On behalf of AB inter NET work, we wish you a happy and peaceful year 2021 full of health, energy and beautiful projects.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you…

Belden Inc. has released the latest version of its Hirschmann network management software. Industrial HiVision 7.1 improves functionality with the addition of new features for PoE detection and management, as well as added support for configuring emerging technologies like TSN. Strengthening the already robust monitoring and management capabilities of previous versions, the result is improved availability and security for industrial networks.

Monitor your industrial network with industrial HiVision

In many industrial facilities, Ethernet networks are growing and changing quickly, and it is increasingly difficult to manage and secure them while fault-finding efficiently with precision.

“Network security and efficiency are both top of mind at industrial facilities worldwide,” said Mark Cooksley, product manager at Belden. “Industrial HiVision is an important tool for improving them. The latest version builds on an already rich set of security and efficiency functionalities to make it easier to control and act on factors that impact the network as a whole. These include a new Graphical History Display, which provides comprehensive graphical indicators of fault events, as well as easy configuration of time-sensitive networking (TSN) systems with MultiConfig.” Read more

2017 : a very loaded year, still on the transport and security themes !

The year 2017 was clearly full of many projects and nearly 170 working days with great personal and professional adventures. In addition, this is a record year in terms of sales and days spent on customer sites. The projects still mainly concern the transport sector (with many tramway networks) and increasingly integrate security issues with the help of the French agency ANSSI, which strives to secure OT/ICS networks in sensitive areas.

The need for security is clearly reinforced by the motivation of the ANSII and the recents attacks that were faced by industrials infrastructures. Recent contacts with the government have officially provided us with information to help you secure your Hirschmann networks in accordance with the ANSSI’s best practices.

Missions range from engineering, technical assistance, maintenance and commissioning, validation, auditing and troubleshooting of networks for 71% and training for about 29%.

All this, thanks to you, your loyalty and the trust you have placed in my company “AB inter NET work”.

Photomontage de quelques missions et évènements importants de l'année 2017 et Voeux 2018

Photomontage of some important missions and events of the year 2017 and Best wishes for 2018

2018 marks the beginning of a new year and I wish you all the best:

I wish you all the best on Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Success in your projects.
May the year 2018 allow you to realize all your desires, both for yourself and your loved ones.

Here is the list of the customers I was working with this year :

  • ACTEMIUM EIE / PSA
  • AXIANS
  • BELDEN France SAS
  • Casatram
  • Cie des Transports Valenciennois et du Hainaut
  • COFELY INEO RESEAUX EST
  • D.R.T.
  • EIFFAGE CLEMESSY / PSA
  • ELEC-INDUSTRIES
  • ELECTRO-LOIRE
  • ELECTRO-REIMS
  • ELECTRO-RHONE
  • ELECTRODIS
  • ESCOTA
  • GTIE Château Thierry
  • Heineken Entreprise
  • MANTELEC
  • OPTEOR
  • RATP
  • RAZEL-BEC – Groupe FAYAT
  • SA Eaux Minérales Evian
  • Salvetat SIRIS Protection
  • SPIE Ile-de-France Nord-Ouest
  • SPIE Ouest Centre
  • STAS – Groupe Transdev
  • Synchrotron Soleil
  • TAM
  • TDF
  • TEREOS
  • BENP
  • TRIMET

You can now configure your HiOS switches and routers without Java thanks to the new version HiOS 7.0!

HiOS software offers intelligent and unique combinations of network redundancy protocols to meet the physical and application requirements your customers demand.

The result?

High network availability and data security for optimum production process efficiency.

This latest version is now easier to use with a new graphical user interface that no longer requires you to install the Java Runtime Environment (or no more needs of HiView).

  • Increases the power and performance of Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet switches
  • Focuses on redundancy technologies for maximum network availability
  • Developed specifically to meet the requirements of the automation sector

Questions/Answers

Why HTML5?

  • Java is no longer supported by major browsers
  • Java is considered a security risk
  • Java is not firewalls friendly

Why have a graphical user interface?

  • Industrial customers expect a graphical user interface
  • The command line is not acceptable for non-computer scientists
  • Even computer scientists appreciate all the information provided by a graphical user interface

What about the “Classic” firmware version (v9.0.12 being the last one)?

  • There will be no pure HTML interface – The JRE is still required
  • HiView will still be available for free

Will Java still be available for HiOS?

  • No. When HiOS version 8.0 is released, Belden will no longer support Java

Are Java version configuration files supported in HTML versions?

  • Yes. Only the interface has been modified (while integrating patches from release 6).

Is the update of Java to HTML free for existing products?

  • Yes. A simple update of the firmware is required (with a mandatory restart but not necessarily consecutive).

You will find on https://www.abinternetwork.com/contact/cle-publique/ my new PGP public key to send me encrypted emails or to check my email signatures from my usual address: contact@… valid until 2021.

To use it, you must have a PGP suite on your computer.

PGP Suite

  • GPG4win: for Windows
  • GPG Suites 2017: for Mac OS X
  • GnuPG: Linux binaries (Debian, RPM, Risc OS, OpenVMS, Android)

Find out more…

For more information, I invite you to browse this page https://ssd.eff.org/fr. This site will explain the important mechanisms to implement to secure your exchanges. You will also find guides to help you get the most important tools up and running.

Secure exchanges between us:

If you want to exchange information securely with me, I invite you to generate your own private/public key pair with PGP (and keep your private key secret : seriously and jealously). Send me your public key by email (or better, physically (USB), to be sure that it is yours and not one resulting from a MITM type interception).

Download the public key (and its signature):

A new security advisory bulletin has been published on Belden’s website concerning “WPA2 Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK)” vulnerabilities in Hirschmann BAT devices.

Please review the document link below and check if it applies to your devises.

In this document you will discover that the vulnerabilities are solved with new firmware update for OpenBAT-R/F, BAT450-F and BAT867-R. Firmware is still pending for the BAT-C.

You can browse the posts with the Belden Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) using this link : www.belden.com/security

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a novel technology that offers an entirely new level of determinism in standard IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet networks.

TSN is a technology that combines the large bandwidth capabilities of Ethernet with the determinism of a real-time fieldbus – all based on vendor-neutral standards specified by the IEEE 802. Read more

The GREYHOUND 1040 Ethernet switch features high-performance capabilities in a modular design to evolve with your growing bandwidth demands, while ensuring network availability.

It supports up to 28 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, including a 2.5 GE fiber port option – a first for the industry – and an expected future IEEE standard (802.3bz).

With features like hot-swappable, redundant power supplies and interchangeable media modules, you can modify, expand, and update your live network, without disrupting communications.

Modify Live Networks

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Improve your productivity, security and network uptime using Hirschmann’s Industrial HiVision to configure and monitor industrial Ethernet networks. Used in thousands of facilities around the world, it is a proven network management solution.

New features:

The new Network Dashboard provides a snapshot of network health and makes it easy to identify and fix problems. With an enhanced MultiConfig, you can simultaneously configure hundreds of devices, from any manufacturer, even while they are in operation.

  • Provides at-a-glance visibility of key network performance and security indicators with a visual Network Dashboard
  • Configures hundreds of SNMP-enabled devices from any manufacturer simultaneously, not just those from Hirschmann and GarrettCom, with a powerful MultiConfig feature

Free of Charge 16 Node Version:

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Handle today’s data transmission demands and be prepared for future increases in bandwidth requirements with Hirschmann’s MSP40 switch.

The MSP40 switch enables high-speed communication – from single Gigabit speeds up to 2.5 Gigabit speeds – depending on your needs. The device’s design is flexible and modular, making it simple to upgrade to 10 Gigabit speeds in the future. With hot swappable ports, you can easily maintain and update your live network to limit downtime.

For high-power applications, such as pan-tilt-zoom cameras, a new Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) module is also available to deliver an additional 120 watts of power per module.

Product Features

  • Select from various port speeds and types, including up to 28 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports – far more than other compact modular switches on the market

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