Hirschmann™ switches are helping EcoFlex'IT to create environmentally responsible network infrastructures

A “green” industrial ethernet solution for buildings

Hirschmann™ has provided IP network devices for EcoFlex'IT, a new type of IT infrastructure for buildings, developed by the French IT consulting company InGeTel-Bet. Deployed in several large office buildings in France by Exprimm'IT, a French Hirschmann™ partner, EcoFlex'IT hugely decreases power consumption in IT networks. It is also extremely versatile.


A totally new approach to the classic office environment, EcoFlex'IT helps reduce costs and create “green” buildings by delivering one network for all applications.

The customer selected Hirschmann™ MACH102 switches with Power over-Ethernet (PoE) modules and the new range of Hirschmann MACH104 PoE Plus switches. The complete solution uses more than 65 switches and 90 PoE modules. The switches are built into special underfloor boxes to bring Ethernet and PoE directly to the place where it is used. This reduces the amount of cabling used, saves server room space and lowers the overall investment needed.