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Designing Reliable Industrial Ethernet Infrastructures - Industry Best Practices

Industrial Ethernet is arguably the fastest growing mainstream technology being deployed throughout industry. This interactive presentation will describe the most effective best practices for mainstream Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure design, along with practical tips. Throughout, we will poll the audience & display results in realtime, allowing you to compare your own design practices with your peers.

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 2 PM EST (11 AM PST / 8:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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Industry Best Practices Industrial Ethernet is arguably the fastest growing mainstream technology being deployed throughout industry. With millions of devices installed from motor starters, VFDs, I/O and flowmeters, to PLCs, DCS', HMIs and beyond, network designers everywhere are looking for guidance. This interactive presentation provides simple, practical, proven design best practices to ensure that Industrial Ethernet networks are reliable, supportable, and expandable for the future.

Mark Wylie from Belden Inc., with its market leading Hirschmann, Garrettcom, Tofino Security and Belden brands will best practices for mainstream Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure design. Throughout the presentation, Mark will poll the audience & display the results in realtime, to enable you to compare your design to your peers. He will also provide practical tips and commentary that will benefit engineering and manufacturing professionals alike.

Audience polling and participation in the event will ensure that the participants' key areas of interest are addressed.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to subdivide large networks into smaller, manageable segments.
  • Discover simple network security implementations.
  • Understand simple redundancy schemes.
  • Investigate how to take advantage of some of Ethernet's capabilities.
  • Learn why you shouldn't cut corners when specifying cables & connectors.
  • Interaction with the audience


Mike Miclot, Vice President of Marketing for Industrial IT, Belden

Mike Miclot is Vice President of Marketing for Industrial IT at Belden. In this role, Mike leads strategy formation and marketing execution in support of Belden's industrial networking business, including solutions from the Hirschmann, GarrettCom, Tofino Security, Belden wire and cable and Lumberg Automation brands.

Mike joined Belden in April, 2009 as the Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial Connectivity Unit in the Americas Region. He previously worked for Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley) from 1990 to 2009. There he held a variety of Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Business Management roles.

Mike earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo and his MBA in International Marketing from Cleveland State University. He is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mark Wylie, Global Vertical Manager, Industrial IT, Belden

Mark Wylie manages Belden's Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure program, which assists manufacturers with their adoption of industrial Ethernet, particularly as they move from ad hoc networks to managed infrastructure.

He brings a unique perspective to this position, including 24 years of experience at Rockwell Automation in factory automation and networking applications. Mark combines this expertise with further knowledge gained while working at Cisco for 10 years.

At Cisco he managed programs that tied enterprise business systems to manufacturing and energy management applications. Mark's understanding of both industrial operations and enterprise systems allows him to speak to both sides of the business, including discussion of their key drivers for success.