Belden acquires  network softwre specialist macmon secure GmbH 

Belden acquires network softwre specialist macmon secure GmbH 

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Belden has added Macmon’s talented team and its innovative technologies to its portfolio. Macmon secure GmbH is a recognized leader in advanced network access control software. Its products are complementary to Belden’s leading industrial networking portfolio and will be integrated with the company’s Hirschmann offering to expand its ability to provide complete end-to-end systems.

The addition of macmon to Belden’s portfolio will extend its Customer Innovation Center (CIC) initiatives by adding expanded consulting capabilities in network access control and increased ability to provide comprehensive solutions to meet customers’ complex industrial networking needs.

According to Brian Lieser, VP, Global Products, the acquisition brings solid and proven Network Access Control (NAC) and Secure Defined Perimeter (SDP) software to protect networks and cloud resources into Belden’s portfolio.

In Q1 2022, Belden released a variety of products that combine performance, reliability and competitive pricing to give customers a way to support faster speeds, higher densities and futureproof networks in enterprise and industrial environments.

These include the Hirschmann GREYHOUND 103 Ethernet Switches, which are highly configurable, high-port-count switches that ensure network protection and uptime. They provide a cost-effective, futureproof path to reliably and securely connect field devices in harsh industrial environments.

The ProSoft Technology DNP3 Master Gateways ensure data integrity for field devices using DNP3 communication protocols, including those used in utility applications. They feature onboard storage for over 1.3 million DNP3 events.

On there connectivity side Belden released its 12 GHz Micro BNC connectors, which offer a footprint that’s 51 percent smaller than standard BNC connectors and support four times the panel density for professional broadcasters running live programming utilizing 4K UHD and 12G-SDI.

The Belden FiberExpress (FX) OM5 System Connectivity completes the end-to-end system portfolio and includes fiber assemblies, patch cords, connectors, and cassettes and frames. All OM5 connectivity components are available in the color Lime Green for easy identification.

Belden also released two cable products in Q1, the 10GXW52 Category 6A shielded cables, which offer outstanding noise immunity and reliability for critical applications, including in-building wireless, AV, PoE and extended LAN. Competitive pricing combined with excellent performance makes this cable ideal for open-spec projects.

The Belden FiberExpress (FX) OM5 pre-terminated system cable combines quality construction with high levels of reliability to support faster speeds and a wider range of wavelengths for high-speed, short- to medium-range applications, such as data centers.

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