Belden to Host 2013 Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar
Four-Day Event Focuses on Practical Skills through Hands-On Training
ST. LOUIS -- July 2, 2013
Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for
mission-critical applications, has opened registration for its 2013 Industrial
Ethernet Infrastructure (IEI) Design Seminar. The seminar takes place Oct.
6-9, 2013, in Philadelphia and is intended for anyone who designs or maintains
mission-critical industrial Ethernet networks. Professionals such as network
design engineers, controls engineers, machine builders, plant engineers and IT
specialists will benefit from learning how to reduce costs and installation
time, while implementing highly reliable and resilient networks.
“The adoption of industrial Ethernet technology has been among the most
transformative of all trends in industry. The challenge for industrial
professionals is to avoid being overwhelmed by the complexity of features and
functions used in enterprise Ethernet implementations,” said Mike Miclot, vice
president of marketing, Industrial Solutions, Belden. “Our IEI Design Seminar
breaks down the design process to simple, practical and proven steps for
building an Ethernet infrastructure that is very dependable, supportable and
expandable for the future.”
As industrial Ethernet invades every corner of industry, companies need to
organize ad-hoc networks into a maintainable and reliable infrastructure that
can continue to grow to meet their future needs. The 20 presentations and nine
hands-on labs in the Design Seminar provide essential and practical advice to
guide attendees in how to do that.
Suitable for both beginners and advanced participants, the Design Seminar
features seven topic areas, or “tracks.” The tracks include: Basic Ethernet
Networking, Control Systems and Industrial Ethernet Networks, Network
Redundancy, Ethernet Concepts and Network Management, Network Security,
Industrial Wireless and Industrial Ethernet for Power Transmission and
The sessions are 100 percent industrial-focused and take into account the
unique requirements of manufacturing networks used for control, safety,
security and data acquisition. Capabilities such as very high availability,
rapid recoverability and the ability to operate in harsh environments are
essential for industrial networks. They also need to be expandable and
future-proof because the lifespan of industrial equipment is 15-20 years or
longer. Finally, networks need to be simple to implement and easy to maintain
by engineering, operations and maintenance staffs who have a different skill
set than IT networking professionals.
Limited in size to approximately 200 attendees, the atmosphere at the event is
friendly and informal. Belden experts from around the world representing the
market-leading Hirschmann, GarrettCom, Tofino Security and Belden brands will
lead the sessions, and be available to answer questions, give advice and help
companies customize their approach – from design to implementation.
As a result of participating in this event, attendees will have the knowledge
and skills necessary to plan, design and implement industrial Ethernet
Visit www.belden.com/designseminar to register for the seminar.
Additional information is also available in a blog article that accompanies
The hashtag for this event is: #BeldenDSx13
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 atwww.belden.com; follow us on Twitter
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Michelle Foster, 314-854-8006
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