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Editorial archive;

Increasing the range and availability of PROFIBUS networks 17/07/2017
Belden has released a new version of its PROFIBUS fibre optic repeater. The OZD Profi 12M G22 allows PROFIBUS networks to communicate over longer distances through fast and reliable fibre optic signals, while also ensuring signal reliability through its integrated redundancy technology. Full Story...

Firewalls: vital for a successful security model 23/01/2017
Tobias Heer, Oliver Kleineberg and Jeff Lund discuss firewalls – what they are and what they do. Full Story...

Time-Sensitive Networking: A key technology in automation networks? 28/11/2016
Belden used the recent SPS/IPC/Drives event to highlight the importance of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) in future of automation networks.  Full Story...

Connectivity technology meets future Profinet Standard for 24V power supply 01/11/2016
PROFINET International (PI) recently announced that the L-coded variant, which is internationally standardised through the standard 61076-2-111, will become the future single standard for 24-volt PROFINET devices with round connectors. This is due to the compact design and the high current-carrying capacity (16A) at a conductor cross section of 1.5 mm².  Full Story...

Secure remote access for industrial networks 23/08/2016
Belden is able to offer a simple and secure way to provide remote network access, programming and diagnostics with the new Hirschmann Secure Remote Access Solution.  Full Story...

OT and IT: bridging the gap 08/08/2016
Jeff Lund comments on the challenges of implementing an IoT initiative and offers tips for ensuring projects succeed.   Full Story...

Which antennae for wireless solutions? 14/06/2016
Hans-Joachim Richter offers advice on how to choose the most suitable antennae to help get the best out of wireless technology in industrial applications. Full Story...

Mid-range speed Gigabit Ethernet switch for industrial networks 07/06/2016
Belden has introduced the Greyhound 1040, a new industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch offers the high-bandwidth and data speed required for industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fibre port option. Full Story...

Firewall functionality extended for enhanced network security 23/02/2016
Belden has added new functionality to version 3.0 of its Hirschmann Security Operating System (HiSecOS) for the EAGLE20/30 firewalls, providing a single, secure network solution. Full Story...

Partnership agreement for remote access solutions 19/01/2016
Belden has announced that its Hirschmann Automation and Control business has signed a formal partnership agreement with Secomea A/S, a provider of remote access solutions for the automation and machine industry.  Full Story...

Efficiently transmitting high levels of power in harsh environments 08/12/2015
Belden’s latest offering from the Lumberg Automation family of M12 connectors is the M12 Power Connector, which enables high power to be transmitted for long periods of time. Full Story...

The benefits of TSN Ethernet for automation networks 13/11/2015
Dr. Oliver Kleineberg, Manager Advanced Development,  Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH at Belden, comments on the Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), a set of standards developed by the Time Sensitive Networking Task Group (IEEE 802.1).   Full Story...

Cyber security - a crucial success factor for companies 04/11/2015
The increasing interconnectedness of processes provides industrial enterprises many opportunities to enhance their competitiveness. At the same time, this also results in new threats for data security. To address them successfully, safeguards must be extended into cyberspace, including both the Internet and other global networks, as well as all modern information and communication technology. But how can this goal be achieved? Full Story...

Cyber Security Becoming a Crucial Success Factor for Companies 20/10/2015
The increasing interconnectedness of processes provides industrial enterprises many opportunities to enhance their competitiveness. At the same time, this also results in new threats for data security. To address them successfully, safeguards must be extended into cyberspace, including both the Internet and other global networks, as well as all modern information and communication technology. But how can this goal be achieved? Full Story...

Whitepaper: Parallel redundancy protocol notably improves industrial wireless reliability 06/08/2015
This whitepaper describes the basic technical principles, requirements and application scenarios for the application of PRP in WLAN networks. Despite technical improvements, wireless transmission technology still elicits concern in mission-critical processes. However, the robustness, reliability and availability of wireless connections can be increased dramatically by using standards-based redundancy techniques such as Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP). Full Story...

Entry-level Fast Ethernet industrial switches 14/07/2015
Belden has recently introduced the RED25 family of entry-level, Fast Ethernet redundancy switches which are designed for use in industrial automation applications that demand cost-effective redundant network solutions. Full Story...

Benefitting today from the IIoT 12/05/2015
Brian Oulton, vice president strategic marketing – industrial at Belden, explains how to gain benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things right now – by weaving the IIoT into daily work processes.  Full Story...

Ensuring industrial wireless security 24/03/2015
Julia Santogatta, director of wireless initiatives at Belden, looks at the security concerns associated with wireless networks, and explains how these can be overcome.  Full Story...

Versatile industrial router and security appliance 27/08/2014
Belden has released the next generation of its GarrettCom industrial networking operating system and hardware design in the form of the Magnum 10RX router and security appliance which supports a range of networking protocols, while offering advanced firewall protection. Full Story...

Next generation of Tofino industrial security solutions 15/07/2014
Belden has released the next generation of its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems.  Full Story...

Managed switches promise fast and simple operation 20/05/2014
Belden has extended its range of industrial Ethernet products with the introduction of the GECKO 4TX switch – which is said to combine the advantages of fully-managed switches with the benefits of fast and simple deployment.  Full Story...

Belden implements pilot project for Industry 4.0 in collaboration with the Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik 22/04/2014
With Industrial Ethernet solutions from Belden, it's already possible to implement applications for the smart factory of the future. One example is the new production line for connectors that Belden has set up in collaboration with the mechanical engineering company Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik. Full Story...

Ensuring network availability in an industrial environment 22/04/2014
Loredana Coscotin, product marketing manager for Industrial Cable EMEA at Belden, explains why industrial grade cables really can make a difference to the long-term performance and reliability of industrial networks. Full Story...

Doubling multiplies the benefit 15/04/2014
Wireless solutions continue to be tainted by susceptibility to interference and lack of reliability. Despite recent technical improvements, wireless transmission technology quickly reaches its limits especially when mission-critical processes have to be controlled or monitored via WLAN connections. The robustness, reliability and availability of wireless connections can be increased dramatically by using standards-based redundancy techniques such as the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP). Full Story...

Reliable connection of sensors and actuators via PROFIBUS 15/04/2014
Belden has added new robust Lumberg input/outputn-ruggedised (LioN-R) modules to its product line. Full Story...

Solve your Vision Application with 3D Imaging technique Photometric Stereo 09/04/2014
HALCON Image Processing Software successful utilises Photometric stereo, a highly effective method for separating the 3D shape of an object from its 2D texture.  This technique is especially useful for the detection of small surface defects.  Photometric Stereo also improves segmentation of engraved, embossed, or raised characters for OCR, reduces or eliminates unwanted illumination effects for improved inspection accuracy, and enables 3D reconstruction of continuous surfaces. Full Story...

Communication technology for Industry 4.0 09/04/2014
Industry 4.0, the fourth Industrial Revolution, is a hotly-discussed initiative for industrial and manufacturing technology of the future. The factory of the future will need to be smarter, enable greater flexibility in production, and deal with far higher demands on dynamism.  Full Story...

BELDEN DELIVERS BEST FIT FOR INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET APPLICATIONS 12/03/2014
Belden has introduced EMEA’s broadest line of industrial grade cable and cord sets. Designed for use in harsh and/or extreme environments, the exceptionally robust Belden DataTuff Industrial Ethernet range guarantees the highest levels of reliability and performance. Full Story...

Belden Launches Industrial HiVision v5.0 08/11/2013
Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces a major new release of its Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software. Full Story...

Extending the useful life of industrial wireless devices 05/11/2013
Belden has introduced Hirschmann HiLCOS 8.8, the latest version of its WLAN firmware to manage its full range of OpenBAT industrial wireless devices, and the first to support IPv6, which is intended to replace IPv4. Full Story...

Belden Offers New Annual Maintenance Plan for Hirschmann Network Management Software 21/05/2013
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. Full Story...

Liberating operators from the control room 07/05/2013
There is universal agreement that mobile devices will be making an appearance on more plant floors in the future, although agreement from automation suppliers on a timescale for this to become general practice is less easy to come by. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Securing critical manufacturing systems against published vulnerabilities 26/03/2013
Belden has announced an update to the EAGLE Tofino Industrial Security Solution to include ‘Security Profiles’. Part of the EAGLE Tofino version 1.7 product release, this new feature addresses the post-Stuxnet trend of a dramatic escalation in the number of public disclosures of industrial control system vulnerabilities. Full Story...

Belden launches new Lumberg Automation I/O modules for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP 01/03/2013
Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, offers a wide range of connectivity solutions within its Lumberg Automation product program for the EMEA region. Full Story...

New standards for network security and network availability 26/02/2013
Belden Inc has introduced the new PowerMICE, the third generation of the Modular Industrial Communication Equipment family from its Hirschmann product portfolio. Full Story...

Belden Announces the RSP-Smart, a New Addition to its Hirschmann Brand 01/02/2013
Belden Announces the RSP-Smart, a New Addition to its Hirschmann Brand  Full Story...

Schneider Electric's choice to secure critical industrial infrastructure 29/01/2013
Schneider Electric has selected Belden’s Tofino Security technology to protect its industrial automation systems. Full Story...

Modular industrial patch panel 15/01/2013
Belden has introduced a modular industrial patch panel (MIPP) for termination of cables that need to be connected to active equipment such as switches, Industrial Ethernet devices and other devices with an Ethernet link. Full Story...

Hirschmann Brand OCTOPUS range extended with first IP54 switch with SFP transceivers 19/09/2012
Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has launched a new managed OCTOPUS switch from its Hirschmann brand in the EMEA region. Full Story...

Belden expands its Hirschmann™ BAT product range IP65 WLAN client 09/05/2012
Belden has launched from its Hirschmann™ product range an industry-grade IP65 WLAN client called BAT-C. This basic and inexpensive client can be cost-effectively deployed in any WLAN installation where there is no need for high-end clients. Full Story...

Belden focuses on wind farm management solutions at Hanover 27/03/2012
At this year’s Hanover Fair Belden will showcase its world-class solutions for effective wind energy management at stand G34 in Hall 27. Full Story...

Remaining vigilant to cyber attack 27/03/2012
In April 2011, not even a year after the discovery of Stuxnet, the Hungarian Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) identified a new malware which has been named Duqu because it creates files with the field ending ‘-DQ’. Professor Dr. Peter Fröhlich, director R&D networking & Controls at Belden EMEA, explains more. Full Story...

Ethernet switches offer redundancy with zero switchover time 13/03/2012
Belden has extended its Hirschmann product program to include Ethernet switches from the new RSP family. Full Story...

Belden introduces new Railway Approved data cable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks 28/02/2012
New Belden Railway Approved Gigabit Ethernet data cable BE43800 offers fast, reliable communications and enhanced system performance in railway, transportation and city transit systems. Full Story...

Yokogawa signs network switch supply agreement with Belden 14/10/2011
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed a supply agreement with Belden which will allow Yokogawa to provide a long-term and stable supply of Hirschmann's Industrial Ethernet switches to its customers for use with the Yokogawa Vnet/IP(R) high-speed control network. Full Story...

Hirschmann™ delivers system continuity and optimized productivity to solar energy generation 14/10/2011
Highest possible quality and reliability were the key reasons why Torresol Energy selected Hirschmann™ switches and network support for its GEMASOLAR power generating plant in Spain. Full Story...

Guaranteeing a reliable power supply over four decades 13/09/2011
The ST-series of connectors in Belden's range of Hirschmann products celebrates its 40th birthday. Full Story...

Functions identical to backbone systems in office sector 16/08/2011
Belden announces release 7.0 of its software platform from the Hirschmann™ product series, used in the MACH, MICE, Rail and OCTOPUS families of managed switches from Hirschmann™. Full Story...

Multi-rings help wind farms communicate 02/08/2011
Compact modular switches from Hirschmann can be found in most wind turbines in use today to ensure secure communication within the system. All the data required to monitor and manage the wind turbines is transmitted quickly and securely. Full Story...

I/O functionality for industrial Ethernet switches 26/07/2011
Belden has extended its Hirschmann™ product range with a digital E/A media module for the MICE family Fast and Gigabit switches. Full Story...

Belden launches new certification programme 07/06/2011
The 'Hirschmann Industrial Wireless Professional' certificate is a new seal of quality that signals a high level of expertise in the field of industrial WLAN, coupled with well-founded knowledge of the Hirschmann wireless product range. Full Story...

Belden and FMN cooperate in the industrial WAN space 03/05/2011
Partnering with FMN communications GmbH, Belden is now able to offer dedicated Hirschmann industrial WAN products, allowing its customers to deploy effective WAN solutions with the minimum learning curve. Full Story...

Potential for wireless networking in trains 08/04/2011
Top-speed data communication is generally taken for granted today. This makes it all the more remarkable that even very recently designed trains pay almost no attention to wireless technology. Olaf Schilperoort, product manager Industrial Networking, responsible for Belden’s Hirschmann series, explains the difficulties that have to be faced and what shape a solution might take. Full Story...

WLAN process control solution for petrochemical plant 24/01/2011
A new Ethylene Cracker Complex has recently been completed by Shell Eastern Petroleum in Singapore. Wireless technology has been deployed at the site to gain mobile access to the process control system. Full Story...

Belden acquires GarrettCom 29/11/2010
Belden a leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, has just announced that it is GarrettCom, a provider of industrial networking products and smart grid solutions. Full Story...

Belden now offers the Hirschmann CA Connectors in additional colours 26/10/2010
The renowned circular connectors from the Hirschmann™ CA series that were previously only available in black can now be ordered from Belden in red, white and blue. Full Story...

Belden demonstrates signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications 12/10/2010
At Matelec 2010, to be held from 26 until 29 October 2010 in Madrid, Belden will showcase a range of effective signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications in a range of industries, including alternative energy, railway transportation systems and data centers. Read more Full Story...

Convenient fault diagnosis with LLDP 30/09/2010
This rule-based ‘expert system’ helps to locate network misconfiguration errors. Full Story...

Convenient fault diagnosis with LLDP 30/09/2010
This rule-based ‘expert system’ helps to locate network misconfiguration errors Full Story...

Belden introduces new railway approved data cable 15/09/2010
Belden, the leading supplier of high quality and innovative signal transmission solutions, has added a highly flexible, high performance Ethernet data cable for mission critical railway and mass transit applications to its comprehensive range of cables and connectors, rugged Ethernet switches, routers and firewalls - all harmonized to work seamlessly together. Full Story...

Belden releases new plug-n-protect OPC firewall to provide robust cyber security for automation facilities 14/09/2010
New Hirschmann(tm) EAGLE20 Tofino OPC Enforcer protects networks using OPC Classic, the world's most widely used industrial integration protocol. Full Story...

Belden FiberExpress Field-Installable Connectors provide unprecedented termination simplicity and speed 23/07/2010
Belden has introduced a range of FiberExpress Brilliance Field-Installable Connectors designed to enable fast and easy fiber termination. Full Story...

Belden introduces Hirschmann BAT54 02/06/2010
Belden has extended its range of Hirschmann products to include the new WLAN Access Point BAT54-Rail Single. This device is designed for mounting on a top-hat rail and can be used both as Access Point and Access Client. Full Story...

Belden expands Hirschmann range 18/05/2010
With the new Hirschmann BAT300 FX2, Belden is marketing the world's first ATEX-certificated WLAN Access Point with support for the new IEEE 802.11n transmission standard. Full Story...

Belden Introduces new Hirschmann™ MACH1040 Gigabit Ethernet Switch 19/03/2010
Belden has introduced a new MACH1040 Gigabit Ethernet Switch to Complement its Hirschmann™ Portfolio of Networking Products. Full Story...

Belden Expands its Hirschmann™ Portfolio 11/03/2010
These new Gigabit Ethernet switches can be used for connecting workgroups to the backbone in production environments using twisted-pair cables as well as optical fibres. Full Story...

New rugged BAT Solutions in WLAN Portfolio 19/05/2009
With its BAT54-F Single and BAT54-F Client, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH (Germany) has introduced two new products completing the company’s BAT54-F portfolio. Full Story...

Belden, Ferraz Shawmut expands; Leviton in control 25/07/2008
Belden combined European business units including Hirschmann; Ferraz Shawmut parent acquires majority stake in Zhejiang Mingrong Electrical Protection; and Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. buys controlling share of itself from Thomas & Betts Corp. for approximately $300 million (€200 million). The news affects industrial networks and electrical power control and power protection. Full Story...