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Belden 360° Newsletter
Edition 5, November 2015

Belden 360° – A Newsletter Dedicated to the Industrial Market

Proven On-vehicle Wireless Network Solutions for the Mass Transit Industry

Wireless technology in industrial transportation settings can help meet customer demands while also delivering uncompromising safety and minimal downtime.

Onboard Wireless for Railway Systems

In our new white paper, we will discuss how wireless technology in industrial transportation settings, specifically the railway industry, can help meet customer demands and incorporate the latest technology, while also delivering uncompromising safety and minimal downtime or delays.The white paper explains:

  • How technology that meets global standards and the stringent railway specifications results in high-availability wireless networks
  • The key criteria for successful integration of wireless technology into railway systems
  • A typical wireless network design for a train needing onboard wireless connectivity
  • How high-speed trains, light rail systems, and subway or metro systems all benefit from wireless networking

Learn more about Industrial Wireless LAN on board

Download the White Paper


Industrial Ethernet Rail Switches Bridge Long Distances Without Disruptions

The SPIDER III Standard Line of unmanaged, entry-level rail switches is future-proof with Gigabit speed performance, offering you the full advantage of Ethernet technology.


These switches offer a high quality, cost-effective way to transfer large amounts of data. They are also designed for use in harsh environments and have the necessary certifications, making them the ideal for the manufacturing, machine building, solar power and traffic control industries.

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Innovative Technologies for Hygienic Zones, Splash Zones, and Product-free Zones

The Belden Food and Beverage portfolio at a glance

Food and BeverageBelden signal transmission solutions are used by customers around the globe for mission-critical Food & Beverge and Consumer Packaging applications.These solutions will strengthen your network communication – even in environments with extreme mechanical stress and wide temperature ranges – to help you avoid downtime and improve profitability. Our new line card gives you a quick overview about:

  • Industrial Connectivity: IP67, IP68, IP69K connectors, cordsets and I/O modules for Splash Zone, Washdown Zone and No Contact Zone
  • Industrial IT: Managed and unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches, security & firewall and industrial WLAN
  • Industrial Cables: Data cables, fiber, patch cords and control cables, patching and termination solution MIPP

Download the Line Card Now


Flexible DataTuff Cat 5e PROFINET Cables Maximizing Uptime Even in Harsh Environments

New UL-rated, quad design PROFINET cables from Belden provide Ethernet connectivity using open standard technology to easily connect devices across all systems for efficient factory automation.

DataTuff Cat 5e PROFINET Cables from Belden

Equipped with quad design, CMX Outdoor, Power Limited Tray Cables (PLTC) and a full range of other Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards, Belden PROFINET cables make it easier to install the network, maximizing uptime even in the most demanding indoor or outdoor environments.

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Secure and Reliable Remote Access

The new OWL 3G Industrial Cellular Router offers increased routing functionalities and advanced security capabilities in a single, reliable product. (EMEA only)

OWL 3G Industrial Cellular Router

Its enhanced software technologies make it easy to customize, as well as simple to use and install. As machine builders, system integrators and automation vendors search for easy and cost-effective ways to monitor and troubleshoot machines without going on-site or creating connections where wired networks are not feasible, the OWL 3G’s cellular capabilities become vastly important. Problems can be solved quickly and support costs can be drastically reduced with the OWL 3G’s remote access capabilities. The OWL 3G is currently available for the European and Middle Eastern markets.

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Belden Showcases Signal Transmission Solutions at SPS IPC Drives

SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation, Nuremberg, Germany


Between 24 and 26 November 2015, Nuremberg will be home to Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. If you are planning to visit the show, looking for new and innovative, tried and trusted solutions for your automation tasks, make sure you visit the Belden booth in Hall 10, Stand 120.

Come and see our latest innovations


IEI Design Seminar Provides Cutting-Edge Education

More than 100 attendees to the Americas 2015 Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure (IEI) Design Seminar learned more about the latest trends and techniques for better industrial networks.

Practical sessions and best practices

This year’s event focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on labs covering a broad range of topics. The seminar was held October 19-22 in Chicago.

Highlights of the event included daily keynote addresses:

  • Shawn Adams, COO, Auto Parkit, Inc., and Daniel Wade, Chief Architect-Wireless, Belden: Wireless Trends – Exciting Industrial Horizon
  • Dave Meltzer, Chief Research Officer, Tripwire, and Jeff Caldwell, Chief Architect-Security, Belden: ICS Security Considerations – An Evolving Terrain
  • John Herold, VP-Global Industrial Marketing, Belden: How to Take Advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Steve Biegacki, Sr. VP-Sales & Marketing, Belden: Final Thoughts on the Industrial Internet of Things

Even if you couldn’t attend this event, you can download the Belden IIoT Checklist and register to receive future communications at www.belden.com/designseminar. And mark your calendars for the 2016 dates of the IEI Design Seminar:

  • Munich, Germany: June 13-16, 2016
  • Orlando, Florida: October 10-13, 2016


Distributed I/O Reduces Machine Building Time & Improves Availability

If you build machines for manufacturers or are in charge of operations at a manufacturing organization, saving time is an important way to stay ahead of the competition. Our blog takes a look at passive wiring and active wiring to understand where and why time and cost savings occur with active wiring.

Most Industrial Cyber Incidents are Unintentional

Most Industrial Cyber Incidents are Unintentional

The vast majority of cyber incidents on industrial networks are unintentional, resulting from Human error, for example device configuration errors; Software or device flaws, such as legacy equipment and the accidental introduction of malware, for example via a USB stick or a vendor laptop. Our blog provides a 1-2-3 approach to Industrial Cybersecurity

A selection of other recently published articles

Smart Communication: Factory of the Future Critical Connections

As models for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mature and become hardened realities, the technologies and strategies for connecting machines will be essential for enabling increased efficiency, resiliency and productivity. Read more

Creating a New Breed of Manufacturing IT

The convergence of information technology and operation technology on the plant floor is igniting the need for a new skillset that combines computer science and plant engineering. Read more


Looking for a great way to keep up on the latest technology relevant to your work? Check out Belden's informative webinars.

Tools for Wireless Network Design

Development of wireless networks in the industrial market has become so popular that most people are now comfortable using WLAN technology for just about any application. Numerous considerations and requirements exist to make informed decisions, and today, there are many tools available for deployment. Attendees of this presentation will learn how these tools make it simple to optimize and benefit from WiFi implementation. View now on-demand

House of ICS Security

Understanding the complexities of industrial control system (ICS) security is difficult at best. This presentation introduces a model to facilitate discussions about cyber security at all levels of expertise, from starter to expert. Named “House of ICS Security,” the model helps users map threats specific to their operations, and counter those threats with appropriate security actions. Now on-demand 

Now on-demand: A Construction Kit for Secure Wireless Network Design


IE Training and Certification – 2016 Training Schedule Available Now

Training and Certification Our training and certification program is open to everyone – certification is especially recommended for network designers and administrators, who as employees or external service providers are responsible for the availability of industrial networks.

Download 2016 EMEA Training Schedule

Register Now for 2015 US Certification Trainings

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