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Belden Honored with Two Innovators Awards from Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazine

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Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is excited to announce that it has received two 2020 Innovators Awards from Cabling Installation & Maintenance.

The honorees were chosen by a panel of top-tier cabling and communications systems specifiers, designers, integrators and managers for making groundbreaking contributions to the structured cabling industry in IT/OT environments.

In the category of “Value-Added Programs,” Belden’s R&D Lab and MachFlex SUPER 350 Cable family received a Platinum award. Belden Hirschmann Industries Limited (Suzhou) is the first company in the world to successfully test automation control cables in compliance with EN 50525-2-11:2011 (flexible cables with thermoplastic PVC insulation), EN 50525-2-51:2011 (oil-resistant control cables with thermoplastic PVC insulation) and VDE-PB-0022:2018-07 (flexible cables for the industry). It has also been granted VDE registration for its MachFlex SUPER 350 product family and Test Data Acceptance Program (TDAP) for its R&D testing laboratory.

With this certification, Belden can now research and test the entire listed requirements within its own laboratory and submit the data for VDE review and approval. Belden Hirschmann Suzhou Plant R&D Laboratory is the first lab in the world certified under VDE TDAP Program for listed standards, and MachFlex SUPER 350 product family is also the first in the world certified according to VDE-PB-0022:2018-07. With these achievements, Belden can successfully help customers to secure control automation systems reliability by accurate predictive maintenance, reduce prototyping cycle time thereby accelerating go-to-market time, and ensure industrial regulatory compliances thereby reducing total cost ownership.

In the category of “Cabling Media,” Belden’s CAT 6 SF/UTP High-Flex Cable and REVConnect RJ45 Plug received a Gold award. It is more important than ever to be developing unique solutions to address today’s unprecedented challenges related to COVID-19. This CAT 6 SF/UTP High-Flex cable is engineered with enhanced antimicrobial / fungus resistant low smoke zero halogen polyurethane material making it suitable for food and beverage and semiconductor industries as well. In addition, this cable is designed to meet up to 10 million flexing cycles and superior flame & smoke performances.

This innovative cabling solution is also certified by CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) under the CC-Link IE Field and CC-Link IE TSN (Time Sensitive Networks) categories, which ensures compliance to CC-Link automation ecosystem.

Belden’s Industrial REVConnect RJ45 plug is a field-attachable CAT 5e, 6 and 6A plug for 10-Gigabit industrial applications. This innovative insulation displacement connector saves precious time during installation, and guarantees maximized network uptime and performance, even in the toughest environments. These products were created for meeting the strict requirements of Ethernet cabling installation on the passenger boarding bridges at one of the world’s largest international Airports in China.

Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards descriptions of the categories won by Belden:

– Value-Added Programs: the organization has launched a program that improves or enhances the way ICT professionals carry out their work, including a warranty program, to an as-a-service offering, to training and education offerings.

– Cabling Media: cable of any construction (fiber-optic, twisted-pair, hybrid, coaxial, twinaxial, etc.) and wireless media like access points, antennas, and similar equipment, as well as a complete end-to-end system that includes cable, connectivity, and other physical-layer components.

“We’re proud of the Platinum and Gold awards received this year, which represent Belden’s success toward innovation and customer experience,” says Ashish Chand, Executive Vice President, Industrial Automation at Belden. “Belden solutions have effectively influenced the industry for over a century, and it is our pursuit to make continuous breakthroughs even in these challenging times.”

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise 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. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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