Belden has been granted full membership by the Association of the European Rail Industry UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes), which represents over 90 manufacturers of trains, control technology, safety equipment and infrastructure. The membership covers Belden’s complete product range and all its product brands (including Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™).
Among UNIFE’s initiatives is the International Railway Industry Standard, (IRIS). Last year, all Industrial Ethernet and automation products of Hirschmann™ were certified for compliance with this standard. "Full membership in UNIFE has made us part of the European rail industry," explains Michael Abel, Vertical Market Manager Transportation at Belden, who noted that the company is now in a position to recognize trends early on and play an active role in the creation of new standards right from the start.
"Our goal is to offer complete solutions that combine products from the fields of network technology and connecting technology, optimally, to meet the specific requirements of the rail industry, and create genuine added value for our customers."
For more information on Belden and its products visit Belden at InnoTrans, Hall 13 / 14.1, at Stand 3201
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 1.45 billion for the fiscal year 2009.
Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™ and Trapeze Networks™, 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.