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Belkin Releases USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands for Ultrabooks and Windows 8 Tablets

Designed for Mixed Platforms and Multiple Users, Two New Docking Stands Bring
Enterprise-level Productivity to Mobile Computing

COMPUTEX TAIPEI, Taipei, Taiwan Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, today announced the release of two new docking stands: a Dual Video Docking Stand for Windows 8 tablets and Dual Video Docking Stand for Ultrabooks, making mobile computing easier and more productive for business users. The stands, which leverage DisplayLink® technology, allow users to turn an Ultrabook or Windows 8 tablet into a full-function desktop with a single plug-and-display USB 3.0 cable. Belkin will showcase the docking stands and other mobile computing solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taiwan, June 4-8. 

“Greater mobility and the need for an improved user experience are increasingly important to organizations that care about worker productivity and its impact on overall efficiency,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., principal analyst, Mobile Trax. “Belkin has developed an interesting set of docking stands that really optimize the functionality of Ultrabooks, and particularly Windows8 Tablets, in the business  environment. This is a great step forward for mobile computing at the enterprise level.”

The new docking stands are designed to provide versatility to accommodate mixed platforms and multiple users, including visiting professionals, contractors and ‘hot desk’ environments. Because it allows easy access to multiple peripherals, users can configure their workstations based on their preferences.

Key features of the USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands include:

  • Extra ports to deliver multiplied connectivity to keyboard, mouse, printer, network and more
  • Improved productivity with the ability to connect to one or two external high resolution displays
  • Optimized workspace with built-in Ethernet, display and USB ports as well as integrated cable management to keep clutter and desktop accessories organized 

The Windows 8 docking stand is compatible with all Windows 8 tablets based on Atom and Intel core-i based mobile processors. The Ultrabook stand supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Neither stand is compatible with Windows 8 RT.

“Laptop and tablet users often do without the advantages of external monitors, full-size keyboards and other desktop peripherals because of the hassle involved in connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting every device, every time they leave their desk or return to it,” said, Timothy North, global product manager of Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International. “These docking stands offer the best of two worlds—the freedom and convenience of mobility with the comfort and functionality of a fully equipped office, finally enabling mobile computing with enterprise-level productivity.”

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Belkin USB 3.0 docking stands are available immediately, and will be demonstrated at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taiwan, June 4-8. To arrange a meeting with Belkin contact denise.nelson@ventanapr.com. 

Belkin delivers products and customer-driven solutions to support the technology needs of business and mobile computing, as well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of business use. For more information visit: Belkin Business.

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness Releases USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands for #Ultrabooks and #Windows8Tablets, Making #MobileComputing More Productive 

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com. 

Tags: Ultrabook, Windows 8 tablet, tablet PCs, docking stations, USB 3.0, connectivity, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions

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Belkin Introduces New Mobile Device Management System for K-12 Education

Store and Charge Station Keeps Tablets, Laptops and eReaders Organized, Available, and Fully Charged for Less Hassle and More Learning in the Classroom  

PLAYA VISTA, CA  – Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, announced today its new Store and Charge station for K-12 education environments. Store and Charge offers an elegant, accessible, and affordable mobile device management solution designed to optimize digital learning. With the ability to store and charge up 10 devices simultaneously, the station makes it easy to keep tablets, thin and light laptops, and e-readers organized, available, fully charged, and ready for classroom use. 

The station can store and charge different kinds of devices at the same time, each with its own charging cable or adapter, with an open setup that does not interfere with wireless syncing. Because it is platform agnostic, Store and Charge is suitable for most mobile deployments including all generations of Chromebooks, iPads, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Note, and up to 13-inch laptops. Its small footprint reduces valuable table top space requirements when in use, and when stored, up to three stations can be mounted on a single cart. Other distinguishing attributes include a surge-protected power supply that protects device chargers from voltage spikes, wide device slots to accommodate most tablet cases, and integrated cable management.

“While mobile devices can provide tremendous advantages in today’s increasing digital learning environment, teachers and administrators still struggle with integrating them in a seamless way,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “Our goal was to design a product that would optimize the use of mobile devices in the classroom setting, enabling them to deliver greater value. Store and Charge makes it easy to deploy and support tablets and laptops, which means less hassle for teachers and more learning for students.”

The Belkin Store and Charge makes it easy for teachers and students to distribute, store, and charge mobile devices in the classroom with additional features that include: 

  • Compatibility on standard AV carts for ease of transport from classroom to classroom or tabletop to storage location
  • Easy-to-reach angles for storing and charging up to 10 tablet devices
  • Built-in cable management features that minimize tangles and clutter
  • Labeling space for personalization and identification
  • 10 convenient surge-protected AC outlets that fit most charging adapters
  • Surface mounting features that allow each unit to be securely attached to tables or carts

Availability

The Belkin Store and Charge will be generally available in June 2013.

The Store and Charge is part of a portfolio of education solutions from Belkin designed to enrich educators and students’ experience with technology in the modern classroom. For more information, please visit: http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness for education – #mobiledevicemanagement system for #K-12 reduces hassle to enhance learning environment in the classroom

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: education technology, classroom technology, K-12 technology, mobile device management

 

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Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage Named a “Cool Tool” Finalist in EdTech Digest Awards Program

Awards Recognize Outstanding Solutions in Education and Technology

 

PLAYA VISTA, CA – Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, announced today that the Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage was named a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards Program. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions in education and technology.

“We’re excited to honor these finalists who have all earned it, they deserve special recognition for their efforts and are highly commended for their work in education,” said Victor Rivero, editor in chief of EdTech Digest. “The 2013 awards recognize both people and solutions in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.”

The Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage has been designed with student and teacher in mind. Made of colorful, durable, non-slip material, the stand enables multiple ergonomic angles for viewing or typing on tablets. The product offers an integrated compartment where students can place supplies such as ear buds, device chargers, pencils and markers under a secure-latch lid – keeping necessary items handy when needed. Built with features that support student learning as well as practical classroom use for teachers, Belkin’s Tablet Stand with Storage exemplifies Belkin’s customer-driven design philosophy that delivers greater value for users.

“This recognition by EdTech Digest is a great honor and testament to our customer-driven approach to product development,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “More than ever, we are committed to understanding the technology challenges faced by teachers and students, as we continue to innovate solutions that enhance today’s dynamic, digital learning environment.”

For more information about EdTech Digest, visit www.edtechdigest.com

The Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage is part of a portfolio of education solutions from Belkin designed to enrich educators and students’ experience with technology in the modern classroom. For more information, please visit: http://www.belkinbusiness.com. 

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness for education – Tablet Stand with Storage Named a “Cool Tool” Finalist in EdTech Digest Awards Program

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

 

Tags: education technology, classroom technology, K-12 technology

 

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Belkin Tablet Stage Named One of 20 Hottest EdTech Products at TCEA 2013 by K-12 TechDecisions

PLAYA VISTA, CA – February 14, 2013 – Belkin today announced that its recently announced Tablet Stage was named by K-12 TechDecisions as one of the 20 Hottest EdTech Products at TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) 2013 which took place last week. The Belkin Tablet Stage is an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver and, coupled with the Belkin Stage app for iPad, reduces the expense of outfitting a digital classroom. 

More than 400 companies at TCEA 2013 featured products that included tablets, interactive projectors, a 3D document camera, iPad accessories and interactive displays. Many of the products were designed to leverage the use of mobile devices in the classroom.

Tablet Stage allows teachers to use their tablet as a document camera and securely holds tablets with or without cases for effortless document projection and convenient use. It has an adjustable platform and LED lights and is compatible with devices from seven to 11 inches. 

Teachers can also download the Belkin Stage app which allows them to annotate directly over live video and images just as they would with an interactive whiteboard. By displacing expensive and cumbersome technology such as document cameras and interactive whiteboards, Belkin Stage engages audiences with real-time video without the high cost.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition from K-12 TechDecisions,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “As  schools embrace the interactive power of the iPad, they look for ways to make it more of a collaborative tool. We designed the Belkin Tablet Stage and Stage app so that teachers and administrators can integrate iPads into their curriculums in a way that is engaging and makes both teaching and learning easier and more fulfilling. Being honored as one of the 20 Hottest EdTech Products at TCEA 2013 is a testament to the care and dedication we put into understanding technology challenges in the classroom and developing innovative products that enhance the learning environment.”

The Belkin Stage app and the Tablet Stage are Belkin’s latest solutions designed to serve the growing needs of school districts and educators, both in and beyond the classroom. For more information, please visit: http://www.belkincampaigns.com/edumobility/.

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness for education – Tablet Stage named one of 20 hottest edtech products at TCEA 2013 – http://bit.ly/12AFQuW

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: interactive whiteboard, SMARTboard, document camera, education technology, classroom technology, education apps, iPad app, K-12 technology 


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Belkin Named Finalist in Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards for Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader for Government

Belkin announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named two products, Belkin Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader, as finalists for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the Security Products and Solutions for Government category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

Belkin’s Secure Audio and Microphone Switch offers users centralized control over audio ports, and is designed to reduce the possibility of analog cross-talk of audio signals between computers running at different security levels. It is designed for government and other environments requiring the use of secure Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications. Supporting both stereo audio and microphone analog signals, the switch allows users to securely share headsets, speakers and microphones between computers or IP phones.

The Belkin USB Smart Card Reader is the industry’s first USB smart card and common access card (CAC) reader specifically designed for today’s demanding government applications. Offering the broadest range of smart card compatibility, including Class A, B, C (5v, 3v and 1.8v), the Belkin Smart Card Reader features a compact, tamper-resistant design for easy one-handed card insertion that is ideal for government data security use. Designed to support smart cards meeting ISO7816 standards, which include CAC and PIV, the new Belkin Smart Card Reader has been built from the ground up to assure high security for government applications. Its uni-body enclosure works to eliminate entry points and prevents physical electronic tampering. All firmware is in ROM (read only memory) to assure no risk of alteration.

“We are very pleased to have the Belkin Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader both named as finalists by Info Security Products Guide,” said Ben Thacker, global vice president, Business Division, Belkin International. “This recognition validates our fierce commitment to understanding the IT challenges our government customers face, and to delivering the iron-clad security that their industry-specific applications require. We strive to achieve the perfect combination of reliability and usability that only Belkin can achieve.”

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

Tweet this: @BelkinBusiness Named Finalist in Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards for Security Products and Solutions for Government http://bit.ly/WfF6fy

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: smart card reader, secure desktop, secure workstation, secure audio, secure microphone, cybersecurity

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Belkin Simplifies the Delivery of AV Connectivity Over Long Distances With Release of HDBaseT HDMI Audio/Video Extender

New Low-Cost, Easy to Deploy Solution Provides Universal Protocol for AV over Cat5e Long Distance Applications 

Playa Vista, CA - Belkin today announced its new HDBaseT HDMI audio/video extender solution for high performance AV connectivity over Cat5e long distance applications. The plug-and-play solution eliminates the traditional challenges of long-distance AV applications, including confusing, expensive and time consuming technology, with a quick-to-install solution that can transmit AV over a single Cat5e cable up to 100 meters. Belkin will demonstrate the HDBaseT HDMI AV extender solution at the annual BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition taking place in Tampa, Florida, January 20-24, 2013. 

The Belkin HDBaseT is a point-to-point solution that resolves incompatibility issues across multiple AV brands. It deploys a universal protocol for heterogeneous AV environments without the use of a complex network of runner cables, pigtails, breakouts or color coded wall plates. It also supports custom long-run capability with PVC, Plenum and Riser. The result is a long-distance AV solution that requires dramatically less labor to install and manage.

“We designed our HDBaseT solution to help AV installers achieve more without spending needless time or resources,” said Sydney Wen, product development manager for Belkin. “It’s an ideal choice for long-distance AV environments – including education, government, conference centers and signage applications – because it packs superior performance into a small, plug-and-play solution that requires a fraction of the resources to set up, move and manage.”

The new Belkin HDBaseT is available now through Belkin’s worldwide network of distributors and value added resellers. All HDBaseT products come with a Belkin warranty (up to five years) and 24-hour tech support. For more information, visit http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise. 

Belkin will demonstrate the HDBaseT HDMI AV extender solution at the annual BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition taking place in Tampa, Florida, January 20-24, 2013. For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.bicsi.org/winter/2013/attendee.aspx. 

Tweet this: @BelkinBusiness Simplifies the Delivery of AV Connectivity over Long Distances with HDBaseT HDMI Audio/Video Extender http://bit.ly/11WS8BX

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: audio/video, AV, AV connectivity, Cat5e

 

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Belkin Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM Switch Named a 2012 Product of the Year by UBM Channel’s CRN

4th Annual List Recognizes Products that Raised the Bar for Technical Excellence In 2012

Belkin, a trusted leader of customer-driven computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today that its Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM switch has received a 2012 Product of the Year award from CRN in the Security category. Products on this 4th annual list were selected based on their ability to offer technological innovation, opportunity, and profitability to solution providers over the 2012 calendar year.

CRN’s distinguished “Products of the Year” list recognizes the most impressive new products of 2012. To determine this year’s list, CRN editors collaborated with the CRN Test Center to evaluate the latest products to enter the market. Judges reviewed hundreds of innovative new products and pared the list down to those products that that added significant value to the end user community while making an immediate impact on the solution provider community. This year’s list featured solutions across all technologies including CPU, Server, Laptop, Desktop, Retail Appliance, Virtualization, Data Center, Smartphone and Tablet.

Belkin’s Secure DVI-I KVM switch enables secure data access for government agencies that require users to switch between networks. One of the only KVM switches on the market that meets NIAP’s EAL 2+ Common Criteria certification, the solution suite is also the first of its kind to utilize optical data diode technology to prevent peripheral vulnerabilities, further supporting the government’s cyber security initiatives.

“Choosing a vendor partner can be challenging for today’s IT solution providers,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel. “They want to be sure they’re offering the best products possible to their customers before forming any major partnerships. This year’s Products of the Year list helps our audience filter through all the new products flooding the market and focus on new the best of the best technologies that offer new and exciting opportunities. We congratulate this year’s winners and applaud them for their positive contribution the IT industry.”

“We are honored to receive CRN’s Product of the Year award,” said Luis Artiz, director of product management, Belkin. “We strive to deliver innovative, quality products to our valued reseller partners. Belkin’s Secure DVI-I KVM switch was designed for government agencies with the highest security standards. This award is a testament to Belkin’s industry-driven approach to development our partners rely on to meet their customers’ technology requirements.”

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers commercial computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 25 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.Belkin.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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Belkin Smart Card Reader Achieves FIPS 201 Certification

Federal Security Standard Assures Iron-clad Security and Reliability for Government Organizations 
Playa Vista, CA – November 15, 2012 – Belkin Enterprise, a trusted leader of customer-driven computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, today announced that its USB Smart Card and Common Access Card (CAC) Reader is now FIPS 201 (Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201) compliant and is listed on the GSA FIPS 201 Products List (APL). Belkin’s USB Smart Card and CAC Reader is designed specifically for today’s demanding government applications. Achieving FIPS 201 compliance demonstrates Belkin’s commitment to developing purpose-built products that meet the particular requirements of customers such as government agencies for whom security is a primary concern.
FIPS 201 is a United States federal government standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for federal employees and contractors to achieve appropriate security assurance for multiple applications. The standard was designed to ensure that the identity of individuals who seek physical access to federally controlled government facilities, and electronic access to government information systems, is efficiently verified.
Offering the broadest range of smart card compatibility, including Class A, B, C (5v, 3v and 1.8v), the Belkin Smart Card Reader features a compact, tamper-resistant design for easy one-handed card insertion that is ideal for government data security use.
Designed to support smart cards meeting ISO7816 standards, which include CAC and PIV, the new Belkin Smart Card Reader has been built from the ground up to assure high security for government applications. Its unibody enclosure works to eliminate entry points and prevents physical electronic tampering. All firmware is in ROM (read only memory) to assure no risk of alteration.
We built our new smart card reader from the ground up, specifically to meet strict government security requirements,” said Carlos Del Toro, senior global product manager for Belkin. “Achieving FIPS 201 compliance is a tribute to our development approach and the unique features that deliver iron-clad security and reliability to our government customers.”
Belkin delivers the necessary components for workstation security, as well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of government use. For more information visit:  Belkin Government.
About Belkin Enterprise
Belkin Enterprise, a division of Belkin International, offers commercial computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 25 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s lineof commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.Belkin.com.
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The Ventana Group
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925 858 5198 mobile
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Solving the Security Problem Facing Government Desktops


Advanced KVM Technology Protects Government Desktops from Cyberthreats  - http://bit.ly/NSKqzS

VNM100312 – Over a three-year period, government agencies reported a 400-percent increase in attempted incursions into federal systems – demonstrating that cyber attacks on government systems are increasing at an exponential rate. While there is no current data on the number of attempts to compromise intelligence and defense computer systems, they are no doubt under similar stress as foreign governments, terrorists, and malicious hackers target classified data and government documents, attempt to shut down networks and destroy valuable infrastructure, and steal intellectual property.

Firewall protection alone is not enough to deter sophisticated cyber threats. One of the least understood and most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting attacks is the use of keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switching devices that allow government employees to switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop. Cyber attacks from within an agency need to be as rigorously addressed as those originating from outside sources. However, government purchasers of KVM products need to thoroughly vet the security features, design, manufacture, and even the packaging of any product before trusting a deployment in any areas that require high security.

To learn more about securing government desktops from cyber threats with secure KVM, read the whitepaper: http://bit.ly/NSKqzS.

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Belkin Launches New Smart Card Reader Specifically Designed for Demanding Government Applications

 

New Card Reader Assures Tamper-Resistant Security with the Broadest Smart Card Compatibility Available

VNM91912 – Playa Vista, CA –  Belkin Enterprise, a trusted leader of complete computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, today announced the industry’s first USB smart card and common access card (CAC) reader specifically designed for today’s demanding government applications. Offering the broadest range of smart card compatibility, including Class A, B, C (5v, 3v and 1.8v), the Belkin Smart Card Reader features a compact, tamper-resistant design for easy one-handed card insertion that is ideal for government data security use.

Designed to support smart cards meeting ISO7816 standards, which include CAC and PIV, the new Belkin Smart Card Reader has been built from the ground up to assure high security for government applications. Its uni-body enclosure works to eliminate entry points and prevents physical electronic tampering. All firmware is in ROM (read only memory) to assure no risk of alteration.

For ease of operation, the Belkin card reader offers an ergonomic design with a large card opening for quick, one-handed card insertion. The unit also features an optimized insertion angle for versatile under-desk, desktop and stackable mounting. To reduce user error, interchangeable color chips can be installed on the reader to associate it with an established network for easy identification. The reader operates seamlessly with Windows® 7 standard CCID drivers, no additional software or drivers are required.

“Our new smart card reader has been built from the ground up for demanding government applications,” said Carlos del Toro, senior global product manager for Belkin. “We have packed the unit with unique features that make the reader the most efficient to use in its class, while delivering the iron-clad security that government applications require. It’s the perfect combination of reliability and usability that only Belkin can achieve.”

The new Belkin USB Smart Card and CAC Reader is available now though Belkin’s U.S. network of distributors and value added resellers. All card readers come with three-year warranty and support, and are TAA compliant (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581).

Today Belkin also introduced its new Secure Audio and Microphone Switch designed for government and other sensitive environments. For more information visit: Belkin News.

Belkin delivers the necessary components for workstation security, as well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of government use. For more information visit:  Belkin Government.

About Belkin Enterprise

Belkin Enterprise, a division of Belkin International, offers commercial computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 25 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.Belkin.com.

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Contact:

Denise Nelson

The Ventana Group

925 837 6277 office

925 858 5198 mobile

denise.nelson@ventanapr.com

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