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Belden Offers New Annual Maintenance Plan for Hirschmann Network Management Software

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Cost-effective service for automatic update of Industrial HiVision</b> </p>

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Belden Offers New Annual Maintenance Plan for Hirschmann Network Management Software

09:00 EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013

ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, offers a new Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP), a cost-effective upgrade of its Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software. For a single payment, users with a full license for versions 04.0.00 or later will automatically receive the latest releases for twelve months. The cost is less than half that of a one-time update.

No contract is required to use AMP; users simply need to accept the license terms that also apply to the installation of Industrial HiVision. At the end of the twelve months they are then free to decide whether or not to extend the service.

The registration code for the update can either be supplied by e-mail, or sent as a package containing a CD with the network management software and printed operating instructions. However, each new release can be installed only on a PC that is already running a full version of Industrial HiVision.

This network management software, which was specifically designed for industrial applications, is continually being enhanced with additional functions for more convenient network administration and monitoring in line with users' requirements. On average, two new versions are marketed each year, and AMP customers can benefit from these without delay.

As with a full license, the price of the Industrial HiVision AMP depends on the number of IP addresses monitored. Versions are available for 25, 50, 100, 250 or 500 addresses. If more than one full license for the network management software is running on a PC, then a corresponding number of AMPs will be required.

With this new service, Belden is offering a cost-effective solution for automatic update of Industrial HiVision. “AMP enables users to precisely calculate and budget the costs for network administration and monitoring as a total cost of ownership for a period of twelve months,” explains Product Manager Mark Cooksley. “The Annual Maintenance Plan also offers considerable cost savings, when compared with a one-time update.”

Hirschmann, a Belden Brand, manufactures Ethernet switches, wireless access points, firewall/VPN routers and network management software for harsh industrial environments. The Hirschmann brand stands for experience and expertise in the automation, power transmission and distribution, transportation and energy industries, having pioneered the development of Ethernet as a common standard for industrial control systems. Hirschmann products ensure hassle-free and secure data communication under the harshest conditions due to their ruggedized design and construction. For more information about Hirschmann, please visit www.hirschmann.com or e-mail inet-sales@belden.com for product inquiries.

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 www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

Belden
Jim Krachenfels, 510-850-2767
Jim.krachenfels@belden.com
or
Breakthru Communications
Barbara Kline, 505-899-5878
bkline@breakthrucom.com

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