Belden Expands GREYHOUND Ethernet Switch Family to Optimize Network Performance


Belden Inc., a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, today announced the availability of its Hirschmann GREYHOUND 105/106 Ethernet Switches, built to deliver fast, secure, cost-effective and future-proof network connectivity in industrial operations.  

GREYHOUND 105/106 Ethernet Switches from Hirschmann offer a very high port density with support for multiple Gigabit speeds. The compact design combines hardened industrial hardware and high-performance switching and routing capabilities while meeting any performance, redundancy or budget requirements.  

Customers can choose the features best suited for their environments and pay only for the speed, power and security they need – with the confidence that the solution can scale easily as connectivity requirements increase. Available in four main versions, GREYHOUND 105 and GREYHOUND 106, the switches can serve as an aggregation layer or backbone switch depending on the network’s size. 

With the GREYHOUND 105/106 Ethernet Switch family, users benefit from: 

  • Scalability to meet future bandwidth needs and connect more network devices with high-speed, high port density within a single, compactly designed device. 
  • Feature and price flexibility with multiple configuration options, enabling customers to select the speed and power necessary for their specific applications. 
  • Robust security and high-performance switching features through best-in-class HiOS switch software that ensures the large amounts of data collected in the field can be delivered to the enterprise level quickly, securely and reliably. 

Sebastian Preiss, senior product manager at Belden, said, “The demand for bandwidth and the number of interconnected devices grows significantly each year and that’s why we developed the GREYHOUND 105/106 switches,” “Designed as a multipurpose industrial aggregation layer switch, these devices bridge the hardware and software requirements of enterprise IT and industrial operations to ensure maximum uptime and smooth production processes.” 

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