Substation Communication Design

white paper Belden

Legacy-to-IEC 61850 Best Practices

In this White Paper:

  • 10 best practices for industrial Ethernet network design
  • Ensure your legacy system connects to new technologies
  • The need for products & solutions designed for & tested in substations
  • Latest in cybersecurity to protect your network inside & out


“This whitepaper walks through 10 Industrial Ethernet network design best practices, explaining the importance of each and providing guidance on how to apply it based on your unique requirements.

“Adding serial communication devices to Ethernet infrastructure extends the useful life of equipment and significantly reduces the cost of upgrading the communications system.”

“Defense-in-Depth cybersecurity includes establishing a routing firewall to protect the substation perimeter and transparent firewalls to protect core processes.”

“Compare your organization's design to industry best-practices and learn about options for improving established communication systems.”

Download this whitepaper and improve your knowledge of IEC 61850 substation communications design.

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