Belden Receives Major Innovation Awards from Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazine


Belden’s first-to-market FMPS cabling and unique OptiTuff connectivity were recognized in the 2023 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards.



St. Louis, Missouri – Sept. 19, 2023 – Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, is excited to announce that it received two awards as part of the 2023 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program.


Belden’s Fault-Managed Power System (FMPS) Cables were named a Platinum Honoree. Belden was the first in the industry to introduce a UL-Certified Class 4 Cable, and has added the industry’s first UL-Certified Hybrid Cable to its portfolio as well. Belden’s FMPS Cables are certified by UL for Class 4 compliance. The hybrid cable’s copper/fiber construction transmits power and data over long distances in a single cable run, saving installation time and reducing installation complexity.


Because Class 4 systems are just as safe as—if not safer than—Class 2 and Class 3 systems, these cables can be installed by the same integrators and contractors that install Category and PoE cabling.


Belden’s OptiTuff®️ Mini Pre-Terminated Fiber Assemblies were named a Gold Honoree. This revolutionary, one-of-a-kind assembly construction utilizes advanced, ruggedized thermoplastic material as a cost-effective, top-quality alternative to traditional metal armor. Compared to non-armored fiber, the patented all-dielectric armor provides superior durability and crush resistance.


OptiTuff Mini Pre-Terminated Fiber Assemblies are ready for installation as soon as they arrive on the jobsite, while featuring all the benefits of OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cables: a small diameter, lightweight construction, anti-kink properties, increased flexibility, high crush resistance and durability, and no grounding kit required for installation.


The Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Honorees were recognized at BICSI’s 2023 Fall Conference on Sept. 11, 2023, in Las Vegas.




About Belden

Belden Inc. delivers the infrastructure that makes the digital journey simpler, smarter and secure. We’re moving beyond connectivity—from what we make to what we make possible through a performance-driven portfolio, forward-thinking expertise and purpose-built solutions. With a legacy of quality and reliability spanning 120-plus years, we have a strong foundation to continue building the future. We are headquartered in St. Louis and have manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.




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