Hirschmann™ Managed RSP Switches

Thanks to PRP and HSR, the new RSP switches are the first to guarantee completely uninterrupted data communications.

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  • Switchover times of 0 ms guarantee high productivity for your machines and systems
  • Extensive security functions guarantee all-round protection against network-borne attacks and operator errors
  • Precise synchronization enables applications to comply with stringent real-time requirements

Your Benefits

The RSP switches from Hirschmann™ are the first to allow uninterrupted data communication, thus ensuring continuous access to machines and systems, greatly increasing their productivity and hence also their profitability.
The switches feature comprehensive security functions to provide all-round protection against network attacks. Since they also support precise synchronization, they can be used to safely network even applications that are subject to stringent real-time requirements.

Hirschmann™ RSP Switches

RSP switches from Hirschmann™ offer eleven ports, three of which can be equipped with SFP transceivers that support Fast (100 BASE-FX) or – optionally – Gigabit-Ethernet (100/1000 BASE-FX). The remaining ports can be used either for 100 BASE-TX or as a combination of four SFP transceivers and four TX ports. These switches are also remarkable for their extensive management and redundancy methods, as well as enhanced security mechanisms. In addition is a version available that supports precise synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2, plus PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy).

The RSP switches from Hirschmann™ are optimized for the type of data communication used in the electricity supply industry, because using Ethernet to link the field-level transformer stations of a power supply grid calls for special network equipment which – such as the RSP switches from Hirschmann™ – can guarantee uninterrupted communication in the systems under even the harshest conditions. This is the only way of ensuring that end customers receive an uninterrupted power supply.

They can also be used in many other areas. They offer optimum solutions wherever uninterrupted data communication is of the essence, for example in mechanical engineering, production or security applications.

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Product Description

The new RSP switches from Hirschmann™, with robust hardware and a powerful operating system, are able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions. For the first time, the integration of new redundancy protocols allows uninterrupted data communication.

These new techniques, PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR* (High-availability Seamless Redundancy), are based on the international IEC62439 standard and therefore guarantee future security and interoperability. Precision time synchronization in accordance with IEEE 1588v2, synchronizes sensors, drives and measuring equipment. Gigabit Ethernet provides for a fast connection to the backbone, while connections to terminal equipment use 100 BASE-TX – either alone or in combination with 100 BASE-FX.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Extensive range of redundancy methods: PRP, HSR*, PRP/HSR* Red Box, MRP, Fast MRP, RSTP
  • Precise synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2
  • Enhanced security mechanisms: authentication, radius, role based access, port security, SSHv2, HTTPS and SFTP, plus others currently in preparation.
  • Fast device replacement, comprehensive logging and storage of all configuration data, plus operating software updates via SD card
  • High level of vibration resistance
  • Broad immunity to electrostatic discharges and magnetic fields
  • Temperature range from -40°C to +70°C
  • Power supply 24/36/48 V DC or 60/120/250 V DC and 110/230 V AC
  • Strong and compact metal housing

0 ms switchover time

RSP switches support the redundancy protocols PRP and HSR*


Duplicate data packets are transmitted simultaneously in both directions


Identical data packets are transmitted simultaneously to both networks

Présentation des produits

  • Ethernet industrielSpécialiste des technologies de l’automatisation et des réseaux, Hirschmann™ développe des solutions novatrices qui répondent aux besoins des entreprises en termes de performances, d’efficacité et de fiabilité de l’investissement.

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