Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed an agreement with Belden, allowing it to provide a long-term and stable supply of Hirschmann’s Industrial Ethernet switches to customers for use with the Yokogawa Vnet/IP(R) high-speed control network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yokogawa will sell these network switch products to its customers and provide maintenance services that facilitate the configuration of highly reliable control networks. The Yokogawa Vnet/IP(R) high-speed control network allows control information to be transmitted between the devices such as human interface stations and controllers that comprise a control system.