Hirschmann OCTOPUS Train-BP

Hirschmann OCTOPUS Train-BP

The new OCTOPUS Train-BP offers maximum future-proof onboard data communication for trains. Thanks to its two uplink ports with bypass relay and rail-specific approvals, it fulfills the requirements for switches for Ethernet Consist Networks in accordance with the IEC 61375-3-4 draft standard. The bypass relay allows network topologies, which ensure that communication between all devices is maintained despite duplicate faults – even in the actual switches.

With each OCTOPUS Train-BP, which can also be seamlessly integrated into Profinet and EtherNet/IP environments, up to 22 terminals can be connected to a train segment network and linked securely to the backbone. In addition, thanks to comprehensive management functions and maximum operational reliability, neither water nor dust nor extreme temperatures nor excessive vibration can harm the OCTOPUS Train-BP.


The OCTOPUS Train-BP enables future-proof solutions for secure data communication in trains via Ethernet. Thanks to uplink ports with bypass relay, the connection between adjacent switches can be maintained even if an OCTOPUS fails – for example because of a power supply failure. Thanks to this fault tolerant network design, a variety of applications can be realized, which reliably offer passengers high levels of comfort. This includes, for example, up-to-date display of reachable connecting trains.

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Hirschmann OCTOPUS Train-BP

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