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Belden Recognized in Control Design 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, took top honors in two categories in the Control Design 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. For 13 consecutive years, Control Design readers have consistently selected Belden’s products and solutions as industry leaders for networking infrastructure needs.

In 2014, Belden topped the list in the following categories:

  • Wire & Cabling: Belden’s industrial Ethernet cables, including the DataTuff line, are uniquely designed for the most demanding industrial environments – decreasing the risk of field failure, operational downtime and potential safety issues.
  • Industrial Network Components (Wired): Hirschmann industrial switches and active devices, combined with Belden cabling, connectivity and cable management products, provide an unparalleled set of solutions for industrial Ethernet networks.

More than 10,000 automation and control professionals were invited to indicate their brand preferences in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. These Control Design subscribers, who have organizational buying power in various process industries, named the suppliers they thought of first when responding to the survey’s questions. For the past 13 years, Belden has ranked as a top choice for network infrastructure products and solutions.

“To be recognized by the readers of Control Design for so many consecutive years is quite an honor,” said Wolfgang Schenk, VP Sales & Marketing EMEA. “It’s great to know that our current products meet the evolving signal transmission needs of the industrial market, and it inspires us to continue innovating as market demands change and technology evolves. Our main goal has always been to offer our customers a complete networking infrastructure solution, with products focused on delivering reliable and secure communications.”

Control Design magazine is an expert resource in the U.S., dedicated to content on automation, control and infrastructure topics for industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It’s focused on the specific information needs of industrial machine builders in chemical and food processing, industrial networking and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

An early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows Industrial IT and is delivering the next generation of industrial networking solutions. Its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – are leading the way in the adoption of industrial Ethernet. With a purpose-built portfolio, Belden’s wired, wireless and embedded products deliver the highest confidence of reliability, availability and security. In addition, excellent warranties and dedicated customer support minimize downtime, protect critical infrastructure and provide peace of mind.

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.

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