Managed switch meets increased bandwidth and security needs

For industrial IoT networking, Belden believes that its BobCat family is future-proofed for large industrial networks. It has up to 24 ports and offers advanced security and redundancy, says the company.

The compact, yet powerful managed switch is designed for growing networks and increased demand. “With bandwidth needs constantly rising and a growing number of connected devices on the network, our customers need solutions that can maximise performance and security – even while taking up less space and operating reliably under harsh conditions,” said Thomas Rodenbusch-Mohr, product manager at Belden.

The high-port count BobCat switch has been designed to offer more flexibility and interoperability, simplify maintenance and future-proof network operations.

The high-port density connects a growing number of network devices and time-sensitive networking (TSN) technology simultaneously supports multiple services on the network while ensuring deterministic communication, says Belden.

The switch is designed to support increased bandwidth and speed capabilities for continued network growth and advanced security features, including wire-speed access control lists and automatic denial-of-service protect networks.

Power output is through power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) ports that do not require load sharing

The security and real-time communication features mean that the BobCat switches are relevant to many industrial markets, including automotive, manufacturing, machine building, water management, and oil and gas. They are also applicable in transportation and power management applications, where they can be used to deliver critical real-time information, like deterministic signalling and energy flow. The high bandwidth and port count and ruggedised design, make the switches equally practical for use in airports and seaports.

Companies can optimise, modernise, automate and secure industrial networks using Belden’s portfolio of standardised, multi-functional products. Customers can reduce the total cost of ownership, while enabling sensor-to-cloud connectivity and gaining network-wide visibility. Belden also ensures seamless integration of future-proofed technologies into existing infrastructures for increased bandwidth, efficiency, security and network availability.

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