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Learn Easy Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Michelle Foster on August 08, 2012

We are launching a series of workshops to help companies design, secure and implement industrial Ethernet infrastructure based on today’s proven results.

Evolving Your Networks: A Practical Industrial Ethernet Design Workshops feature customized content delivered by local experts within a brief two-hour session. Our goal is to offer mainstream best practices and simple, common examples, all tied to a step-by-step approach, so attendees leave with a roadmap of exact next steps to take in order to kick-start or improve their network’s infrastructure.

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On-Demand Webinar: Designing Reliable Industrial Ethernet Infrastructures Made Easy
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Michelle Foster on August 16, 2012

Mike Miclot, vice president of marketing for our Industrial Solutions Division and Brian Oulton, director of marketing for our industrial vertical, conducted a webinar yesterday sponsored by Automation World.

If you didn't get to see it, never fear! We have it on-demand.

The guys go through practical steps to designing a complete industrial Ethernet infrastructure – from the cable to the switch.

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Infrastructure - More than a Big Word
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

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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Got a Mission-Critical Ethernet Infrastructure? We've got an event for that.
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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Industrial Infrastructure that Works
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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We Now Offer a New Industrial Network Certification Program
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

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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6 Tips for Securing Industrial Networks
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: on May 29, 2013

Improving the cyber security of industrial networks is a challenge you may be facing.

On the one hand your manufacturing processes probably use devices such as PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and DCS (distributed control systems) that were designed with a focus on reliability and safety rather than security.

On the other hand your industrial networks are already, or soon will be, connected to your company’s enterprise networks and migrated to Ethernet.

In considering how to decrease cyber risk and protect assets, it is important to look for technology solutions that are designed for the plant floor.

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Industrial Ethernet Helps Justify Equipment Upgrade
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: on June 20, 2013

When you have equipment old enough to remember the Eisenhower administration (or even the Carter administration) it is important to have a plan before you have a problem.

In a manufacturing plant, equipment is expected to operate reliably for decades. As equipment approaches end-of-life, maintaining reliable uptime becomes more of a problem. Parts are harder to find. Vendors are winding down or discontinuing support. Your maintenance people who understand the machinery have retired or moved on to other jobs. And, often, you have not been able to integrate the equipment into your plant communications system because of its age, which adds to maintenance and management costs.

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