Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet Switches EES20 and EES25

The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches from Hirschmann combine the functional scope of a powerful managed switch with interruption-free redundancy protocols and precise synchronization.

  • This module allows automation equipment to be extended to include state-of-the-art switch technology with very little effort
  • The additional network functionality gives the equipment sustained competitive advantages
  • Development process and time-to-market are significantly shortened thanks to Embedded Ethernet

Your Benefits

The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches from Hirschmann offer equipment manufacturers a fast and easy way of equipping their automation equipment with state-of-the-art switch technology. They offer additional network functionality, thus a competitive advantage. At the same time, the development process and time-to-market are significantly reduced since the manufacturers no longer need to concern themselves with the switch technology, but can instead concentrate on their core competencies.

Hirschmann Embedded Ethernet Switches EES20 and EES25

The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches each have six Fast Ethernet ports that can be configured for either 10/100 BASE TX or 100 BASE FX. They also offer extensive management and filter functions plus a variety of redundancy protocols and port security.

In addition, the EES25 supports precise synchronization as per IEEE 1588v2, plus PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol), which guarantees uninterrupted data communication. Both versions can be integrated into the Hirschmann network management software Industrial HiVision.

The Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches from Hirschmann can be used anywhere that requires automation equipment with additional switch functions, making them particularly suitable for use in mechanical and plant engineering. But they facilitate high-availability applications also in other areas, such as safety devices in transformer stations, remote terminal units in wind turbines or control equipment in trains.

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Product Description

The new Embedded Ethernet EES20 and EES25 switches from Hirschmann™ provide automation equipment that already has an Ethernet interface with the complete functional scope of a managed standalone switch. The new standardized Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) facilitates uninterrupted data communication, or in other words switchover times of 0 ms. It also supports real-time applications as per IEEE 1588v2. Since all the functions can be updated via software update, the Embedded Ethernet switches from Hirschmann™ offer maximum flexibility and future security. Both versions are implemented as compact modules and are mounted directly on the main board of the automation equipment. An optional development kit permits fast and easy design-in.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Six Fast Ethernet ports for 10/100 BASE-TX or 100 BASE-FX
  • Management via web browser, SNMP, RMON, VLAN, Multicast, CLI
  • Port and cyber security
  • Redundancy protocols RSTP and MRP plus PRP (EES25)
  • Precise synchronization as per IEEE 1588v2 (EES25)
  • Functional scope can be updated via software update
  • Extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C
  • Compact construction (88 mm x 13 mm x 60 mm)
  • Easy to install
  • Power consumption 2 W/3.5 W

New Product Bulletin – Hirschmann™ Embedded Ethernet Modul EEM

Embedded Ethernet Switch EES25 on development kit

Technical Information

EES25 ohne Hintergrund

Embedded Ethernet Module EES20 and EES25

Managed Fast Ethernet Switch according to IEEE 802.3, store-and-forward-switching

Case Study


Industrial Ethernet Switches from Belden Upgrade the Substations of a Regional Power Grid to IEC 61850 Standard