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Posted by: Industrial IT Team on November 02, 2012

For mission critical applications, it is vital that there be no downtime. To enable maximum network availability for critical applications in the toughest of environments, Belden recently released the Hirschmann RSP Switches.

So how to the RSP Switches meet the requirements of harsh mission-critical environments?
The RSP Switches support the new IEC-standard redundancy protocols, which make them ideal for environments such as electricity distribution, mechanical engineering, production or security, where uninterrupted data communications in environments are a requirement. The RSP switches support the parallel redundancy protocol (PRP) and high-availability seamless redundancy (HSR), which provide failover times of 0ms. These protocols are based on the IEC62439 standard.

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Mike Miclot on October 23, 2012

In a down economy, it can be tempting for manufacturers to opt for cheaper networking components. However, before you pull the trigger on the cheapest price you can find, be sure to calculate what a network outage would cost you first. Here’s why.

In a previous life, I was responsible for a System Integrator (SI) Program for my employer. During that time, I had numerous conversations with SIs, and one shared a story that still sticks with me today. He did a job for a Fortune 500 food and beverage company. The installation and start-up went fine, but a few months later he got a call from the customer complaining that the system had been experiencing several annoying shut downs.

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on October 15, 2012

We are sponsoring a new traffic control networking webinar with Roads & Bridges featuring our hardened traffic control products: How to Use Environmentally Hardened Network Devices to Build ITS Reliability on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

From the intersection to the traffic control center, hardened and robust networking products are essential to keep traffic control systems running reliably - with no downtime. But what features should you look for in networking products? Can they withstand extreme temperatures? Are there built-in redundancy features? Do the products offer fiber flexibility?

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Posted by: Industrial IT Team on October 08, 2012

Belden has just announced the new Belden Industrial Network Certification Program. So, what makes this program different and better than other certification programs?

Unlike other certification programs that certify people, the new Belden program certifies end-user industrial networks. Also, unlike other programs, we are able to offer a complete network infrastructure including switches, cables, connectors and security. We will partner with industrial network solution providers to design, install, configure and test companies’ new or expanded industrial Ethernet infrastructures.

The certification assures the network was a.) designed, installed and tested by well- trained, authorized program partners; and b.) meets Belden’s industrial standards and uses the best Belden, Hirschmann, Tofino, GarrettCom and Lumberg products for the job. Ultimately, the network design and post-installation test will be reviewed and approved by Belden’s own experts. The end result is that customers will get a Belden certified industrial network that is designed with future expansion in mind. Integrators get training, customers, and the ability to promote the value of the program with Belden’s program logo.

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Mike Miclot on October 02, 2012

Infrastructure is a big word that is often overused today. To make it easy to comprehend, I like to think of a city. I’ll use Indianapolis as an example. When you visit Indianapolis, it is easy to get around the city, including downtown. The sports venues are located in one easily accessible area. Things just seem to work. Traffic flows and visitors and workers and tourists benefit from good city planning and execution.

In contrast, think of a city where the infrastructure has not kept up with the load. I’m sure one city pops into your mind as a place where it’s not fun to get around, where productivity goes down and stress levels go up. Not your favorite place to visit, right?

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Posted by: Mike Miclot on October 01, 2012

If you’re like me, you don’t have time to read anything, let alone a blog. My colleagues at Corporate thought it would “be good” if I started blogging. Well, here I am. I’ve joined the dark side (no offense to the other bloggers).

But I only agreed to blog under one condition: to write about things that can actually help you do your job – and making sure to keep it simple and useful.

Just so you know a little about where I’m coming from … I’m an electrical engineer by trade and have worked in automation for over 23 years. Before joining Belden in 2009, I served as an application engineer and led the Systems Integrator Program at Rockwell Automation. I also played a role in inventing and launching automation networks such as DeviceNet, ControlNet and EtherNet/IP and helped to form the non-profit Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA).

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on September 27, 2012

The 2012 Belden Industrial Ethernet Design Seminar will take place October 1-3, 2012 at the Westin Chicago - North Shore in Chicago. If you are designing or maintaining mission-critical Ethernet networks, this webinar is for you. At the seminar, you will be able to rub shoulders with other network design engineers, machine builders, system integrators, plant engineers, maintenance technicians, IT professionals, and professional engineering firms. The seminar will allow you the opportunity to learn more on reducing costs and installation time effectively while implementing a highly resilient network.

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Posted by: Brian Oulton on September 20, 2012

A good friend and co-worker recently said the tone of a recent article I wrote was “snarky”. I’ll take the best definition I could find… “mildly sarcastic and pointed” as his intention since he really liked what I wrote. For you that means that I avoid the big pretty words, keep it simple and tell it like it is… or how it should be. That’s how I’d like to learn about things – I’m guessing you’re the same. So here goes my first exception to the rule by talking about a big word…. Infrastructure!

You’ll see a lot of discussion from Belden about industrial Ethernet infrastructure. That’s code for “a network you designed” and the opposite of “a bunch of switches I strung together that works”. While Ethernet is awesome and often lets you add switches until something breaks, there are some exceptional reasons to design a real industrial network infrastructure:

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