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Belden Introduces DataTuff Cat 6 Cord Sets for Upgrading and Future-Proofing Ethernet Installations

Belden Inc., (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces a new line of industrial grade Cat 6 cord sets that are factory-tested and warranted to provide reliable data transmission for Gigabit industrial Ethernet implementations. Cat 6 standard cord sets support the higher data transmission rates demanded by today’s industrial networks while ensuring backward compatibility with Belden’s line of Cat 5e cord sets. Made with Belden DataTuff industrial Ethernet cables, Belden’s Cat 6 cord sets provide robust, reliable, industrial-grade connectivity for manufacturing in harsh environments.

According to one industry study, the vast majority (72 percent) of failures in industrial networks are at the physical layer. Belden Cat 6 cord sets feature Belden’s Bonded-Pair technology to provide the most robust electrical performance in industrial-grade cables that are designed to withstand hostile environments. Belden’s factory manufactured, tested and warranted cord sets eliminate field-termination failures that compromise transmission quality.

“Belden’s line of cord sets supports Belden’s dedication to providing complete end-to-end solutions for industrial networking applications,” said Frank Koditek, Belden Americas product line manager for industrial cables. “In today’s manufacturing networks, there is rarely a need to field-terminate Ethernet cable. Our cord sets are tested and warranted to provide fast installation and reliable service.”

Like Belden’s Cat 5e cordsets, the Cat 6 cord sets are made with RJ45 plugs, available in shielded and unshielded versions and suitable for IP20 or IP67 applications. The IP20 cord sets are terminated with RJ45 connectors and are fully compatible with suitable Hirschmann and GarrettCom networking products as well as other industry networking devices.

Belden is also featuring Cat 6 cord sets with ruggedized metal body RJ45 plugs for more robust physical performance than standard RJ45 plugs. The cord sets are available in shielded and unshielded designs for IP20 installations and provides extended temperature range from -40C to +70C with greater plug durability due to the die cast body. The metal body plugs are also sold separately for more dependable field attachable connections than using standard RJ45 plugs.

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