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IoT Convergence

Capitalizing on the Internet

Internet of Things: The New Convergence and the Challenges It Brings


What Is This White Paper About?

Billions of previously unconnected devices, from vending machines to nurse call systems, are moving to the network and communicating directly without any human interaction or intervention required. By 2020, Gartner estimates that at least 20.8 billion IP-enabled devices will be connected to our networks.

This IoT shift is occurring for several reasons:

  • Move more real-time data at faster rates
  • Enhance mobility and productivity
  • Improve communications
  • Maximize efficiency
  • Improve safety and security
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Increase operational efficiency

From financial institutions and hospitals to college campuses and government buildings, enterprises are taking a new approach to sharing information, communicating, delivering high-quality AV, ensuring life safety and improving building management.

Topics covered in the White Paper:

  • Overview
  • With IoT Comes Lots of Data
  • What IoT Means for Networks
  • What IoT Means for Data Centers
  • The Case for Converged Communications Infrastructures
  • IP Infrastructure Deployment Challenges
  • Why Belden

Download the white paper to learn methods you can start capitalizing on IoT.


About The Author:

Stephane Bourgeois

Throughout his 25-year career Stephane has worked in the telecommunications industry. He has contributed to several product innovations at Belden, including the 10GX Pre-Terminated Cabling System and the FiberExpress UHD System. As Director of Technology Strategy, Stephane’s current focus is on technology roadmap and ideation, networking applications and trends, and standards engagement.

Stephane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Science – Mechanical Engineering, from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Who Is Belden?

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.