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Trapeze Networks and Newbury Networks now part of Belden

  • 23 March, 2009 18:16

<p>A leader in wireless technology, Trapeze Networks, has been acquired by Belden, making Belden the world’s largest unified wired and wireless solutions provider.</p>
<p>It means Belden now delivers comprehensive signal transmission solutions through copper cable, fibre optic and wireless technology.</p>
<p>Adding to Belden's wireless expertise, Trapeze recently acquired Newbury Networks, a leader in WLAN location systems and asset tracking. Both Trapeze and Newbury are headquartered in California with their products distributed in Australia by 24/7 Distribution and Ethan Group, a healthcare specialist.</p>
<p>More than 4,000 large enterprises worldwide have deployed Trapeze WLAN technology including Logitech, the Universities of Minnesota and Utah, Hangzhou Wi-Fi City and the UK's third largest airport, Manchester Airport.</p>
<p>Mr Adam Callender, Belden's regional manager for Australia and New Zealand said the Trapeze acquisition adds a leader in enterprise wireless LAN technology to Belden's suite of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications.</p>
<p>"Belden's strategy is to provide our customers with the world's most reliable signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, encompassing wireless systems as well as optical fibre, copper cable and related connectivity products.</p>
<p>"Mobility is a requirement among our enterprise and public organisation customers, and today's wireless technology provides the performance and security that make wireless an indispensable component of the enterprise network.</p>
<p>"The acquisition of Trapeze Networks uniquely positions Belden to address the enterprise market with a full complement of signal transmission solutions. We are eager to introduce Trapeze Networks' technology to Belden's enterprise customers," Mr Callender said.</p>
<p>Trapeze Networks delivers NonStop wireless networking with an industry leading combination of performance, security, manageability and reliability. Trapeze also offers the award-winning RingMaster wireless LAN management suite, arguably the finest network management software in the market today. Trapeze Networks wireless LANs built upon the Trapeze SmartMobile architecture is the most secure, reliable, and scalable enterprise WLAN available.</p>
<p>The Trapeze product portfolio is an end-to-end WLAN system built on a highly scalable and secure wireless operating system running on Trapeze Networks access points and controllers and features the industry's most robust management software capabilities.</p>
<p>"We anticipate a high level of interest in organisations who want to discover the unlimited power, ease and flexibility of deploying Trapeze WLAN technology," said Callender.</p>
<p>"And the acquisition of Newbury will enable Trapeze to deliver a broader set of WLAN products to growing market segments in order to integrate best-of-breed location capabilities into its products.</p>
<p>"Spanning all industries and geographies, Belden customers can enjoy superior value and return on investment from their Trapeze WLAN solutions," he added.</p>
<p>About Belden
Sending All the Right Signals — from industrial automation to data centres, from broadcast studios to aerospace, from cutting edge wireless communications to consumer electronics, Belden people are committed to delivering the best signal transmission solutions in the world. Belden associates work in copper cable, fibre, wireless technology, connectors, switches and active components to bring voice, video and data to mission-critical applications. Belden had revenues of $US2.0 billion in 2008 and has manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe and Asia.</p>

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