WLAN Access Points feature IEEE 802.11n wireless interface.

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Supporting MIMO multiple input, multiple output send and receive technology, Wireless LAN Access Points provide stability in both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency ranges. MIMO is particularly suitable for applications where typical industrial interferences must be expected, such as reflections. Access Points are available in BAT300-Rail model for installation on standard DIN rails in control cabinets and BAT300-F with IP67 housings for direct field installation.



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Belden Announces Hirschmann(TM) Industrial Wireless LAN Access Points With an IEEE 802.11n Wireless Interface



RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 1 / -- Belden (NYSE:BDC), a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the industrial, enterprise, broadcast, building management and security markets, introduces Hirschmann industrial-grade Wireless LAN Access Points featuring IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0) wireless interfaces.

The new 802.11n wireless standard permits transfer rates similar to those achieved by a Fast Ethernet cable. Innovative MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) send and receive technology for wireless transmissions provides significantly longer reach, reliability and stability -- in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency ranges. Moreover, MIMO is particularly suitable for applications where typical industrial interferences must be expected, such as reflections.

WLAN devices equipped with wireless interfaces in accordance with the older IEEE 802.11a/b/g/h standards can also benefit from the greater reach of the new access points.

Hirschmann IWLAN Access Points are available in two models: BAT300-Rail, designed for installation on standard DIN rails in control cabinets, and BAT300-F with IP67 housings for direct field installation.

Belden Industrial Solutions

Belden offers a comprehensive line of industrial solutions consisting of Hirschmann switches and active networking devices, Lumberg Automation(TM) connectivity, and Belden cables - all manufactured to provide 99.999% reliability for your standard industrial, extreme environment or mission-critical applications.

Belden is also the only company to offer a Complete Industrial Solution for Ethernet applications. This matched end-to-end system offers its users maximum uptime and complete peace of mind -- no matter the environment.

For more information on the new Hirschmann 802.11n WLAN Access Points or any Belden Industrial Solution, contact Belden, P.O.Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1 Fax: 765-983.5294. Or visit our Web site: belden.com/industrial.

About Belden

Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers' communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at www.belden.com

CONTACT: Sven Burkard, Product Manager of Hirschmann, A BELDEN BRAND, +1-717-217-2203, Sven.Burkard@belden.com, or Chris Long of Belden, +1-804-516-9787

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