Belden Enhances the Efficiency of Automation Networks

New Hirschmann Operating System HiOS 3.0 Ensures a High Level of Network Availability and Provides All-Round Protection Against Network Attacks



Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its Hirschmann product program to include the new HiOS operating system release 3.0. This operating system provides extensive redundancy and security functions that bring high network availability and data security, thus ensuring efficient production processes. Moreover, HiOS further extends the scope of applications for switches, particularly in the energy sector. Other areas such as the automotive and transportation industries can also benefit in terms of more efficient automation networks. HiOS 3.0 is available for Rail Switch Power (RSP), Rail Switch Power Lite (RSPL), Rail Switch Power Smart (RSPS) and Embedded Ethernet Switch (EES) families of switches plus modular MICE Switch Power (MSP) systems.

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Belden enhances the efficiency of automation networks. (Photo: Belden, PR311)

New functions added to the operating system include support for the Multiple MAC Registration Protocol (MMRP), which runs on top of the Security Layer and registers group MAC addresses (e.g. for Multicast) on multiple switches. In the energy sector, an IEC 61850 server can be used to transfer diagnostic information directly, for example to control systems. This means that applications such as protection devices can utilize Hirschmann switches as integral components. "Because HiOS 3.0 provides by far the largest range of standard functions in automation, this operating system turns Hirschmann switches into the most powerful Industrial Ethernet devices on the market", says Product Manager Jürgen Schmid.

The redundancy methods include PRP (parallel redundancy protocol) and HSR (high available seamless ring). Their “switching times” of 0 ms ensure absolutely uninterrupted data communication. This operating system also supports link aggregation and allows combinations of multiple rings, ensuring fast network redundancy that meets the required standards. The supported security mechanisms include authentication, RADIUS, role-based access, port security, Secure Shell (SSHv2), Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), Simple File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and Access Control List (ACL).

An early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows Industrial IT and is delivering the next generation of industrial networking solutions. Its global brands Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security are leading the way in the evolution to Ethernet/IP. With a purpose-built portfolio, Belden’s wired, wireless and embedded products deliver the highest confidence of reliability, availability and security. In addition, excellent warranties and dedicated customer support minimize downtime, protect critical infrastructure and provide peace of mind.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter: @BeldenInc

For more information, contact:

Nancy van Heesewijk
Tel: +31 164 317 018

Berry Medendorp
Tel: +31 77 387 8555

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