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Belden's Reliable Signal Transmissions Ensure the Safety and Security of Offshore Networks

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Cabling, Networking and Cyber Security Solutions on Display at OTC Booth 7236</b> </p>

Friday, May 03, 2013

Belden's Reliable Signal Transmissions Ensure the Safety and Security of Offshore Networks

08:00 EDT Friday, May 03, 2013

ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, will feature cabling, networking and cyber security products at The Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 2013, in Houston May 6-9. Belden's offerings are rugged enough for the harshest environments, provide superior performance and use advanced technologies to ensure that networks have the highest possible reliability, security and safety. The result is complete data and control communications solutions that meet the demanding requirements of offshore platforms.

Belden has served offshore operators since the 1940s when the first offshore well drilled from a fixed platform went into production. It has continued to be the primary signal transmission partner for this market and today its solutions reduce platform downtime and make installations safe and secure.

Products on display this year include:

  • Belden cable with continuous armor capability plus control and instrumentation cable with low smoke, zero halogen jackets
  • Hirschmann cord sets that are sealed and oil resistant
  • Hirschmann RSP rugged redundant networking switches with zero failover time
  • EAGLE Tofino security devices that protect offshore production systems from malware and network incidents

Belden's products work together to secure offshore platforms and provide high network availability. The Hirschmann RSP switches send duplicate packets over the redundant media, ensuring that if one link fails, communication continues uninterrupted on the other. No reconfiguration time is required. This keeps the system available after a physical failure or physical attack. Of course, the use of Belden Ethernet cable with continuous armor helps to prevent a physical failure in the first place.

The EAGLE Tofino security solution prevents attackers from tampering with the redundancy protocols used by the switches and also protects from any downtime caused by a cyberattack or network incident such as excessive traffic. Together Belden continuous armored cable, Hirschmann switches, and EAGLE Tofino security deliver high availability networks that make continuous production possible.

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, 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. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

Belden Inc.
Heather MacKenzie, 206-905-1395
Breakthru Communications
Barbara Kline, 505-899-5878

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