Accelerate digitization and achieve heightened reliability, efficiency, safety and sustainability


Belden’s agile, vendor-agnostic approach allows deployment of flexible, custom-fit solutions that leverage existing infrastructure, while building a future-ready substation and smart grid network.


With our connected energy solution, Belden empowers power companies to accelerate digitization and outperform industry benchmarks in three key operational areas:


Operational area #1Substation automation system

3 common network or system levels:

  • Station level
  • Bay level
  • Process level

Operational area #2Smart grid

Operational telecommunications:

  • Over a WAN
  • Connects all together
  • Based on data transport technology

Operational area #3Load dispatch centers

Centralized operations management:

  • Control center
  • Oversees the PT&D network
  • Single or multiple locations 



Belden operational areas labeled and illustrated. substation automation system, smart grid and load dispatch center seen.








XTran: Unrivalled network resilience


Industrial customers face some major challenges as traditional SDH/SONET based networks will need to be replaced. To rise to this challenge, OTN Systems has developed XTran, a flexible product built on MPLS-TP technology allowing customers to go full packet.










TXCare: Network Management System


TXCare is an intuitive, graphical interface for the network administrator. It has built-in traffic engineering capabilities making sure that critical services are configured properly. Network failures are detected and diagnosed. 




Belden OTN Systems

OTN Systems develops mission-critical networks for specific industrial markets including power utilities, metros, light rails, oil and gas, and mining.