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Posted by: on May 20, 2016

The industry had been pushing for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program to recognize structured cabling for a while. Did you know that LEED v4 has an easy way for enterprise data cable to contribute to LEED points?

Cable can help earn LEED points as part of LEED v4 certification processes when they have EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) and HPDs (Health Product Declarations) behind them.

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Tags: Standards, LAN, Local Area Network

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: on May 19, 2016

sed most frequently in high-fiber-count, long-distance applications, loose-tube gel-filled cable is known for being fragile due its bare fibers and gel filling, which must be cleaned prior to termination. These factors also mean that it’s the most difficult cable type to splice and terminate, and also costs the most to terminate correctly.

Did you know that it’s possible to eliminate the need for a breakout kit?

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Tags: Data Center, Fiber

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Jeff Lund on May 18, 2016

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing both automation systems and business systems. More and more data is flowing into and out of industrial control systems, leading to business benefits such as better asset utilization, lower energy consumption and improved supply chain management.

As I have described in a previous article, the IIoT is not a destination but a journey. What will this journey look like over the next 12-36 months?

One perspective is that of the ARC Advisory Group who published an interesting article “10 IIoT Predictions for 2016 and Beyond.”

Four of the ARC predictions in particular resonated with me. I hope that my comments about them will provide you with some insights on what to expect as you and your organization move forward towards Industry 4.0.

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Posted by: Kristen Poulos on May 13, 2016

MuTOA boxes provide multiple ports (typically between six and 24) for a variety of media types. They’re not just intended for RJ45 jacks – they can support multimedia modules and fiber cable and connectivity. But MuTOA boxes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, offering various numbers of port counts, sometimes making it difficult to narrow in on the right one.

Through customer feedback, we discovered that network managers everywhere were facing a real struggle in selecting a MuTOA that offered everything they needed. Thanks to the professionals who told us what they wanted, we were able to develop and launch Belden’s KeyConnect 6-Port Media Box.

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Tags: Customization, Customer Feedback, MuTOA

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: on May 12, 2016

As you pursue goals to maximize density, capacity and performance, cable management can get out of hand. Not to worry! High-density fiber connectivity products are the key to making high density a reality without sacrificing streamlined, cost-efficient cable management. Here’s a breakdown of the high-density fiber connectivity components that make up a data center, and the features that can ensure easy cable management along the way.

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Tags: Fiber, Data Center, Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on May 11, 2016

Energy and electric utility organizations are facing a range of challenges requiring a reevaluation of the cyber security within their industrial control networks, endpoints and controllers.

On the one hand, operators have to face losing access to phone lines, securing transmission substations, meeting pressing NERC CIP audit requirements and worrying about Internet connections to vital systems. On the other hand, they are confronted with evidence that indicates an increase in cyber attacks on energy Industrial Control Systems.

Given this environment and the importance of energy systems as critical infrastructure, Belden has increased its focus on cyber security solutions for the energy sector. This includes our recent announcement of the new Tofino Xenon for Energy product line. Most importantly, this offering includes modules for securing the DNP3 and IEC 60870-5-104 (IEC 104) protocols for electric power and SCADA systems.

If you are involved with cyber security for energy, power or electric utility systems, read on to find out why this new product line is a game changer for protecting critical assets.

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: Kristen Poulos on May 06, 2016

Versatility – being able to adapt to many different situations – is often underrated. It’s hard to stop success when you excel in multiple categories, whether you’re talking sports or a chosen RJ45 connector. But what should we look for in an RJ45 connector when we talk about versatility?

When it comes to versatility in connectivity, here’s what should be expected...

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: Mike Peterson on May 05, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of virtualization have caused traffic between devices in the data center to grow. Referred to as “east-west traffic,” this term accounts for traffic going back and forth between servers in a data center.

When you run lots of east-west traffic through a topology designed for north-south traffic (traffic that enters and exits the data center), devices connected to the same switch port may contend for bandwidth – and end-users experience poor response time.

That’s where leaf-spine architecture comes in, scaling horizontally through the addition of spine switches. This two-layer topology allows devices to be exactly the same number of segments away.

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Tags: Data Center

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