Unmanaged PoE switch offers high functionality at a low price

Paul Boughton
Belden is expanding the Hirschmann Spider product portfolio with the addition of a low-cost switch including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. This be introduced at SPS/IPC/Drives in Nürnberg, Hall 10, Stand 10-120.
The unmanaged Spider II 8TX PoE features an internal PoE power supply that generates the 48V DC PoE voltage directly from its 24V DC voltage supply. At the same time it provides the galvanic insulation as required by the regulations. Network-compatible devices can be supplied by the switch with power straight through the data cable, which eliminates the need for separate power supply lines. In this way, data networks can be planned with greater ease and flexibility. Even when used in difficult access points, PoE terminal equipment no longer requires a separate power supply.
Pascal Unterdorfer, product manager, comments: "The four PoE ports of the switch are fully compatible with the IEEE 802.3af standard and can supply network-compatible end user devices – such as IP phones, small hubs, cameras or wireless transmission devices, like WLAN and Bluetooth access points – with up to 15.4W of power (12.95W on the terminal side) by means of the Phantom Power Method.
"The switch has a top-hat rail-mount metal housing according to protection category IP30. It can be operated within a wide temperature range from -10 to +60 degrees C and has its own internal PoE voltage transformation, which makes it ideal for use in a rugged industrial environment."
For more information, visit www.belden-emea.com

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