The OCTOPUS 8M switch is an industrial switch manufactured by Hirschmann. It has a voltage range of 9.6 to 60 Volts DC. This switch has an IP65/IP67 enclosure rating and it is water resistant.

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The OCTOPUS 8M switch is a managed industrial Ethernet switch that is manufactured by Hirschmann. It is built to address the specific needs of industrial automation while still adhering to all the relevant industry regulations and standards. The OCTOPUS 8M switch comes with IP65/IP67 waterproof enclosure ratings that are in accordance with the IEEE 802.3 standards, which makes the switch suitable for outdoor applications with rough environmental conditions. It Includes 8 Fast Ethernet (10/100 MBit/s) RJ 45 connection ports with a 4-pin, D-coded M12 connector. The 10/100 Mbit/s twisted-pair port also supports auto-negotiation, auto-polarity, and auto-crossing functions. It operates at a temperature between -40 and 70 degrees Celsius and it has a maximum voltage range of 9.6 to 60 Volts DC. This switch features a redundant power supply. 


The Hirschmann OCTOPUS 8M switch also incorporates other redundancy features such as the HIPER-Ring protocol, RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol), and redundant network coupling. It can be managed through Telnet, a web interface, HiVision, or a V.24 serial interface that allows for the local connection of an external management station which allows the users to monitor the system using the CLI (Command Line Interface). There are LED indicators that display the port status, SysLog support, and Remote Network Monitoring that provide traffic statistics such as history, alarms, and events for diagnostic purposes. The OCTOPUS 8M switch comes with network port security features such as the SNMPv3, SSHv3, SNMP access settings, and network authentication protocol 802.1X. It has dimensions of 184 millimeters in width, 189 millimeters in height, and 70 millimeters in depth, and a weight of 1300 grams, making it an ideal device for wall-mounting. It can be used without a fan.

Technical specifications:

SeriesIP65/IP67 Switches and Routers
Part NumberOCTOPUS 8M
DescriptionEthernet Switch
Voltage9.6-60 Volts DC
Ethernet Ports8 Ports (10/100 Mbit/s)
Port Type4-Pin M12 Connector
Power Consumption6.2 Watts
Weight1300 grams
Operating Temperature-40-70 degrees Celsius
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