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A Newsletter Dedicated to the Industrial Market

Network Flexibility from an Entry-level Device

New GREYHOUND Gigabit Ethernet Switch offers flexible port options and enhanced software features to meet low-entry needs 

Hirschmann GREYHOUND Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Designed for use in harsh industrial environments with a need for cost-effective, entry-level devices. The switch features an extended range of software features through Hirschmann’s operating system, HiOS, and is flexible as network requirements evolve through its field exchangeable port modules – with copper and fiber Gigabit port options available.


Modular I/O System Supports EtherNet/IP 

LioN-Link EtherNet/IP bus coupler enables universal integration, long-distance connections and access to real-time data in harsh industrial settings

LioN-Link EtherNet/IP bus coupler

Network updates and repairs are simple with the LioN-Link EtherNet/IP bus coupler, providing flexible interface options across existing EtherNet/IP protocols for even the harshest industrial environments. The LioN-Link system consists of bus coupler modules which provide the connection between the entire fieldbus protocol and the fieldbus independent I/O modules. 



Secure Industrial WLAN Connections

HiLCOS 9.0 software ensures maximum network availability and data security across wireless connections

Hirschmann HiLCOS 9.0 Software The latest enhancements to the HiLCOS software – the operating system that supports the entire Hirschmann OpenBAT family of WLAN devices – enables network managers to confidently maintain secure and reliable wireless connections. In challenging industrial environments – from transportation to energy to machine building – HiLCOS 9.0 software enables network communication across long distances.

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Enhanced Network Performance

New M12 X-coded Gigabit Industrial Ethernet cordsets feature extended data interface cables for high-speed connections – Now also suitable for drag chain applications


Lumberg Automation’s new M12 cord sets, the BRSTS 8X-552/…M for railway applications and the RSTS 8X-478/…M for general industrial settings, feature a transfer rate of up to 10 Gbit/second. The M12 cord sets are equipped to safeguard network data and operate reliably under varying industrial conditions.



Modular and Flexible

The MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Gigabit switch for easier installation, space savings and higher network availability

Hirschmann MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Gigabit Switch

The redesigned Hirschmann MSP30-X Modular Ethernet Gigabit Switch gives customers the highest network availability in the harshest of environments. The new version maintains its original modular and flexible design, but now includes enhancements to save customers time, costs and space.


DataTuff Wins 2015 Engineers' Choice Award

Belden DataTuff TC Cat 5e cordsets is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers' Choice award winner

Belden DataTuff TC Cat 5e cord sets - Control Engineering 2015 Engineers' Choice

Belden's DataTuff TC Cat 5e cordsets, comprised of UL 1277-rated industrial Ethernet cable and RJ45 connectors, can be easily deployed in pre-existing 600 V cable trays for cost-effective and speedy installation. Also, ProSoft Technology wins with Ethernet-to-Belden 9463 Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter, which lets users run Allen-Bradley remote I/O and EtherNet/IP data simultaneously on existing Blue Hose cable.


Reduce Network Downtime

Hirschmann OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch adds Gigabit Ethernet and routing functionalities for reliable network connectivity

Hirschmann OCTOPUS OS30/34 switch

With four Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, added routing functionalities and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, the new OCTOPUS OS30/34 extends the feature set of Hirschmann's OCTOPUS series to achieve maximum network availability in today's data-rich industrial settings.




Get in Touch With the Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Your industrial network infrastructure is evolving. Start taking advantage of the "Industrial Internet of Things" now - with Belden.

Prepare Your Infrastructure   for the IIoT Now

Safe, Accurate Monitoring in Solar Power Plants

Modular Industrial Patch Panels Improve Reliability and Flexibility

MIPP Helps Ensure Safe, Accurate Monitoring in Solar Power Plants
SMA Solar Technology ensures high reliability of its photovoltaic power plants using industrial networking solutions from Belden, including our Modular Industrial Patch Panel (MIPP), Read the full story here.

Best Practices for Substation Design

Defense in Depth Cyber Security for Substation Communications
If you are involved with upgrading or designing electrical substations, don’t miss our white paper "Substation Communication Legacy to IEC 61850 Best Practices". It explains the best practices for substation design, including how to ensure legacy systems connect to new technologies.

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The Smart Factory of the Future

Communications in the Factory LAN

The Smart Factory of the Future will consist of systems that are more intelligent, flexible and dynamic than the ones in use today.
What will industrial production look like 5-20 years from now? How will my factory compete with new factories that use next generation systems and concepts? Where does the Industrial Internet of Things fit in? Find out in the new white paper “Communications Technologies for the Smart Factory of the Future”.

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Global Hirschmann Certfication Training Sessions 

Training sessions
Your network performance links directly to the skills and knowledge of your professional team. We can help them build expertise and put theory into practice. Download the 2015 training schedule.

Grow Your Industrial Ethernet Business - Become a Belden Certified Industrial Network Provider (CINP).

For EMEA, the next training event takes place August 31-September 2 in Neckartenzlingen, Germany (near Stuttgart). Don't miss next CINP training


Belden Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminars 2015

Business growth through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Factory

Belden Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminars 2015

The Belden Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminars (IEIDS) are designed for professionals involved in planning a new Industrial Ethernet network or updating parts of the manufacturing process to Ethernet-enabled components. This highly acclaimed range of events is being organized in key regions throughout 2015. Each one offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the latest developments in Ethernet networking, meet industry-leading independent experts and talk to senior Belden personnel.

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