Belden Inc. Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program

30 Nov 2011
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it has been selected by Avaya , a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program.

Belden and its Hirschmann brand offers a comprehensive line of industrial-grade Ethernet switches, routers and security devices for use in harsh environmental and mission-critical networking applications. These devices complement Avaya's switching, routing and security products to offer a highly tailored solution for harsh environments such as manufacturing or transportation. As a result, companies can be assured that their networks operate at optimal performance.
The Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies – including data networking, IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line.
"Membership in Avaya's developer community will help us build our business by serving customers more efficiently and effectively within the industrial market segment," said Mike Miclot, vice president, marketing for Belden's Industrial Solutions Division. "By working more closely with Avaya to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, we are able to reduce network complexity, improve security and reliability, and speed time to deployment so that businesses can more quickly realize a benefit to their bottom line."
The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a broad array of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

Through the DevConnect program, Avaya provides a number of platforms and interfaces for member companies to develop with and enhance.
"Technology partners like Belden are helping Avaya extend the reach of its networking solutions into rugged environments such as manufacturing plants, substations, and transportation infrastructure," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations, Avaya. "Hirschmann's environmentally hardened networking switches, routers, and security devices deliver mission-critical networking solutions to Avaya customers in the most demanding environments. We are pleased to continue adding to our open system architecture ecosystem."
As a member of the DevConnect program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are three levels of membership – Registered, Gold and Platinum – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement. Free Registered membership is available to anyone interested in designing Avaya-compatible solutions. Gold-level members and Platinum members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. Belden Inc. is a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect program.
Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DevConnect program are available at
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit
About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,900 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit

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