Belden Delivers Maximum Uptime and Tight Security for City Ethernet Substation Network

When the City of Naperville in Illinois, USA set out to upgrade its Ethernet, only Belden was able to provide an end-to-end solution that was able to meet all of The City’s requirements.

Working with Belden, the City implemented an Ethernet substation network featuring Hirschmann™ MACH1000 Gigabit Ethernet fan-less switches with up to 28 ports; Hirschmann™ Industrial HiVision Network Management Software to map, commission, manage and maintain the network; and Belden® DataTuff Category 6 cables with Bonded-Pair technology.


The City of Naperville achieved the following benefits with their Belden® Ethernet upgrade:

  • Improved efficiency: the entire network can be monitored and managed on a 24/7 basis from a single interface
  • Reduced operating costs: VoIP phones at each site are now powered by the Ethernet switches for greatly reduced phone bills
  • Secure communications: computers and phones operate on their own, exclusive bandwidth
  • Tight security: video cameras provide 24/7 surveillance

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