Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Belden Unveils DataTuff® Cat 6 UTP Round Design Cables and Offers Free Industrial Ethernet User Guide

  • 07 May, 2009 09:28

<p>Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the industrial, building management, enterprise, broadcast and security markets, has introduced a new Category 6 DataTuff® Twisted Pair cable, adding to its already comprehensive family of Industrial Ethernet cables.</p>
<p>The new cable, Product No 7940A, is EtherNet/IP compliant and is a round construction, which makes it well suited for sealed Industrial Ethernet connectivity applications.</p>
<p>Belden developed the new Cat 6 Industrial Ethernet cable in response to the trend towards "future proofing" of mission-critical network and automation system backbones, which are being installed in discrete industrial manufacturing areas, processing plants and large industrial infrastructures, such as water treatment and utility plants, airports, transportation terminals and shipyards.</p>
<p>For these applications, building or upgrading to meet the Category 6 performance standard (TIA/EIA 568-B2-1) provides assurance that the network will be well equipped not only to support today's increasingly sophisticated data communications, but also new and emerging technologies.</p>
<p>Belden's robustly constructed 7940A Cat 6 Unshielded Twisted Pair (4-Pair UTP) cable features a solid bare copper conductor and a heavy-duty oil- and sunlight-resistant jacket.</p>
<p>In addition, the cable features Belden's exclusive Bonded-Pair technology, a patented design that bonds the individual insulated conductors of each pair along the full length of the cable. The Bonded-Pair cables maintain a consistent distance between conductors, with no twisting or performance-robbing gaps, resulting in superior electrical performance both before and after installation. Belden refers to this unique capability as installable performance.</p>
<p>The Industrial Ethernet cable line includes DataTuff® copper-based Category 5e and Category 6 cables and TrayOptic® Indoor/Outdoor Fibre Optic cables. The ruggedly constructed family contains cables that are oil-, chemical- and moisture-resistant, built to withstand extreme temperature variations, and are resistant to electrical noise (EMI/RFI). Belden Industrial Ethernet cables deliver top performance, consistent reliability and long service life, even in the most demanding industrial environments and mission-critical applications.</p>
<p>Belden's New Industrial Ethernet User Guide Now Available</p>
<p>Belden is also pleased to announce its new Industrial Ethernet User Guide, a 16-page brochure offering specific information about the dramatic performance differences between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Ethernet components typically used in office environments, and Belden's ruggedly built industrial-grade components.</p>
<p>Belden products for Industrial Ethernet applications include Belden Industrial Ethernet Cables, Hirschmann Switches and Lumberg Automation Connectivity Components. The User Guide also provides a wealth of product information, a practical at-a-glance Cable Selection Guide, and a detailed description of nine critical tests that prove the superiority of Belden industrial-grade cables over COTS cables. The new Belden Industrial Ethernet User Guide can be downloaded from the Belden website at</p>
<p>More information about Belden Industrial Ethernet cables can be obtained from the 12-page Product Bulletin No 231, which can be obtained at or by calling 1800 500 775.</p>
<p>About Belden</p>
<p>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. Its 8000 associates work in copper cable, fibre, wireless technology, connectors, switches and active components to bring voice, video and data to mission-critical applications. With 2008 revenues of $US2.0 billion, Belden (NYSE:BDC) has manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe and Asia.</p>
<p>Belden general enquiries: Tel: 1800 500 775 or Email:</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Bitdefender 2019

This Holiday Season, protect yourself and your loved ones with the best. Buy now for Holiday Savings!

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?