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Belden Offers New Annual Maintenance Plan for Hirschmann Network Management Software

21 May 2013

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has begun offering a cost-effective upgrade of Industrial HiVision network management software from its Hirschmann product range.

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has begun offering a cost-effective upgrade of Industrial HiVision network management software from its Hirschmann product range. This takes the form of a new Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP). For a single payment, users with a full license for versions 04.0.00 or later will automatically receive the latest release for a period of twelve months. The amount they pay is less than half the cost of a one-time update.
No contract is required to be able to use AMP. Users simply need to accept the license terms that also apply to the installation of Industrial HiVision. At the end of the twelve months they are then free to decide whether or not to extend the service.

The registration code for the update can either be supplied by e-mail, or sent as a package containing a CD with the network management software and printed operating instructions. Each new release can, however, be installed only on a PC that is already running a full version of Industrial HiVision.

This network management software, which was specifically designed for industrial applications, is continually being enhanced with additional functions for more convenient network administration and monitoring in line with users’ requirements. On average, two new versions are marketed each year, and AMP customers can benefit from these without delay.

As with the costs of a full license, the price of the Industrial HiVision AMP depends on the number of IP addresses monitored. Versions are available for 25, 50, 100, 250 or 500 addresses. If more than one full license for the network management software is running on a PC, then a corresponding number of AMPs will be required.

With this new service, Belden is offering a cost-effective solution for automatic update of Industrial HiVision. “AMP enables users to precisely calculate and budget the costs for network administration and monitoring as a total cost of ownership for a period of twelve months,” explains Product Manager Mark Cooksley. “The Annual Maintenance Plan also offers considerable cost savings, when compared with a one-time update.”

Hirschmann, a Belden Brand, manufactures Ethernet switches, wireless access points, firewall/VPN routers and network management software for harsh industrial environments. The Hirschmann brand stands for experience and expertise in the automation, power transmission and distribution, transportation and energy industries, having pioneered the development of Ethernet as a common standard for industrial control systems. Hirschmann products ensure hassle-free and secure data communication under the harshest conditions due to their ruggedized design and construction. For more information about Hirschmann, please visit www.hirschmann.com or e-mail inet-sales@belden.com for product inquiries.
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