Case for Specifying Industrial Ethernet Cable

White Paper Belden

Learn more about the risks, priorities and true cost of signal transmission failures for industrial Ethernet network infrastructures.

This White Paper Explains

  • Risks, priorities & cost of signal-transmission failures for industrial Ethernet network infrastructure
  • The applications and environments where industrial-grade cable delivers a lower total-cost-of-ownership over office-grade cable
  • Detailed comparison of office-grade vs industrial-grade cable components
  • Environmental factors to consider when evaluating Ethernet cable requirements
  • Selecting the right industrial-grade Ethernet cable, including whether it should be copper or fiber

From the white paper—

“In addition to system integration and interoperability, there are many other key business benefits to a complete, end-to-end Ethernet solution–from cabling and connectivity, to active components and associated hardware.”

“Untimely and costly disruptions can largely be prevented through a well-planned and executed network infrastructure that incorporates environmentally hardened, industrial-grade components in the physical, data link and network layers.”

“Given many network performance problems are due to failure at the physical media layer – it is critical to ensure that components are designed and constructed to withstand the operational and environmental stressors to which they are subjected.”

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