Building tomorrow’s network in today’s applications

29th October 2018
Source: Belden
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Building tomorrow’s network in today’s applications


Belden will be at SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Nuremburg booth 120-121 in hall 10, and will be highlighting how the company can support customers’ drive to build tomorrow’s network in today’s applications. One key aspect is a step-by-step approach move into digitalisation. 

These include:

  • Creating a solid basis: future-proof cables
  • Getting a grip on what’s going on: making all sensor data available and visible
  • Preparing for the rush-hour: ensuring your network can deal with the volume of traffic
  • Converging IT & OT: building a single and secure automation network

Throughout the show, the Belden team will present a number of new products and technologies from its Belden, Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation product ranges designed to enhance the productivity of industrial systems and machines.

These include: 

Hirschmann BOBCAT Switch for the next generation network
This next generation compact managed switch is the first appliance to provide advanced security and real-time communication through time-sensitive networking (TSN) technology on all of its ports to standardise Ethernet usage in any application. With more security and flexibility, the Hirschmann BOBCAT Switch takes Ethernet to the next level and is equipped to work with the evolving needs of industrial facilities.

Hirschmann DRAGON PTN (Packet Transport Network)
A new MPLS-TP based backbone switch family with best-in-class HiProvision software, to reliably and efficiently transport mission-critical data, guaranteeing bandwidth in wide area networks. DRAGON PTN and HiProvision deliver a fully integrated Ethernet-based backbone transmission system that ensures uninterrupted communication. With a large number of interface modules DRAGON PTN is offered with a variety of port types to ensure flexibility and also interface seamlessly to legacy systems.

Hirschmann DRAGON MACH4500 Layer 3 backbone family
This next generation Layer 3 Ethernet backbone is best suited for applications that require high bandwidths and reliable data transfer. A flexible future-oriented solution, Hirschmann DRAGON MACH4500 supports redundant internal power supplies to increase device availability, and low-cost future expansion is easy. Engineers in data-rich industrial environments can transition from 1Gb networks to 2.5 and then to 10Gb as the network bandwidth requirements increase.

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