Belden to Demo End-to-End Connectivity Solutions at DistribuTECH

  Belden to Demo End-to-End Connectivity Solutions at DistribuTECH

DistribuTECH 2013

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- January 22, 2013

Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for
mission-critical applications, will be demonstrating its substation-hardened
industrial Ethernet solutions for both power utilities and the substation
automation manufacturers who support them at DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego
January 29-31. Among the features at the Belden booth (#3427) will be sample
configurations of substation communications solutions using MPLS, cellular and
Ethernet WAN solutions and demonstration of a new advanced router from
Belden’s GarrettCom brand of substation-hardened communications products.
DistribuTECH is the power transmission conference for electricity transmission
and distribution professionals. Belden is the only supplier of end-to-end
connectivity solutions to the power utility industry.

With products in 75 percent of the top 100 power utilities in North America,
Belden has a powerful platform on which to expand in 2013. Substations are at
the heart of the smart grid data collection and management activity. The
company’s GarrettCom and Hirschmann brands, along with its wire and cable
group, provide substation-strength connectivity solutions that extend from the
edge of the substation network to the control room and through the firewall to
corporate IT. Belden’s connectivity solutions support NERC requirements for
cyber and physical security. As the only vendor-agnostic OEM supplier of
hardened end-to-end connectivity solutions to substation automation companies,
Belden is solidifying relationships with key accounts including ABB and
Schneider Electric.

Solutions on display will emphasize Belden’s ability to assist in migrating
power utility customers, at the pace they desire, from legacy to
fully-Ethernet configured communications systems that conform to IEC 61850.
Belden’s solutions are known for their modularity and flexibility, making them
the systems of choice for power utilities that need to plan the evolution of
equipment intended to be amortized over 30 years or more.

Solutions will be configured from a variety of products. On display will be
GarrettCom’s Magnum 10-series line of substation-hardened products and DX line
of routers and terminal servers. Hirschmann products to be featured include
Industrial Hi-Vision GUI-based network management software, the Eagle line of
secure firewall products, BAT wireless access points and MIPP patch panels.
Belden’s Cat 5e and Cat 6 industrial Ethernet cable solutions will be on
display as well.

About GarrettCom and Hirschmann

GarrettCom, a Belden Brand, designs and manufactures industrial networking
products for specialty and stressed applications globally. GarrettCom’s
products are used in applications where high reliability under harsh
conditions is a primary consideration. These include power utility substations
and similar smart grid operations centers, surveillance and physical security,
transportation facilities, industrial and factory automation,
telecommunications, defense, water treatment and outdoor applications.

Hirschmann, a Belden Brand, manufactures Ethernet switches, wireless access
points, firewall/VPN routers and network management software for harsh
industrial environments. The Hirschmann brand stands for experience and
expertise in the automation, power transmission and distribution,
transportation and energy industries, having pioneered the development of
Ethernet as a common standard for industrial control systems.

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells connectivity
solutions for markets including industrial, enterprise, and broadcast. It has
approximately 6,800 employees, and has manufacturing capabilities in North
America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly
every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader
with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For
more information, visit

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Belden Inc.
Jim Krachenfels, 510-580-2767
Breakthru Communications
Barbara Kline, 505-899-5878
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