Fibre optic repeaters achieve reliable IIoT connectivity

Belden extends its Genius Bus and Modbus Plus networks, with the addition of two fibre optic repeaters, the OZD Genius G12 and OZD Modbus Plus G12.

The rugged, fibre optic repeaters protect network integrity in harsh, automated or decentralised industrial environments, says Belden.

Fibre optic cables can offer significant advantages over traditional copper cabling, says the company. These can be lower installation costs or reliable data transmission over long distances, said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. The OZD Genius G12 and OZD Modbus Plus G12 repeaters are designed for mission-critical and harsh industrial environments, such as power generation facilities, manufacturing, transportation and traffic control systems, water and wastewater treatment plants.

For Modbus Plus and Genius Bus networks, the OZD Genius G12 and OZD Modbus Plus G12 repeaters can offer increased value by expanding the range of data transmission (up to 22,000m). They can also be used with all kinds of fibre optic cables (vendor agnostic) and support data transmission rates of up to one Mbit per second with seamless redundancy against fibre breaks. They are also claimed to lower the risk of damage and downtime in harsh conditions, including corrosive gases and EMI.

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. Its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – help companies minimise downtime and take advantage of the real-time data access and control made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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