Belden Donates Bulk Cable and Connectivity Products to Aid in Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster-Recovery Efforts

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is proud to announce its partnership with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), supplying cabling and connectivity solutions at no cost to assist with disaster-recovery efforts from the Camp Fire in California and recent hurricanes in the southeast United States.

Belden provided bulk Category 5e riser-rated cable and REVConnect Connectivity Solutions that enabled ITDRC to establish temporary connectivity infrastructure for evacuation shelters and campgrounds, donation warehouses, recovery centers and command centers in areas impacted by disasters.

Establishing Internet-connected networks free of charge in these locations helped emergency responders continue to locate occupants, keep residents in contact with family and friends while providing access to updated condition information, restore connectivity in remote areas, provide wireless service in places where cellular signals weren’t available, get schools and hospitals back online and help officials locate equipment and other resources.

“Deploying Belden’s REVConnect makes the most sense for rapid deployment in these disaster-affected areas,” says Roger Rustad, western division director of ITDRC. “It’s safer, easier to use and allows us to leverage more volunteers who have varying technical skills.” REVConnect’s simplified termination process is designed to allow people with a wide range of experience levels to complete terminations.

ITDRC’s 1,000+ volunteers have established approximately 75 temporary sites for hurricane recovery in the last two months across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. With more requests coming in for assistance after recent wildfires in California, ITDRC’s supply stocks were depleted. By donating these products, Belden helped ITDRC continue to provide secure connectivity for survivors, officials, medical staff, first responders and volunteers.

To learn more about how Belden and others are helping ITDRC establish and repair IT systems, visit

Resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence requires a universal approach for enterprise environments. Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take this universal approach. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.

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Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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