IT4A have been a Distribution partner of Hirschmann (Belden) since 1998 – in fact the first UK network solution partner! Prior to that IT4A MD John French was the Director of Product Marketing for Hirschmann. Whilst at Hirschmann John launched the first generation of Industrial Ethernet (IE) switch the RS1 and later authored various whitepapers on the subject of Industrial Ethernet. These skills were transferred into NETdot3/IT4Automation in 2006.
From history, Hirschmann were the first to solve the rapid resilience challenge with their ‘Hyper Ring’ protocol. The combination of innovation and German Engineering has enabled Hirschmann to maintain their position as the global IE market leader. IT4A’s unique history with this vendor is highly regarded by both sides and benefits IT4A’s Customer base. IT4A’s project deployments – from Water Treatment to Nuclear – allow us to offer first hand advice on product selection through to deployment and support.