Secure, Reliable Networking Solutions for Substations & Smart Grids

Faced with increased energy demand from commercial and residential customers amidst a grid operating at near maximum capacity, electrical utilities are rapidly migrating to intelligent packet-based networks like Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This supports existing substation services and a future based on Ethernet communications and IP-based smart grid applications that guarantee enhanced reliability, availability, safety and efficiency. To that end, substations need simple, easy-to-configure networking solutions that deliver reliable high-bandwidth performance across vast transmission lines. Ensuring scalability, simplified network management, compliance and maximum cybersecurity remains a priority.

From the control center and substation, to the field area network and smart meter, Belden’s unmatched portfolio of industrial networking solutions meets the evolving needs of the power sector. Backed by expert design consultation, pre- and post-installation services, the longest product warranties in the industry and full regulatory and standards compliance, including NERC CIP, IEC 61850, IEEE 1613, IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) synchronization, IEC 62439 Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP), High-availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) and Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP), and IEC 62443 international cybersecurity standard.

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