November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
RICHMOND, IN – Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions for wired and wireless enterprise networks, as well as industrial, broadcast, residential and security markets, has announced the introduction of a complete line of DataTuff® Industrial Ethernet Connectivity components – including cord sets, jacks, plug kits, tools and accessories – to complement its family of superior-performing DataTuff Industrial Ethernet Unshielded and Shielded Twisted Pair cables with Bonded-Pair technology for superior electrical performance.

The new line of connectivity components is designed to provide the industrial marketplace with robust, standards-based, end-to-end connectivity solutions. With the expanded DataTuff product line from Belden, the installation of an industrial Ethernet infrastructure solution of cable and connectivity is possible.

The full line of Belden DataTuff Industrial Ethernet Connectivity Solutions includes:
• Cord Sets (RJ45), Cat 5e UTP or FTP, with solid or stranded 24 AWG conductors and Industrial Grade Sunlight and Oil-Resistant jackets. Suitable for use in IP67 or IP20 installations.
• Modular Jack (RJ45), Cat 5e UTP or FTP. Suitable for use in IP67 installations.
• Plug Kits (RJ45), Cat 5e UTP or FTP. Suitable for use in IP67 installations

Belden DataTuff Connectivity Solutions accessories include:
• Stainless Steel Faceplates, 1- or 2-Port single gang or 4-Port double gang. Suitable for use in IP67 in installations.
• Surface Mount Boxes, 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-Port. Stainless Steel cover. Suitable for use in IP67 installations.
• Hand tools to crimp either UTP or FTP RF45 plugs, Cable strippers. Punch-down connecting tool and tool pouch.

Belden’s DataTuff products are designed for mission critical applications, with all components built to withstand the harsh environmental conditions of the plant floor. Belden’s sealed IP67-rated components are designed for use in factory and process areas in unprotected and outdoor environments. They are resistant to the ingress of dust, moisture, water, oil and chemical exposure. Belden’s non-sealed, IP20-rated cord sets are designed for use inside more protected enclosures, such as control rooms and other areas but may be subjected to extreme temperatures, EMI/RFI and vibration.

The new Cord Sets offer the ideal connectivity companion to Belden’s DataTuff Industrial Ethernet Cables, which have long set the industry standard for electrical performance and reliability in the industrial environment. Many of the DataTuff Industrial Ethernet cables utilize Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair technology – a construction that affixes the conductor insulation of the cable pairs along their longitudinal axis to ensure that no performance-robbing gaps that can develop between conductor pairs. The result is consistently superior electrical performance even after the rigors of installation – a capability Belden calls Installable Performance®.

For more information about Belden Industrial Ethernet Cabling and Connectivity Solutions, contact Belden, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, or call 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294 to request New Product Bulletin #262. Or visit the Web site:

About Belden

Belden is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of signal transmission solutions for data networking and a wide range of specialty electronics markets including entertainment, industrial, building management and aerospace applications. Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia 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.

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