Belden Equips Hirschmann(TM) Access Points with HiLCOS 8.00 WLAN Firmware to Meet the New European 5 GHz Standard


HiLCOS 8.00 is Belden's new WLAN firmware that fulfills all the requirements of the new EN 301893 V1.5.1 standard, which regulates the operation of WLAN devices in 5 GHz environments..

With this new EN 301893 V1.5.1 WLAN standard, which will come into effect across Europe on July 1, 2010, the European regulatory authority ETSI is implementing more stringent requirements for dynamic frequency selection (DSF). The new DSFIII mechanism, which has a substantially higher sampling rate than previous versions, is designed to prevent interference of civilian and military equipment. To accomplish this, the WLAN devices periodically monitor the channel they are sending on and, if necessary, change channels automatically.

The HiLCOS 8.00 firmware will be standard equipment on all access points of the BAT54 and BAT300 series from the Hirschmann(TM) product range delivered after July 1, 2010. You can also update your existing devices by downloading HiLCOS 8.00 free of charge from: www.beldensolutions.com/wirelesslan.

About Belden

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.45 billion for the fiscal year 2009.

Together with its brands Hirschmann(TM) and Lumberg Automation(TM) and Trapeze Networks, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications - from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

For more information about Belden, please visit www.beldensolutions.com or e-mail venlo.salesinfo@belden.com.

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