satisfaction.

White Paper


You'll be on your way to understanding how to overcome the challenges of installing an Ethernet backbone on board a rail vehicle!

Blog Posts


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