Belden Releases GarrettCom Router for Hardened, Secure Substation Networking

  Belden Releases GarrettCom Router for Hardened, Secure Substation Networking

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 29, 2013

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for
mission critical applications, introduces the GarrettCom Magnum 10RX
Configurable Router and Security Appliance, which offers advanced layer 3
networking protocols, firewall and secure virtual private networking for heavy
duty industrial applications where high performance and security are required.
The product is being displayed at the DistribuTECH Convention and Exhibition
at the San Diego Convention Center on January 29-31 in Belden’s booth #3427.
The 10RX is designed for mission-critical applications such as power utility
substations, smart grid deployments and other industrial networks with
multi-protocol requirements, tight security directives and quality of service
demands. It supports mixed TCP/IP and legacy protocols, a requirement of many
existing substations.

The 10RX, like all of the GarrettCom and Hirschmann brand products from
Belden, offers flexible configurations and the high degree of reliability
required for interworking between substations or other mission critical
network elements.

Flexible WAN Connectivity and High Performance

A configurable WAN router with up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 16 T1/E1 ports
or 32 serial connections, the 10RX also provides protocol support for legacy
as well as MPLS interoperability. The 10RX, a member of the Magnum 10-series
next generation line of substation connectivity products, incorporates a new
hardware and software architecture designed for maximum speed and flexibility.
Its advanced Industrial Network Operating System (INOS) supports a wide range
of routing protocols including RIP, OSPF, BGP and others, and it is compatible
with Magnum MNS-DX management software.


Cyber security capabilities include both electronic perimeter protection for
remote sites and management security for the 10RX. Advanced statistics and
event recording are available with downloadable local logs, SNMP MIBs and
traps and syslog remote logging.

The integrated firewall ensures maximum perimeter protection with features
such as address/port inspection and filtering, and secures VPN connections
with strong 3DES and AES encryption. The 10RX also has integrated hardware
assist for encryption to maximize the number of secure VPN channels available
to network designers.


The 10RX provides advanced thermal management and dual hot-swappable power
supplies for maximum uptime and reliability. The 10RX appliances are available
in both fan-cooled and fan-less models and are built using thermal design
techniques that result in cooler operation of internal electronic components,
leading to longer lifetime and increased availability. The software monitors
each power supply and signals when a power supply fault is detected. Power
supplies can be readily swapped without interruption to the system.

Substation-hardened Design

The 10RX comes with a hardened metal case and auto-ranging power supplies for
operation with standard AC power (worldwide) or internal DC power supply
choices. Case options are available for either regular or reverse
rack-mounting; conformal coating is optional to provide protection from
moisture or corrosion.


The 10RX conforms to significant industry standards including: UL/cUL 60950,
EN55022 FCC Part 15 CE, EMC & ENV, IEC61850-3 EMC and Environmental Operating
Conditions Class C for Power Substations, IEEE 1613 Class 2 Environmental
Standard for Electric Power Substations, NEMA TS-2 Traffic Control and EN50155


The 10RX is now available for order. For more information on the GarrettCom
Magnum 10RX Configurable Router and Security Appliance, request Product
Bulletin #384, visit or call 1-800-BELDEN-1 (1-800-235-3361).

GarrettCom, a Belden Brand, designs and manufactures industrial networking
products for specialty and stressed applications globally. Heavy duty products
include managed and unmanaged switches, media converters, fiber links,
multi-protocol routers and terminal servers and cyber security solutions.
GarrettCom’s products are used in applications where high reliability under
harsh conditions is a primary consideration. These include power utility
substations and similar smart grid operations centers, surveillance and
physical security, transportation facilities, industrial and factory
automation, telecommunications, defense, water treatment and outdoor

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells connectivity
solutions for markets including industrial, enterprise, and broadcast. It has
approximately 6,800 employees, and has manufacturing capabilities in North
America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly
every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader
with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For
more information, visit

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Belden Inc.
Jim Krachenfels, 510-850-2767
Breakthru Communications
Barbara Kline, 505-899-5878
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