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Stratus Wins Inaugural Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award

Stratus ztC Endurance™ computing platform honored at first annual Joseph C. Belden Innovation Summit

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, today announced that the Stratus® ztC Endurance platform has been named the winner of the inaugural Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award.

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John Chaves, Senior Director, Engineering at Stratus Technologies, accepts the inaugural Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award. From left: Lane Cooper, Editorial Director, BizTech Reports; Chaves; and Dr. Ashish Chand, CEO and President, Belden. (Photo: Business Wire)

John Chaves, Senior Director, Engineering at Stratus Technologies, accepts the inaugural Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award. From left: Lane Cooper, Editorial Director, BizTech Reports; Chaves; and Dr. Ashish Chand, CEO and President, Belden. (Photo: Business Wire)

The award is named after Belden’s founder, Joseph C. Belden. His innovative spirit and patents helped the company become an early telecommunications leader, laying the foundation for modern-day Belden’s portfolio of network and data solutions. The Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award shines a spotlight on innovations that power the future in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications.

The winning product, Stratus ztC Endurance platform, is a fault-tolerant computing platform that was built for next-generation, sustainable operations. The platform delivers 99.99999% availability using intelligent, predictive fault tolerance to protect an organization’s most important applications from downtime or data loss. The Stratus ztC Endurance platform has a unique and innovative design that resulted in a protected, manageable, serviceable and high-performing compute platform that predicts, isolates and addresses potential failures. To learn more about this winning solution, visit Stratus.

Stratus was presented with the award on Tuesday at the first annual Joseph C. Belden Innovation Summit, which highlighted innovation through presentations and panel discussions focused on the technology that aligned with each of the three finalists’ submissions.

“We’re honored the Stratus ztC Endurance was recognized by Belden as its first Joseph C. Belden Innovation Award recipient,” said John Chaves, Senior Director, Engineering at Stratus. “With the launch of this innovative platform, a new level of continuous system availability is now possible for organizations across every industry. Stratus has set a new standard for compute reliability that will empower organizations on their digital journeys well into the future.”

The industry judges who evaluated the submissions noted in particular that the ztC Endurance platform made it easy for any organization to run mission-critical applications and complex software stacks without downtime or data loss. One judge noted that the platform’s built-in fault tolerance is user-friendly, providing necessary data and functionality without requiring the user to have extensive server expertise.

“Congratulations to Stratus on this well-deserved honor,” said Dr. Ashish Chand, Belden President and CEO. “The Stratus ztC Endurance fault-tolerant computing platform has the ability to revolutionize the industry as it delivers seven nines availability and offers Stratus’ unique combination of built-in software and hardware, proactive health monitoring, and serviceability to run mission-critical applications. The solution exemplifies the innovative nature of Joseph C. Belden by meeting the complex needs of current OT and IT teams while acknowledging and addressing the challenges companies face in the future.”

The two other finalists for the award were TECHMEDO, whose Intelligent Healthcare Operating System aims to transform healthcare accessibility for rural and underserved communities; and Voleatech GmbH, which submitted its next-gen VT AIR OT Firewall Software, bridging the gap between connectivity and security in the OT network space.

The three finalists were selected from a highly competitive field of submissions by a panel of industry expert judges. Entries were evaluated on such criteria as level of innovation, business value and ESG (environmental, social or governance) impact.

About Belden

Belden Inc. delivers the infrastructure that makes the digital journey simpler, smarter and secure. We’re moving beyond connectivity—from what we make to what we make possible through a performance-driven portfolio, forward-thinking expertise and purpose-built solutions. With a legacy of quality and reliability spanning 120-plus years, we have a strong foundation to continue building the future. We are headquartered in St. Louis and have manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and X/Twitter.

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