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High-Performing Port Density on Compact Design Delivers Cost-Effective, Scalable Connectivity in Industrial Environments

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), 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.

“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,” said Sebastian Preiss, senior product manager at Belden. “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.”

Reliable in wide operating temperature ranges and with a fanless design, GREYHOUND 105/106 Ethernet Switches can be installed in both harsh environmental conditions and control cabinets without the need for powerful cooling systems. The devices support networks in any industrial setting – including all segments of discrete and process manufacturing, energy production and transportation.


As an early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows industrial IT and delivers the next generation of industrial networking solutions, including wired, wireless and embedded products. With its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – Belden helps companies minimize downtime and take advantage of the real-time data access and control made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through a seamless, secure and scalable industrial Ethernet infrastructure, companies are equipped to revolutionize their operations and achieve improved efficiency, productivity and agility. Visit www.belden.com/products to learn more.

About Belden

Belden Inc. delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.