Belden introduces 3 new signal transmission products to push Middle East expansion

November 6, 2014 1:59 pm

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, held a press conference to introduce its three new innovative products for applications and networks specifically used in building management systems (BMS) and oil and gas industries.

The company’s latest advanced solutions cater to the unique requirements of the Middle Eastern market and form part of its expansion strategies in the region.

The launch includes the cutting-edge Belden DataTuff Cables, the broadest line of industrial grade cable and cord sets. The cables have been designed and manufactured to endure extreme environments. Providing the highest levels of reliability, quality and performance, the company’s DataTuff product portfolio covers all areas of the industrial sector and features Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair technology. The technology ensures consistent electrical performance even when cables have been pulled, twisted and stepped on during and after installation.

Belden’s Modular Industrial Patch Panels (MIPPs), on the other hand, are cost-efficient termination panels for cables that need to be connected to switches and other active equipment. The new MIPP line has three innovative termination panel options, namely the MIPP Fiber Splice Box, the MIPP Copper Patch Panel, and the MIPP Mix.

MIPP Fiber Splice Box has been designed to efficiently terminate various types of fiber cabling in a wide range of industrial applications. It allows for termination and patching of up to 72 fiber cables, saving customers both space and costs. The MIPP Copper Patch Panel ensures maximum reliability for both industrial Ethernet and PROFINET networks. Through the combination of Belden’s MIPP and DataTuff patch cords, copper cables can be terminated and linked to active equipment in an organized and structured manner. It can terminate and patch up to 24 copper cables.

For networks using both fiber and copper cabling, the MIPP Mix integrates the connection of both cabling infrastructures in one single solution. With high port-density and flexibility, the combination of copper and fiber ports can include up to six modules per device.

The third new product introduced by the company is the newly approved high-temperature RailTuff Cat 7 Ethernet Data Cable designed for the passenger railway market of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The new RailTuff cable has a transmission performance of 10 Gbps, enabling multiple integration of board applications and effectively making cable installations future proof. In addition, the high temperature rating and low smoke, zero halogen construction and the flexible 19-strand conductors make it the ideal product for on-board rail vehicle installations.

With the new RailTuff product extension, which meets international railway standards, Belden has attained a complete portfolio of data communication cables in the railway transportation environment.

Gihan Thabrew, Marketing Manager – Industrial Cable EMEA, Belden, said: “The introduction of our three new advanced products signifies our attention to consolidating our presence in the growing Middle Eastern market. The region’s immense prospects and growth across various industries, specifically BMS and oil and industry, make it an attractive venue for Belden to expand its horizon and maximize its full potentials. We offer the region reliable and high-quality solutions that are unique to Belden and which can deliver several benefits to ensure smooth operations in every organization.”

Nemanja Mijic, General Manager – Industrial Cable EMEA, Belden, said: “Our high-end solutions aim to address all the needs and requirements of various regional industries. These highly reliable products can operate in extreme environmental conditions with minimal power consumption, making them cost-efficient and ideal for special industries such as oil and gas. Rest assured that we will continue delivering on our commitment to successfully establish our presence in the region.”

Belden Inc.’s comprehensive product portfolio meets the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

In a world moving toward interoperability, visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden’s industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, increasing data volumes and productivity demands at an all-time high, customers in challenging environments can count on Belden cable, Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden’s customized systems provide robust performance and reliability for a wide range of industrial automation applications.