Hirschmann Delivers Guaranteed Bandwidth with Power Transport Nodes

New Backbone Device Ensures Reliable, Dedicated Packet Transport in Wide Area Networks

St. Louis, Missouri - May 3, 2018 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released a new MPLS-TP based backbone switch family with best-in-class provisioning software – the Hirschmann DRAGON PTN with HiProvision. This new backbone network device reliably and efficiently transports mission-critical data and guarantees bandwidth in wide area networks through its support of MPLS-TP technology.

“Ethernet-based technologies are simple, interoperable, predictable and cost efficient compared to complicated and expensive legacy solutions such as SDH/SONET, making MPLS-TP a preferred choice for large-scale networks,” said Vinod Rana, product manager at Belden. “The new DRAGON PTN with HiProvision enables customers to predict the behavior of data as it goes across the network, guaranteeing bandwidth and ensuring uninterrupted communication.”

Guaranteeing bandwidth with the same deterministic behavior as SDH/SONET eliminating their disadvantages for packet based communication, MPLS-TP technology equips network architects to design efficient and cost-effective networks and provide a migration path for legacy equipment. With DRAGON PTN and HiProvision, engineers get a fully integrated Ethernet-based backbone transmission system that allows them to:

  • Seamlessly integrate with legacy systems through multiple modular, redundant interface options and port types.
  • Secure a complete, integrated solution for provisioning and managing large networks from one vendor, making upgrades and implementation efficient and streamlined.
  • Easily configure and manage network complexity with HiProvision network provisioning software.
  • Create redundant networks integrating best-of-breed technologies from wide area networking and Industrial Ethernet networking.

DRAGON PTN with HiProvision is best suited for transportation applications that rely on mission-critical data transfer, including mass transit systems, railways and metro stations. The backbone device is also ideal for other harsh industrial environments, such as power transmission and distribution and oil and gas applications.

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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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