Belden Increases Efficiency, Resiliency of Railway Networks with Upgraded Access Points

Enhanced WLAN Access Points from Hirschmann Offer Direct 110 V DC Power Supply for Better Roaming and WiFi Scalability Onboard Trains

St. Louis, Missouri – January 8, 2019 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has upgraded its Hirschmann BAT450-F Industrial Wireless LAN Access Points to include a new 110 V DC power supply. The enhanced offering increases the efficiency and resiliency of railway networks through easy retrofitting and a direct use of 110 V DC power lines onboard trains.

“Leading in the transportation market today means delivering a comfortable, speedy and safe experience for travelers, and it’s impossible to do that without a reliable network connection,” said Friedrich Haussmann, wireless product manager at Belden. “Hirschmann’s updated industrial wireless access points equip industrial engineers with best-in-class train-to-ground roaming capabilities that ensure strong connections for scalable and reliable passenger WiFi.”

With the Hirschmann BAT450-F 110 V DC Access Points, industrial engineers can:

  • Increase onboard efficiency and resiliency with a direct 110 V DC power supply
  • Improve connectivity and roaming performance for faster signaling and streaming among train-to-ground communication
  • Simplify passenger WiFi retrofitting with an all-in-one offering of WLAN, LTE and 110 V DC capabilities
  • Lower operating costs by removing the need for a 24 V DC power converter

The Hirschmann BAT450-F 110 V DC Access Points are industrially hardened, yet compact, and can be customized to support a variety of wireless and wired connections. This design makes the access points ideal solutions for industrial engineers across a variety of sectors, especially the railway industry.

For more information on the enhanced Hirschmann BAT450-F 110VDC Access Points, please visit:

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As an early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows industrial IT and delivers the next generation of industrial networking solutions, including wired, wireless and embedded products. With its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – Belden helps companies minimize downtime and take advantage of the real-time data access and control made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through a seamless, secure and scalable industrial Ethernet infrastructure, companies are equipped to revolutionize their operations and achieve improved efficiency, productivity and agility. Visit to learn more.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter: @BeldenIND.

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