Network Management Software meets real-time visibility demands.

Press Release Summary:

Used for configuring and supervising all Hirschmann-managed products as well as SNMP-enabled third-party devices, Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0 provides insight into status of end devices and network components while they are in operation. Automatic topology detection includes unmanaged switches, and MultiConfig(TM) features enables simultaneous configuration of multiple devices. Software, which can be integrated into SCADA applications, also offers embedded SNMP/OPC server.

Original Press Release:

For a Real-Time View of the Network: Introducing Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0

Belden® has introduced Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0 to meet the needs for maximum network visibility. This new state-of-the-art software for industrial network management is ideal for configuring and supervising all Hirschmann managed products, as well as third-party devices.

Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0 provides insight into the status of the end devices and network components whilst they are in operation. This enables the user to rectify faults before system failures occur which could result in expensive downtime. New Industrial HiVision guarantees a higher level of operational availability. Automatic topology detection now includes unmanaged switches, providing an even more realistic depiction of network connectivity.

MultiConfigTM multiple device configuration
Building on many years of experience with HiVision network configuration products, the new Industrial HiVision v4.0 was expressly designed so users can configure multiple devices simultaneously. Using MultiConfig(TM) saves effort and reduces the chance of making mistakes. MultiConfig(TM) is also useful throughout a network's lifetime, facilitating regular changing of device passwords and firmware upgrades, thus keeping networks secure and reliable.

Introducing the new software, Mark Cooksley, Product Manager Network Management explains: "Compared to office networks, industrial networks require more peremptory monitoring, because they are subject to higher levels of stress from environmental conditions. Network availability is a key factor for industrial processes. Here, Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision is an essential tool, because it is specifically designed for effective industrial network supervision."

Third-party device integration
Although Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0 is optimized for Hirschmann(TM) products, third-party products can easily be integrated. Any SNMP-enabled device can be supervised to the same level of detail as a Hirschmann(TM) product. As a result, only a single management application is required to monitor the complete network infrastructure and connected end devices.

Synthesis with SCADA
Hirschmann(TM) Industrial HiVision v4.0 can easily be integrated into SCADA applications and offers an embedded SNMP/OPC server. The graphical user interface is available as an ActiveX control. The DTM for Field Device Tool frame applications completes the synthesis with other industrial management platforms.

[Industrial HiVision 4.0 - comprehensive management for industrial networks (Foto Belden, BLD-HMPR106)]

About Belden
Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules 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 2 billion for the fiscal year 2008.

Together with its brands Hirschmann(TM) and Lumberg Automation(TM), 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.

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