Belden First to Offer Mid-Range Gigabit Speed Switch for Industrial Networks

New Ethernet Switch from Hirschmann Delivers High-Performance Features in an Adaptable, Cost-Effective Device to Meet Evolving Network Needs



Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced the newest industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann – the GREYHOUND 1040. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch delivers on the high-bandwidth and data speed needs of industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fiber port option – a first for the industry.


Belden first to offer mid-range gigabit speed switch for industrial networks.
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“We know our customers are facing increased bandwidth and power requirements. The GREYHOUND 1040 switch enables you to react quickly and modify networks in real time as your needs change,” said Juergen Schmid, senior product manager at Belden. “Typically, high-speed and high-power capabilities require costly hardware. Our industry-first 2.5 GE fiber port option fills a unique niche in the market, when 1 Gigabit isn’t enough, but 10 Gigabits is too costly. We expect this mid-range, cost-effective option will soon be an IEEE standard.”

The GREYHOUND 1040 switch supports up to 28 Gigabit ports and can operate as a backbone switch. For networks with strict uptime requirements, the GREYHOUND 1040 enables system updates, modifications and expansions without taking the network offline through:

  • Redundant power supplies that can be easily changed out in the field.
  • Interchangeable media modules that enable the addition of new ports or changing existing port types.

“More applications and devices than ever before require power. Whether you’re upgrading your physical security system or taking advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things phenomenon, you need powerful solutions like the GREYHOUND 1040 switch for high-speed communications,” adds Schmid.

Industries, such as power transmission and distribution, transportation and physical security, will benefit from the GREYHOUND 1040 switch’s technical features, and its adherence to specific industry standards, certifications and approvals.

An early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows Industrial IT and is delivering the next generation of industrial networking solutions. Its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – are leading the way in the adoption of industrial Ethernet. With a purpose-built portfolio, Belden’s wired, wireless and embedded products deliver the highest confidence of reliability, availability and security. In addition, excellent warranties and dedicated customer support minimize downtime, protect critical infrastructure and provide peace of mind.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc

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Berry Medendorp
Tel: +31 77 387 8555
Nancy van Heesewijk
Standing Partnership
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