Belden donates bulk cable and connectivity products to wildfire and hurricane disaster-recovery efforts

Belden Inc., a global provider of 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, the company said.

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.

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 www.itdrc.org.

Belden Inc., a global provider of 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. For more information, visit www.belden.com or follow on Twitter @BeldenInc.