Belden's Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure (IEI) design seminar to focus on hands-on training

4-day event to focus on practical skills through hands-on training. The seminar takes place Oct. 6-9, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Belden (NYSE: BDC) 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.

Via the seminar, 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 for deployment of industrial networks, while implementing highly reliable and resilient networks. As Industrial Ethernet pervades nearly 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, maintains Belden. The seminar's 20 presentations and nine hands-on labs provide essential and practical advice to guide attendees in how to do just this.

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Suitable for both beginners and advanced participants, the design seminar will feature seven topic areas, or tracks. Seminar tracks include:

-- Basic Ethernet Networking

-- Control Systems and Industrial Ethernet Networks

-- Network Redundancy

-- Ethernet Concepts and Network Management

-- Network Security

-- Industrial Wireless

-- Industrial Ethernet for Power Transmission and Distribution/Electric Utilities

“The adoption of Industrial Ethernet technology has been among the most transformative of all trends in industry," comments Mike Miclot, vice president of marketing, Industrial Solutions, Belden. "The challenge for industrial professionals is to avoid being overwhelmed by the complexity of features and functions used in enterprise Ethernet implementations. 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."

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