The GREYHOUND switch enables you to select a solution for your network today but to react quickly to changing network requirements tomorrow. Flexible design and installation options include varying front or rear port styles, field interchangeable modules and enhanced software features for copper or fibre network needs.


Hirschmann Greyhound Switch



The GREYHOUND is an entry-level device built to withstand harsh conditions in industrial automation and power utility settings. It has been designed to keep pace with evolving network needs through interchangeable media modules for copper and fibre ports. Redundancy protocols, diagnostic features and security mechanisms help achieve improved network availability.


  • Port options:

– Up to 24 Fast Ethernet ports for copper and fibre (ST, SC, SFP, multimode or singlemode)

– Optional 4 Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Combo Ports

– Front or rear mounting

  • Certifications: IEC 61850-3 and IEEE1613 (substations), NEMA TS2 and EN50121-4 (transportation)*
  • Operating temperature range: -40 ˚C to +70 ˚C


  • Management: SSHv2, HTTPS, TFTP, SCP, SFTP client, SNMP v1/v2/v3, LLDP-MED
  • Diagnostic: Persistent logging, syslog, port mirroring N:1, LLDP, copper cable test, port monitor
  • Configuration: Command-line interface (CLI), Web-based management, DHCP server per port and pool per VLAN, CLI scripting
  • Security: Port security, access control with 802.1x, ACLs (MAC, IPv4), automatic denial-of service prevention, audit trail, RADIUS, local user management
  • Redundancy: MRP (IEC 62439-2), RSTP 802.1D-2004 (IEC 62439-1), Link Aggregation, Link Backup
  • Filter: QoS, port priority (IEEE 802.1D/p), VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q), IGMP snooping/querier, Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP), Multiple MAC Registration Protocol (MMRP), Multiple Registration Protocol (MRP)

 GREYHOUND Media Modules

Configurable media modules offer great flexibility; The GREYHOUND switch offers flexible port options and a range of software features for entry-level industrial Ethernet switch needs.

Customer Benefits;

♦ Flexible design

The GREYHOUND switch enables customers to react quickly to changing network requirements. Flexible design and installation options include varying port styles, more ports overall, interchangeable modules and enhanced software features. The switch’s field exchangeable ports can support customers’ copper or fibre needs.

♦ Entry-level pricing

The GREYHOUND switch is designed for industrial environments that need cost-effective, entry-level devices, with rugged features to handle demanding applications, especially in electrical power applications and transportation settings.


Unlike standard products or even configurable products from the factory, GREYHOUND is not limited by design. Network administrators can react to changing needs in their application and adjust the product as many times as needed, all while in the field. The installation is fast, easy and flexible.

The GREYHOUND switch is ideal for customers in need of a unique combination of entry-level pricing, customizable port options and enhanced software features.


  • Harsh industrial conditions
  • High ambient temperatures


Power generation and distribution, transportation, industrial automation

For more information on Hirschmann’s GREYHOUND or any other Hirschmann switch, please contact the Electroustic office on 01908 307200.