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A Unique Opportunity to Gain Insight into Mission-Critical Ethernet Networking
September 21-24, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, Texas

About the Design Seminar

This event brings together people involved with designing and maintaining industrial Ethernet networks with Belden experts from around the world.  People come because the experts are approachable, available, and the event has a practical, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it is feel that people do not get elsewhere.

Through a combination of lecture topics and hands-on labs you will learn the information and skills you need to excel with mission critical networks. Sessions cover both introductory and advanced topics related to key areas of network design, isolation, redundancy, security and more.

No matter your level of technical knowledge you will benefit from both the presentations and the “learning by doing” labs. Special tracks are available for Ethernet Networking, Cyber Security, Wireless and Oil & Gas (Offshore/Onshore) applications. Some of the industries addressed in the sessions include automotive, petrochemical plants, oil and gas, wind farms and transportation. In addition valuable information will also be provided by recognized industry experts who will speak during the lunch break each day.

Event Overview

Plan on arriving on the afternoon or evening of Sunday, September 21st. The registration desk will be open from 4-8p.m. for packet and badge pickup. Join us for a welcome reception from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Champions Balcony in the Royal Sonesta Hotel (2nd Floor). Breakfast will be available Monday-Wednesday, beginning at 7:00 am with the seminar starting promptly at 8:00 am. Sessions conclude between 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Join us Monday evening for a group dinner and evening event of networking with other attendees as well as the staff and management teams from Belden, GarrettCom, HIrschmann, and Tofino Security.  The seminar will conclude at 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th.

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Who Should Attend?

This seminar is ideal for anyone that is designing or maintaining mission critical Ethernet networks such as: 
  • Network Design Engineers
  • Machine Builders
  • System Integrators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • IT Professionals
  • Professional Engineering Firms

In short, anyone responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of mission critical Ethernet networks.  (Note to authorized Hirschmann and GarrettCom System Integrators or Distributors:  attendance at the seminar fulfills your technical training requirement).

Many new courses and labs have been added including tracks in the following areas:

  • How to Leverage the Latest in Wireless Technology & Innovation
  • Securing Wireless - Using Integrated Security to its Fullest
  • Selecting the Right Cable for Demanding Oil & Gas Applicaions
  • IT for Controls and Controls for IT
  • Security for Oil & Gas Applicaions
  • Wireless Applications in Oil & Gas
  • Advanced Wireless Experience with Your Choice of Hidden Features You Might Not Have Known About


The seminar price is $900.

This cost includes all meals and events, including your choice of technical courses and hands-on labs plus a Monday evening social event.  All technical presentations will be provided to you in electronic format.

Payment can be made by credit card, purchase order or company check.

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