Fan-Free PoE Modules allow use of 16 Ethernet ports per switch.
February 1, 2011 -
Hirschmann PoE/PoE Plus Modules for MACH100 Workgroup Series Switches have eight 10/100 BASE-TX ports that provide 15.4 or 30 W operation, with PoE Plus functionality available to 4 of unit's 8 ports. Two modules can be used with each switch, for total of 16 ports per switch, all of which can be operated simultaneously to provide up to 120 W total power. Hot-swappable modules have LEDs to signal PoE or PoE Plus operation on each port, and are shielded against ESD and magnetic fields.
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Belden's Small, Versatile Hirschmann PoE/PoE Plus Modules
ST. LOUIS , MO - Belden, a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces the availability of fan-free Hirschmann PoE/PoE Plus Modules for its MACH100 Workgroup Series Switches. The Module's eight Fast Ethernet ports (10/100 BASE-TX) provide either 15.4 W (PoE) or 30 W (PoE Plus) operation, with PoE Plus functionality available to four of the unit's eight ports. Two PoE/PoE Plus Modules can be used with each Hirschmann MACH100 Switch for a total availability of 16 ports per switch - all of which can be operated simultaneously to provide up to 120 W total power. For additional flexibility, the Module's PoE Plus ports can power devices with higher power requirements such as IP pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, Voice over IP (VoIP) videophones, or multiband WLAN access points.
Bill Wotruba, Belden's Director of Network and Connectivity Products commented, "With the introduction of the PoE/PoE Plus Modules, Belden once again demonstrates its leadership position in industrial network technology. Until now, there has never been a fan-free PoE unit that occupies only one unit of space while offering users a high concentration of PoE or PoE Plus ports."
The Module's user-friendliness is assured via LEDs at each port which signal PoE or PoE Plus operation. 48V DC (PoE) or 52 V DC (PoE Plus) power is secured through use of an external power supply that is connected via twisted pairs to the unit's three-pin terminal block. These plug-and-play, hot-swappable modules are shielded to protect against electrostatic discharges, magnetic fields, and interference. Network management software and a web interface are available to facilitate easy configuration and diagnostics.
Hirschmann MACH100 Switches
Belden's Hirschmann-branded MACH100 Modular Fast Ethernet Switches support Profinet and EtherNet/IP and can be used to network workgroups via copper or fiber optic cables while connecting them to the backbone via two Gigabit combo ports. The switches operate in the temperature range 32° to +122°F (0o to +50oC), offer extensive management and redundancy procedures, and a variety of functions for configuration and diagnostics. They also possess a fanless cooling system and a redundant power supply.
For more information on Belden's Hirschmann-branded PoE/PoE Plus Modules, download NP 317. Or, contact Hirschmann, A BELDEN BRAND, 1540 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Telephone: 1.719.217.2299. Fax: 719.217.2279. Website: www.belden.com.
St. Louis-based Belden Inc designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 7,000 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com.