SENDING ALL THE RIGHT SIGNALS
In a world that has become more and more interconnected, it’s about “sending all the right signals” – and here is where Belden comes in.
After securing the master distribution rights to the extensive
Belden range in late 2016, all Ideal Connected trade customers now have access to this industry leading product offering. To celebrate the partnership, Matthew Dwyer, territory manager for New Zealand made the journey to Auckland to celebrate this auspicious occasion with the Ideal team. “In New Zealand, Ideal Connected is closely aligned to our premium offering with the highest calibre of staff and a world-class branch network, so it made sense to partner with Ideal”, says Matthew. Pictured Left to Right :Darrin Hughs, Managing Director, Ideal Electrical Supplier; Mattew Dwyer, New Zealand Territory Manager, Beldon; Edward Du Plessis, National Data and Telco Manager, Ideal Connected.
For contractors looking to specify a quality solution for their next project, the Belden range is a welcome addition to the Ideal Connected portfolio. Edward du Plessis, national data and telco manager says “Belden is well respected for their innovative approach to cabling and we are delighted to be offering dedicated national support to the range.” An Ideal Connected consultant can collaborate with home owners, architects or builders to plan, supply and commission any Belden ECS solution. With the realities of a connected future fast approaching it is important to demand the best quality solution to futureproof any residential or commercial investment and this is why Belden is such a pivotal partnership for Ideal Connected.
If you are unfamiliar with Belden and their rich history, this next section will get you up to speed.
Looking back on Belden
Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1902 by Joseph C. Belden, Belden Incorporated, as we know it today, has had a long and successful history. From their first major breakthrough with “Beldenamel” insulation in 1905, to their products being used in tanks, planes, mobile radios and submarines as part of the war effort, it’s always been about quality manufacturing and development.
Following World War II, Belden really began to establish a clear leadership position in wire and cable technology. In fact, they became one of the first to apply plastic insulations to wire and cable and, from those early days, already began seeking out niche markets that needed sophisticated, high quality products.
The 80s were a time of merges and acquisitions, before the mid 90s saw the adoption of a growth strategy that made Belden’s revenues soar by the start of the new millennium. Since then, the company has continued its market domination, merging with Cable Design Technologies Corporation (CDT), acquiring Lumberg Automation, Hirschmann and Thomas & Betts Corporation’s communications products, and adding Telecast Fiber Systems, GarretCom, Poliron, SCADA, PPC, Grass Valley, TripWire, Miranda Technologies and Byres Security to its family of brands.
Not only did these acquisitions add firepower to the company’s engineering and manufacturing capability, and complete their end-to-end Ethernet product offering, they also pushed Belden into new markets – including cybersecurity, internet connectivity, networking, industrial automation and multi-platform broadcast solutions – with additional expertise.
Today, Belden prides itself on producing and selling a comprehensive portfolio of connectivity and networking products into a variety of markets spanning industrial, enterprise and broadcast. Their end-to-end signal transmission solutions can meet even the most demanding requirements for data, sound and video.
With a laser-sharp focus on the core values of high quality, top performance and total reliability, Belden offers over 3,000 cable and connectivity components (including fiber optics). There’s something for every job, whether you’re working with computer networks, CATV, security systems, entertainment set ups or in an industrial setting. Chances are you’ve used either Belden signature brand products, or components from their key market brands, including Brilliance®, New Generation®, IndustrialTuff® or DataTwist® before.
Products and benefits
Belden’s product suite spans four distinct platforms: industrial connectivity, industrial IT, enterprise connectivity and broadcast. While the connectivity business includes all the copper, fiber and coaxial cable solutions (and the associated connectors) that you could need for any application, the networking business boasts intelligent wired and wireless products that include industrial Ethernet switches, fiber optic interfaces, load-moment indicators and media converters that can be used to bridge fieldbus networks over long distances. Here is a look at some of the great new product you have access to as an Ideal Connected trade customer:
From the beginning of December 2016 all electrical contractors are invited to experience the range of Belden’s leading range of data cabling solutions at their nearest Ideal Electrical Suppliers branch.