Belden introduces “Time-sensitive Networking for Dummies”

AVAILABLE free of charge: new Belden/Hirschmann publication addressing Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) and its role in industrial networks in the transition to Industry 4.0, also known as the Smart Factory

St. Louis, Missouri – September 4, 2018 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has published a special edition of Time-sensitive Networking for Dummies. The book, which was written by Oliver Kleineberg and Axel Schneider, is a Belden/Hirschmann Special Edition. Like last year’s highly successful Belden/Tripwire Industrial Cyber Security for Dummies, it can be downloaded free of charge in .pdf format – and is also available in a regular print edition.

In today’s highly automated systems, real-time communication is essential. Several real-time communication technologies, including EtherCAT, PROFINET IRT, and Sercos III, are used to ensure timely communications, but they have compatibility issues and offer limited, if any, support for future enhancements such as increased bandwidth. Time-sensitive networking (TSN) overcomes these limitations to provide dependable real-time communication; high bandwidth to accommodate a vast amount of sensor and background data; and backward compatibility to Ethernet devices.

Time-Sensitive Networking For Dummies, Belden/Hirschmann Special Edition, introduces time-sensitive networking and explains the standards. It provides insight into the requirements of TSN network engineering and the benefits of using non-TSN Ethernet devices on a TSN network.

Introducing the book, co-authors Oliver Kleineberg and Axel Schneider say: “With 53 pages, the book is extremely accessible and serves as a primer by providing a clear, high-level overview. We hope, however, that it will spark readers’ interest and provides the general understanding required to start asking intelligent questions and digging deeper into this fascinating topic.”

A free copy of Time-sensitive Networking for Dummies, a Belden/Hirschmann Special Edition, can be downloaded at

Industrial Cyber Security for Dummies, a Belden/Tripwire Special Edition, can also be downloaded free of charge at

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.

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