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Belden 360° Newsletter
Edition 1, January 2016

Belden 360° – A Newsletter Dedicated to the Industrial Market

See How Wireless Technology is Changing Utility Networks

Originally, the electric power grid was a centralized unidirectional system, but in the 20th century, local grids grew and were eventually interconnected to boost efficiency and reliability and establish load balances between different generation plants and consumers, and also between countries. 

Wireless Communication in Smart Grid Deployments

The electric grids of developed countries have now become very large, mature and highly interconnected, with hundreds of central power generation stations delivering power to major load centers via high capacity power lines.

Today’s "smart grid" is a modernized electrical grid that uses automated digital communications technology to gather and act on real-time data about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in order to maximize the throughput of the system and improve overall energy efficiency. For these applications, wireless technologies are the most suitable communication technology. Our new white paper addresses the key considerations and challenges around implementing wireless technology in smart grid deployments.
Learn more by downloading Guide to Wireless Communication in Smart Grid Deployments today.

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Highly Flexible, All-in-one Multi-protocol Solution

Multiprotocol, compact I/O modules deliver exceptional flexibility and convenient installation in the field for those interested in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


The all-new LioN-Power Active I/O modules meet EtherNet/IP and PROFINET protocol specifications and detect both input and output data directly in the machine. You get an all-in-one product solution for robotics, machine handling, manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging, and automotive applications. Thanks to uniformly standardized M12 connectors in L-coding, we simplified the system to just one device. Lumberg Automation also offers a complete range of M12 Power products with L-, S-, K- and T-coding.


Advanced Security Functionality and Data Inspection within a Single Device

EAGLE20/30 Industrial Firewalls with HiSecOS 3.0 Software

Easily Configurable Firewall - Secure Operating SystemThe advanced security functionality of the Hirschmann Security Operating System (HiSecOS) 3.0 software, paired with these multiport industrial firewalls, creates a solution capable of securing and protecting an entire industrial network. Modular configuration options of up to eight ports eliminate the need for multiple routers, which provides significant savings in installation time and costs, while still offering a customized solution.

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Industrial-Strength Sensor Cables for Maximum Uptime

New Belden Sensor/Actuator Cable Range

Belden Sensor Cables

The high-quality sensor cables offer high flexibility, reliable quality and high availability of devices. Ideal for demanding industrial applications like robotic or drag chain applications, the sensor/actuator cables are resistant to coolants and lubricants, free of halogen and substances detrimental to paint adhesion, LABS and phosphorus free, weldsplatter resistant, UL approved and torsion and trailing resistant. High levels of quality in centricity, roundness, strippability and consistent jacket thickness are ensured through continuous manufacturing testing and highest quality materials used.

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Maximum Data Security for Production Networks

The Tofino Xenon Security Appliance Software version 2.2 is now complete with enhancements that provide extended functionality
and enriched manageability.

Tofino Xenon with Software Version 2.2

These include but are not limited to: added support of PCCC (PC cubed) messaging for the Ethernet/IP
protocol, multi-language GUI, improvements in ease-of-use, backward compatibility, and expansion of the asset template library to include more vendors and devices

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Customized Hirschmann OpenBAT Wireless Solution Enables Remote Communication Capability for TRUMPF

TRUMPF provides highly available mobile wireless access for the operation and service of their machines using industrial Wireless LAN solutions from Belden

OWL 3G Industrial Cellular Router

TRUMPF is a global high technology company and world technological market leader that offers production technology products and services used in almost every sector of industry. In order to guarantee the highest reliability with flexible, cost-effective operation and service of the machine, TRUMPF offers different applications to their customers. Two examples are Visual Online Support and the MobileControl app. All applications fulfill the highest security standards in order to enable safe and seamless communication.

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Experience the New GarrettCom Web Presence

Organized to get you the information you need faster and easier, GarrettCom has a whole new web interface


Friendly graphic icons link you quickly to GarrettCom products, applications, resources or technical support. Online materials have been refreshed so you’ll find the most up-to-date information available for solutions related to power utilities, physical security/surveillance and traffic control/transportation. There’s no change to the outstanding portfolio of trusted products – just a more streamlined online experience. Plus, the site has been optimized for mobile devices, making it easier for you to access the information from your smart phone or tablet PC as well as your laptop or desktop computer.
Add www.belden.com/garrettcom to your website favorites today and see how we can help with your next project.


Get Your Free Pass to DistribuTECH Exhibits

Come see proven industrial solutions for secure, reliable and resilient operations, specifically designed for the PT&D market

Get Your Free Pass to DistribuTECH Exhibits

Belden will host Booth #2623 at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, February 9-11 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

You can see all of this year’s exhibits FREE. Simply complete this form and you’ll receive a pass to the exhibit hall at no cost to you. The event takes place at the Orange County Convention Center, in West Halls A3, A4, and B.


New Line Card – Industrial Wire and Cable Solutions

Belden Wire and Cable Solutions for High Quality, Top Performance and Total Reliability

INCA Line Card

This is the world’s most comprehensive line of industrial cabling solutions – whether for networking factory floor equipment, hardware and controllers or relaying data between the control room, the engineering department and remote manufacturing sites or a combination of all the above. The line card includes cables for Industrial Ethernet (copper, fiber), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Classics Electronics, Industrial Networking and Data (data bus automation cables), Instrumentation & Control (600V TC and 300V PLTC).

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IEIDS 2016: Designed With Your Future in Mind

A unique opportunity to gain insight into mission-critical Ethernet infrastructure requirements for security, wireless and substation hardened networks. Register now for Belden's Design Seminar and get the 
Special Early Bird Rate.

The EMEA version of Belden's Design Seminar is taking place in Munich, Germany in June 13–16, 2016.

Too far away? Sign up here to receive updates for the Americas IEI Design Seminar in Orlando, October 10–13, 2016.


Top 2015 Industrial Ethernet Content You Don’t Want to Miss

Top Blog Stories 2015

Keeping up-to-date is difficult when our jobs are demanding. Since you might just have missed one or two of our top Industrial Ethernet blog articles last year, we took a look at the topics that resonated most with our readers. Here are the top industrial networking and cable/connector themes 2015.



A selection of other recently published articles

Selecting the Right Antenna for Industrial Wireless Applications

Antenna system on a typical factory floor

Network engineers often avoid wireless solutions because they fear transmission interference, but when implemented successfully, wireless technology can bring a range of benefits to industrial applications. Discover how to select the right antenna for your particular needs. Read the article on SENSORS Online.


Fifth Annual “Leadership In Automation” Awards Recognize “First Team” Honorees

We are happy to announce that Belden was awarded a place on the 2015 First Team in the following categories: Cables, Connectors & I/O modules and Networking—Wired Components

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees will be recognized in Automation World’s January 2016 issue, available here: www.automationworld.com


Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

Five key steps

We often talk about why we should take advantage of the IIoT, but not how. Here are a few tips from Belden’s John Herold for getting the most out of the IIoT. More on Automation World.

The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings greater connectivity, but also a larger attack surface for the industrial sector. Here are five actionable steps for increasing security and fully taking advantage of the IIoT. Read more on PLANT ENGINEERING


Network Communications in Offshore Oil and Gas Applications

Oil and Gas Applications

Studies show the majority of network failures for oil and gas applications lie in signal transmission complications. Here’s how proper cabling, specifically designed for offshore use, can help keep your network running. Read the article featured in the latest issue of Industrial Ethernet Book.



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

Attendees of this presentation will learn how these tools make it simple to optimize and benefit from WiFi implementation. View now on-demand



Visit the New US Training & Certification Website for 2016 Schedule and Registration

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.

2016 North America Training Schedule

2016 EMEA Training Schedule





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