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  • 28 January 2010 15:25

Belden's New Hirschmann RSB20 Series of Switches

Belden Australia has introduced the new Hirschmann RSB20 series of cost-efficient Ethernet/Fast Ethernet managed switches for use in various applications and markets.

The new series comprises 16 models that are distinguished by the number and type of ports offered, factory settings for EtherNet/IP and specific operating temperature ranges.

The RSB20 series provides an economically attractive entry into the segment of managed switches where users only pay for their exact equipment (feature and function) needs. They offer design features that adapt to any application without compromising quality or system performance. Special versions have been optimised for specific applications in addition to a "universal version" with three small form-factor pluggable transceiver ports.

Ideally suited for OEM and network-edge level managed performance, the new switches offer plug and play features that allow for quick commissioning without sacrificing switch or network diagnostics and performance.

All 16 models of the Hirschmann RSB20 family of basic switches support Fast Ethernet (10/100 BASE-TX, 100 BASE-FX) and offer extensive management and redundancy options as well as a variety of functions for convenient configuration and diagnostics. Every model meets current industrial standards.

Supplied in a rugged and compact DIN rail mount housing, the switches have passive fan-less cooling and redundant 12/24VDC power connections ensure high network availability. Benefits include: • Design and feature-set optimises cost/performance ratio

• Tailored functionality for all industrial Ethernet applications including EtherNet/IP and PROFINET installations

• High Mean Time Between Failure of >60 years

• Broad selection of media redundancy (ring and/or mesh), dual power inputs and multicast filtering

• 8 and 9 port models

General Belden enquiries: Tel: 1800 500 775 or Email:


Belden Industrial Solutions

Belden offers a comprehensive line of industrial solutions consisting of Hirschmann™ switches and active networking devices, Lumberg Automation™ connectivity, and Belden cables, all manufactured to provide 99.999% reliability for any standard industrial, extreme environment or mission-critical applications.

Belden is also the only company to offer a complete industrial solution for Ethernet applications. This matched end-to-end system offers its users maximum uptime and complete peace of mind, no matter what the environment. For more information on the new Belden Hirschmann RSB20 series of basic managed switches or any Belden industrial solution, contact Belden on 1800 500 775, send an email to or visit

About Belden

Sending All the Right Signals — from industrial automation to data centres, from broadcast studios to aerospace, from cutting-edge wireless communications to consumer electronics, Belden people are committed to delivering the best signal transmission solutions in the world. Its 8,000 associates worldwide work in copper cable, fibre, wireless technology, connectors, switches and active components to bring voice, video and data to mission-critical applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. With 2008 revenues of $2.0 billion, Belden has manufacturing capability in North America, Europe and Asia. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BDC).

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