3 tips for networks and communications


St. Louis, MO —Today's networks require a cabling infrastructure capable of supporting a variety of needs such as voice, data, video imaging, and control, according to Belden . The most efficient networks are high-performance media systems designed to meet present and future physical infrastructure needs. Networks may be comprised of high-speed copper cabling and/or optical fiber cabling. Belden offers three pieces of advice: build a solid foundation; use modular sub-systems for greater flexibility; and adhere to the appropriate industry standards.

In other news, Belden introduced a new corporate identity and expanded its catalog in a late July announcement, shifting from a wire and cable product supplier to a full-service provider of signal transmission solutions, it says. The new company brandline is “Belden - Sending All the Right Signals.” Products include copper and optical fiber electronic cables, data network connectivity, structured cabling systems and services, enclosures and racks, surface raceway systems, cable management accessories, and power over Ethernet (PoE) systems.

Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe as well as distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia, and the Netherlands. A majority of Belden's manufacturing, engineering and support functions are registered to the International Organization for Standardization, the company says.

Click here for more than 50 Belden installation and instruction guides.

—Edited by Mark T. Hoske , Control Engineering editor in chief

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