Power Distribution Products deliver power over Ethernet.

Press Release Summary:

PowerSense(TM) Midspan In-Line Hubs add power to spare pairs of network cable without disturbing transmission of data. Installed between existing Ethernet switch and LAN devices, products are offered in 24, 20, 10, and 1-port modular chassis designs that enable installation of additional modules as needed. Each module auto-detects device's power requirements and allows for transparent 10/100 Mbps data transmission. Each port is hot-swappable.

Original Press Release:

Belden CDT Networking(TM) Introduces PowerSense(TM) Power Distribution Products for the Efficient, Reliable Delivery of Power Over Ethernet

FORT MILL, S.C., Jan 24 -- Belden CDT Networking announces its PowerSense line of high-performance power distribution products, designed specifically for Power over Ethernet applications. Power over Ethernet infrastructure technology enables power to be delivered to network devices such as IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, security cameras, access control devices and other enterprise terminals over the existing data connection (standard Category 5 or better LAN cabling), without modifying or replacing the infrastructure already in place. Power over Ethernet is also a necessity for the Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution, as this service requires an alternative power source for IP telephones.

Belden CDT Networking's PowerSense Technology: A Leading-Edge, Modular Approach

Belden CDT Networking's PowerSense Midspan In-Line Hubs add power to the spare pairs of the system's network cable without disturbing the transmission of data. Similar to patch panels, these hubs are installed between the existing Ethernet switch and the LAN devices.

PowerSense Midspan hubs offer several outstanding features and benefits for the Power over Ethernet network, including:

-- 24, 20, 10 and 1-port modular chassis designs that enable users to install additional modules as needed, making the system both flexible and scaleable

-- Each PowerSense module auto-detects the device's power requirements and allows for transparent 10/100 Mb/s data transmission

-- Each module port is 'hot swappable,' allowing maximum uptime and easy, cost-effective maintenance

PowerSense Midspan hubs fully comply with stringent IEEE 802.3af standards (PoE Protocol), meet FCC requirements, and are compatible with Cisco CDP(TM)- enabled Ethernet switches. Additionally, they have been CE and CB tested and are approved for worldwide use.

Complementing PowerSense Midspan power hubs is a comprehensive line of network connectivity components. The line includes PoE connectors, Plug and Play Ethernet and Fast Ethernet media converters, UTP or Fiber Optic transceivers, an Ethernet hub that accepts UTP, Fiber Optic or BNC transceivers, and the Realtime(TM) Ethernet Network Tester.

All PowerSense products carry a full two-year warranty and are manufactured and tested to conform to the following quality and environmental standards:

-- Safety: UL 1950, EN 60950, CSA 22, 2N, 950

-- Functional: PLS and AUI Specification ISO 8802.3 Sec 7, 14 and IEEE 802.3, 802.3af and Ethernet version 2.0

-- RFI /Emissions: FCC 20780 (Class A), VDE 0871B, CISPR 22 Class B certification (Business or Residence)

For more information about Belden CDT Networking's PowerSense products, please call 1-800-262-9334.

About Belden CDT Networking

Belden CDT Networking, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of cabling and connectivity components for the commercial communications market. They offer both individual cabling components as well as complete end-to-end structured cabling systems, i.e., Belden IBDN System 10GX, Copper and FiberExpress System Solutions. Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Belden CDT Networking has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, and distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands. A majority of this division's manufacturing, engineering and support functions are registered to the International Organization for Standardization.

Belden CDT Inc. (NYSE:BDC), formed in July 2004 through the merger of Belden Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corp., is one of the largest U.S.- based manufacturers of high-speed electronic cables and focuses on products for the specialty electronics and data networking markets, including connectivity.

Belden CDT Networking
Alison McCreath

Web site: http://www.beldencdt.com/

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