Reliable and fast data transfer with Layer 3 backbone switch
Belden has released a new version of its Hirschmann brand Layer 3 backbone switches – the DRAGON MACH4000 Series which allow engineers to transfer larger quantities of data faster without compromising network availability or performance.
Increasing data density is making it challenging for engineers to get information from the field level to the control room quickly and on time and a way to keep up with demand and move larger quantities of data, without compromising reliability or availability is needed. This is why Hirschmann has updated its classic MACH4000 switch with extended flexibility and bandwidth capabilities. The new solution helps to handle evolving data requirements and ensures that networks are performing at their highest level.
Variants with four ports that can be set up for 2.5 or 10 Gigabit speeds, redundant power supplies and various new, advanced interfaces, the DRAGON MACH4000 switches help engineers in data-rich industrial environments accomplish the following:
• Connect OT and IT networks and progressively transition to 10 Gigabit speeds.
• Maximise availability with redundant backbone infrastructures.
• Transition from 1 Gigabit networks to 2.5 and then to 10 Gigabit as the network bandwidth requirements increase.
DRAGON MACH4000 series products are suited to use in applications that require high bandwidths and reliable data transfer.>
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