The Hirschmann BOBCAT switch is the first of its kind to enable real-time communication using Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). To effectively support the increasing real-time communication requirements in industrial settings, a strong ethernet network backbone is essential.

One of the key strengths of the Hirschmann BRS30-8TX/4SFP managed switch is its support for the IEC 61850 standard. This standard is widely used in the power utility industry to ensure interoperability between different devices and systems. This Bobcat also supports TSN, a set of ethernet standards that enables deterministic communication over ethernet networks. This means that data can be transmitted with precise timing and low latency, making it ideal for applications that require real-time data transmission, such as industrial automation, process control, and robotics. 

In addition to TSN, the Bobcat offers a range of other advanced features that make it an excellent choice for industrial networking. For example, it supports multiple network protocols, including SNMP, IGMP, and RSTP, allowing for easy integration with existing network infrastructure. It also provides advanced features, such as MRP, USB-C out-of-band management capability, port security, and RADIUS authentication, to help protect against loop prevention, unauthorised access and data breaches. 

Another strength of the Hirschmann BRS30-8TX/4SFP managed switch is its robust construction. Designed to withstand harsh industrial environments, with a rugged design and a wide operating temperature range of 0°C to +60°C. This means that it can operate reliably in harsh environments with humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference. The Bobcat is an ideal choice for applications in industries such as oil and gas, power generation, and transportation, where reliability and durability are essential. Want to increase bandwidth? This compact managed switch allows for expanded bandwidth capabilities by adjusting your SFPs from 1 to 2.5 Gigabit – requiring no change to the appliance.

With its advanced features, reliable operation, industrial design, the Hirschmann BRS30-8TX/4SFP managed switch offers exceptional performance and flexibility for today’s OT engineers.

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