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January 29, 2019


At one time, it was not all that big a deal if IT and OT departments operated in separate, independent silos. Today, with the convergence of OT and IT data on a single Ethernet network, lack of collaboration can put your organization at risk of a diminished security posture and/or degraded productivity. Without cooperation, you can find yourself unprepared to benefit from the emerging Industrial Internet of Things.

Read our latest blog post to learn about how IT and OT departments can overcome their traditional differences and work together to create the most effective network in a new world of enhanced connectivity: 

Blog Post

Product Related Information

Increase Onboard WiFi Efficiency and Reliability

Improve connectivity and roaming performance with Hirschmann’s BAT450-F 110 V DC WLAN Access Points. Now enabled with a direct 110 V DC power supply, the devices deliver faster signaling and streaming among train-to-ground communication.

  • Scalable passenger WiFi
  • LTE connectivity with two SIM cards
  • High-speed WLAN roaming

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Converge IT and OT
Build a Single and Secure Automation Network

Upgrade to the next generation IIoT network with the new Hirschmann BOBCAT – worlds’ first “All Port TSN Ethernet Switch”. The new family of compact managed switches provides advanced network security and brings real-time communication to the next level.

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The new BOBCAT video will help you to discover the different product variants and features to ensure seamless integration into existing Ethernet networks.

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Hirschmann Presents Updated SPIDER III Switch Family Brochure 

The SPIDER III family of industrial Ethernet switches offers both Standard and Premium options. Which to use depends on the specific requirements for your application. Both are easy to install and will help you maximize your network availability.


  • In the eight-page brochure you will discover, which special features characterize the different versions
  • It also explains how you can configure with four easy steps a Premium Line switch via a USB interface
  • New versions with PoE+ for greater power to more devices are now included
  • You can order a printed version via the Literature Webshop

Download Brochure SPIDER III Standard and Premium Line Switches


HiOS Upgrade: Increase Performance, not Budget

Upgraded operating software from Hirschmann, HiOS 7.3, offers an economical yet powerful solution for real-time communication. Equipped with TSN support through an 802.1Qbv time-aware scheduler, time-sensitive and non-time-sensitive applications can be run simultaneously. This eliminates the need for separate networks while delivering the utmost reliability and predictable latency.

HiOS Upgrade
  • Time-aware scheduler for standardized real-time data transfer across the network
  • Reduces lifecycle costs with a singular network for TSN and non-TSN devices
  • Removes manufacturer limitations with extended outside vendor compatibility
  • Iteratively implements TSN protocols to increase network functionality

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LioN-Power IO-Link I/O System Portfolio Expands

Lumberg Automation has added two LioN-Power IO-Link I/O Hubs with 10 digital inputs and 6 digital outputs (10DI 6DO) and 16 universal usable inputs and outputs (16DIO) in order to enlarge the LioN-Power IO-Link System for more flexibility in factory automation.

  • Process up to 132 I/O signals per system
  • Successfully implement preventive maintenance
  • Industry’s first IO-Link System with M12 L-coding

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Training & Events

Be Certified in Industrial Ethernet Technology

This training and certification program covers advanced Industrial Ethernet topics, blending lecture with interactive exercises. Courses take place around the world with upcoming dates in Europe, the US, and Latin America.

  • Advanced Industrial Ethernet topics
  • Open to everyone – Certification is especially recommended for network designers and administrators 

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Other Information

Belden presents the updated INCA Master Cable Catalog EMEA

Our new INCA Master Cable Catalog is now available. Get comprehensive information about our current industrial cable product portfolio. From industrial automation and process control to wind turbines and robotics, Belden has the cable that combines reliability, ruggedness, and performance.


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INCA Master Cable Catalog


Belden presents new Short Form Catalog Valve Connectors

Our new Short Form Catalog Valve Connectors has been released, which you can download now. When it comes to selecting the right valve connector a reliable, durable performance is just as important as choosing the right design and protection circuitry depending on your individual need. Therefore get a full and comprehensive information about our current valve connector portfolio including:

  • Type A
  • Type B
  • Type C
  • Accessories 

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Short Form Catalog Valve Connectors


Belden presents new Short Form Catalog I/O Systems

Our new Lumberg Automation Short Form Catalog I/O Systems has been released, which you can download now. When it comes to reliable data transmission, a flexible and cost-effective I/O system is essential. Get a full and comprehensive information about our current I/O systems portfolio including:

  • Distributed Control Units
  • IO-Link Masters and Hubs
  • Multiprotocol and Single Protocol I/O
  • Passive Distribution Boxes 

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Short Form Catalog I/O Systems



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