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Belden presents two new SPIDER variants from its Hirschmann™ product range

03.09.12

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Belden has added two new unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switches to the SPIDER family as part of its Hirschmann™ product range. The SPIDER II Giga EEC Pro, available with either five twisted pair ports (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) or two additional SFP slots for fiber optic transceivers (1000 BASE-SX/LX), supports Quality of Service compliant with IEEE 802.1D. This allows prioritization of data packages and means that the switch can be used for PROFINET applications in the mechanical engineering sector for example.


The SPIDER II Giga EEC Jumbo is also available in two different 5-port versions, with or without SFP slots. Because both versions can handle Jumbo Frames with up to 9014 bytes of user data, they are particularly suitable for video applications. All switch versions conform to relevant industry standards for shock and vibration resistance as well as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and are built to comply with cUL508 safety requirements. Further features include 12/24V power supply, IP30 protection rating, fanless cooling, and an extended temperature range of
-40 °C to +70 °C.

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Belden presents two new SPIDER variants from its Hirschmann™ product range. (Photo: Belden, PR249)

The switches can be cascaded as often as required, permitting implementation of locally structured networks with short transmission paths to the terminating equipment The twisted pair ports have RJ45 sockets, and support autocrossing, autonegotiation and autopolarity. The fiber optic transceivers can bridge distances of up to 0.5 km (multi-mode) or 120 km (single-mode), and support autonegotiation and full-duplex mode.

The switches are designed for mounting on DIN rails and can be rapidly set up for operation using the plug & play principle. Thanks to their compact 35 x 154 x 121 mm housing (width x height x depth), they can be easily installed in distribution boxes. LEDs on the front panel indicate the device and network status.

With these two new devices, Belden is adding variants boasting new features to the SPIDER family of Full Gigabit switches in the Hirschmann™ product range. "Support for Quality of Service and Jumbo Frames means that inexpensive unmanaged devices can now be used in applications that were previously exclusively the domain of managed switches,” says product manager Jürgen Schmid. "The Gigabit technology also ensures that these switches are a future-proof investment."

About Belden

Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals™

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.98 billion for the fiscal year 2011.

Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.


For more information about Belden, please visit www.hirschmann.com or e-mail for product inquiries.

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