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  • Future-proof now: Next generation of Switches are meeting TSN Network Demands

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    As many readers know, Belden is no stranger to the world of compact managed switches, and we’re proud of the fact that network operators have made the company the market leader with more than 700,000 units in active operation worldwide.  Read more »

  • Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

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    Industry standards are an important tool for data center design. The standards created by ISO, IEEE, and TIA ensure the interoperability of equipment and give the high-level strategy for building the network you need. But the devil is in the details. We recently added a series of pages to Leviton.com that not only touch on the pros and cons of the most popular data center architectures, but also go into best practices for cabling and patching in those architectures. There… Read more »

  • Edge Data Centers Focus of New Cabling Standards

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    Because of our active participation in organizations like TIA, IEEE and ISO, Belden often hears about new changes to cabling standards well in advance. To help you keep up, we created a short list of upcoming changes to cabling standards: Read more »

  • From Zero to Step 1: How to Achieve Industrial Visibility

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    Traditionally, the OT environment is built with a “set it and forget it” mentality. But, once the network is connected to the outside world, that model is no longer optimal. The network becomes dynamic, ever-changing and in constant interaction—most changes are legitimate, some are accidental and some, unfortunately, are nefarious. Read more »

  • Less stress, less mess on large installations with new GreenPack packaging

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    Large network installations can be cumbersome and time consuming for IT network managers, with workers needing to open hundreds or even thousands of individually packaged jacks. Fortunately, new Leviton GreenPack® packaging effectively streamlines installation and reduces material waste. GreenPack is available for Atlas-X1® Cat 6A and Cat 6 UTP and shielded jacks, and for eXtreme® Cat 6A UTP jacks. They hold 12 jacks in individual, clear pockets. The jacks can be removed quickly, with remaining connectors and components staying well… Read more »

  • What are CISOs and what do they do?

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    Slowly but surely, the role of cyber security is increasing in importance in industrial and manufacturing organizations of all kinds. One key bit of proof is the growing number of Chief Information Security Officers—CISOs—being appointed to corporate C-Suites. While there was once no professional assigned to cyber security in most organizations, over the years the role had evolved to a management level position such as “Information Security Manager” in many places. Now, we are seeing the role take its rightful… Read more »

  • Advantages of Power over Ethernet on the plant floor

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    Power over Ethernet (PoE)—a technology that allows network operators to provide electric power to many types of devices through the same cable as data is transmitted—has become fairly commonplace in office IT environments. Unfortunately, industrial OT environments have not yet embraced it to the same extent. And that’s a shame, because the benefits of PoE may carry even greater weight on the plant floor. However, PoE in OT areas also carries some additional challenges—challenges that your IT folks may not… Read more »

  • RJ45 Cable Termination: High Quality Helps Ensure High Performance

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    When it comes to industrial Ethernet network installation, field termination—the onsite preparation of each end of each cable and then joining it securely to an RJ45 connector—can be among the most vulnerable steps in the process. With eight conductors per cable and potentially hundreds of cables in a midsized installation, occasional errors are not uncommon, which can lead to intermittent data failure and interruptions that are often challenging to track, further adding to downtime and frustration. Of course, best practice… Read more »

  • A Simple Tool for Faster, Neater, Effortless Cable Installations

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    Network cabling installers and IT managers require the right cable management in racks and cabinets to simplify maintenance, speed up installation, and create proper cable bend radius protection. Leviton has introduced a new Cable Management Clip that gives these installers faster, neater and more efficient management of their category-rated cable. The clip can support up to 24 cables, and is ideal for handling larger, heavier cable such as Category 6A. The Cable Management Clip saves time and provides a simple… Read more »

  • Cyber Security Experts At Your Service: A Conversation with Tripwire’s Gary DiFazio

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    To help provide a flavor of the insights and experience that Tripwire makes available, we’re conducting one-on-one interviews with several Tripwire in-house experts. You may have seen some of their bylines in Belden’s industrial blog over the past couple of years, but in this new series we want to provide a more direct glimpse into each expert’s individual industry purview. Each of them will discuss their own personal views on the current state of cyber security in the industrial environment.… Read more »