Belden Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cable, connectivity, and networking products for the industrial, enterprise, broadcast, and consumer electronics markets. Its products provide the transmission of signals for data, sound, and video applications. The company’s cable products include copper cables, such as shielded and unshielded twisted pair cables, coaxial cables, and stranded cables; fiber optic cables, which transmit light signals through glass or plastic fibers; and composite cables that are combinations of multi conductor, coaxial, and fiber optic cables jacketed together or otherwise joined together to serve complex applications and provide ease of installation. Its connectivity products comprise fiber and copper connectors for the enterprise, broadcast, and industrial markets, as well as end-to-end structured cabling solutions; and networking products include industrial Ethernet switches and related equipment, fiber optic interfaces, and media converters used to bridge fieldbus networks over long distances, as well as load-moment indicators for mobile cranes and other load-bearing equipment. The company also designs, manufactures, and markets various industrial connectors for sensors and actuators, cord-sets, distribution boxes, and fieldbus communications, which are used as components of manufacturing equipment and in the installation and networking of such equipment. Belden Inc. sells its products through distributors, as well as directly to systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, end-users, and installers. It primarily operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.