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Belden introduces new Railway Approved data cable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks

11 April 2012

Belden, the leading supplier of high quality and innovative signal transmission solutions, has added a Railway approved high performance Ethernet Gigabit data cable for mission critical railway and mass transit applications to its comprehensive range of cables and connectors, rugged Ethernet switches, routers and firewalls – all harmonized to work seamlessly together.

New Belden Railway Approved Gigabit Ethernet data cable BE43800 offers fast, reliable communications and enhanced system performance in railway, transportation and city transit systems. Belden® BE43800 is a halogen-free Cat 5e Ethernet cable that meets the highest railway industry standards. This highly specialized data cable reliably delivers real time information for operators and passengers, on-board as well as in terminals and control rooms.

This new Belden® Industrial Ethernet Rail Cable is particularly suitable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks in Rolling Stock Onboard Applications for monitoring, recording and control systems; multimedia passenger information and entertainment; and Train Control Management Systems. For safety and security, BE43800 Belden cable is approved to international railway standards.

Introducing the new cable Louise Wild, Product Manager said: “This Gigabit Ethernet data cable is highly suited for use in the rail passenger transport industry to support expanding communications networks.”

Wild ads: “Increasingly, passengers demand improved comfort and safety on board trains. They require actual travel-related information such as arrival times, connecting points and multimedia services including internet access and infotainment. The shift to Gigabit Ethernet facilitates all theses and future services. Belden has introduced new Belden® BE43800 to accommodate this move.”

Key features
Belden® BE43800 is a shielded, halogen-free Cat 5e Gigabit data cable designed to support Ethernet based networks in railway applications. Both BE43800 Gigabit Ethernet data cables and Belden BE43769 100 Mbps data cables have excellent mechanical resistance and a small bending radius for optimal installation within limited space applications. They can be used in temperatures ranging between -40° and +90°C in a variety of applications. Signal integrity is assured through high screen coverage in combination with Belden’s Beldfoil® technology. Installation is easy thanks to fast-connect and simple termination. The cables are fully compatible with M12 connectors for field installable or pre-moulded cable assemblies.

Meeting international railway standards
Belden BE43769 and BE43800 data cables are designed and manufactured in accordance with the following international railway standards:

   EN 50155:2007 Railway applications
- Class TX (-40°C +85°C)
   EN/TS 45545-2:2009 Fire protection on railway vehicles
- Class R14
- IEC 60332-1-2
- IEC 60332-3-25 Cat D
- EN 50305:2002 par. 9.1.1- EN 61034-2
- NF X70-100-1 & NF X70-100-2
  DIN 5510-2 Preventive fire protection in railway vehicles
- Protection Level 1 - 4
- IEC 60332-1-2
- IEC 50266-2-5 Cat D
  ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition

About Belden
Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals™

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.62 billion for the fiscal year 2010.

Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

For more information about Belden, please visit http://www.beldensolutions.com  or e-mail mailto://venlo.salesinfo@belden.com for product inquiries.

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