Belden Inc. announced today that its GarrettCom brand has been accepted
as a Charter Member in Symmetricom's SyncWorld
Power Ecosystem Program following successful demonstration of
interoperability with Symmetricom's SGC-1500 Smart Grid Clock.
GarrettCom's 10-Series managed switches use IEEE 1588 to deliver a
solution using delays of less than 50 nanoseconds, providing power
transmission and distribution customers the precision timing needed to
operate and manage today's smart grids.
IEEE 1588v2 is a breakthrough timing protocol that offers
sub-microsecond synchronization for clocks in various substation and
power delivery devices such as sensors and actuators over an Ethernet
network. The sub-microsecond timing accuracy of these
substation-hardened switches exceeds the requirements of "next
generation" IEC 61850-3 specifications. Timing features include master
clock, boundary clock, and transparent clock.
Sub-millisecond timing synchronization is critical for power suppliers
as it enables the operator to reconstruct the sequence of events after
an incident on the grid or to monitor smart grid performance to make
adjustments and improvements. The 1588v2 protocol is important in IEC
61850 compliant systems where it supports seamless line switchovers and
other sensitive events requiring precise timing. It is a critical
component for allowing utilities to offer the precision timing required
to support the control algorithms required for modern power management
and delivery systems.
"Increasing automation is likely to require synchronization at a rate in
the tens of nanoseconds. It is ncumbent upon equipment suppliers such
as Belden and Symmetricom to develop, market and support the
standards-based hardware and software required to maintain that level of
precision," said Carey Trost, Belden Director of Product Line
Management. "With Belden's membership in the Symmetricom SyncWorld
Ecosystem Program, our power transmission and distribution customers are
assured that GarrettCom's robust substation-hardened switches and
Symmetricom's Grandmaster timing clock will interoperate seamlessly.
Together we offer our customers the best tools to access, monitor and
maximize the performance of their grids."
"The smart grid has brought about power technology advancements that are
changing substation operations, resulting in power equipment and their
data networks to shift from reactive control to proactive, real-time
management control. We welcome Belden to the SyncWorld Ecosystem and
look forward to enabling precise power transmission and distribution to
customers," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing at
For more information on the SyncWorld Ecosystem Program, visit: www.symmetricom.com/company/syncworld/
and for more information on GarrettCom's 10-series managed switches,
GarrettCom, a Belden Brand, designs and manufactures industrial
networking products for specialty and stressed applications globally.
Heavy duty products include managed and unmanaged switches, media
converters, fiber links, multi-protocol routers and terminal servers and
cyber security solutions. GarrettCom's products are used in applications
where high reliability under harsh conditions is a primary
consideration. These include power utility substations and similar smart
grid operations centers, surveillance and physical security,
transportation facilities, industrial and factory automation,
telecommunications, defense, water treatment and outdoor applications.
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;
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