Belden redesigns Layer 3 Gigabit switch with new features

Belden has redesigned its Layer 3 modular Gigabit switch to create a new version called the MSP30-X Modular Switch.

Aimed at targeting extreme environments, the Gigabit switch maintains its modular and flexible design, while saving costs and space since it can be placed near harsh environments.

This Hirschmann switch has a combination of Layer 3 features, including time synchronization for time-critical data and wall-mounting capabilities, bringing new advantages to the industrial market and their ability to keep networks up and running at all times, said Belden.

Belden Product Manager Vinod Rana said: “Previously, Ethernet devices were placed in the control room, and only fixed, configured products could be used in the operations area. Now, customers can have both modularity and flexibility in their networking products and place them into the harsh operations area.”

MSP30-X switch is ideal for engineers, integrators, machine builders and plant operators in the transportation, machine building, power transmission and distribution, oil and gas, mining, wind power, and other hazardous industries.

Some features of the MSP30-X switch include Precision Time Protocol version 2 for real-time data, Layer 3 routing capabilities for network extensions, an operating temperature range from -40˚C to +70˚C and up to 100 percent relative humidity.

This apart, it also has additional brackets for mounting of modules on the main device body and Ethernet cables that can be tightly screwed onto the module using M12 connectors.

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