Belden introduces Duobond Plus HD Digital Video cables

Better EMC performance for guaranteed signal integrity



Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has extended its world-class range of coaxial digital video cables and connectors in the EMEA region by introducing the Broadcast industry’s first HD Digital Video cables with improved Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) performance for increased uptime and signal integrity.

Duobond Plus HD Digital Video cables are able to deliver SD, HD and 3G video with guaranteed signal integrity over longer transmission distances, helping to save both installation time and costs.

These high quality coax cables were designed by Belden, by combining proven technological advances in Broadband applications, with the company’s extensive broadcast know-how. New Belden Duobond Plus cables offer all the benefits of the regular Belden HD Digital Video cables with the additional feature of improved EMC performance, providing the end user with extra confidence of the signal integrity when using these cables at data rates of 3GB/s.

Duobond Plus is a Belden innovation in which an outer layer of foil features a unique shorting fold which creates the effect of a solid metal conduit. This shorting fold provides metal-to-metal contact, which improves the high frequency performance of the cable. This fold prevents a slot opening from being created in the shield, thereby preventing signal egress or ingress. This outer foil is bonded to the jacket, making stripping and connectorizing easier.

Introducing the new cables, Theo van Rijn Product Manager Belden Europe, said that Belden Duobond Plus HD Digital Video cables set a new standard: “Their superior performance delivers a flawless signal without the risk of electromagnetic interference, while at the same time reducing service and maintenance costs and lowering the total cost of ownership.” Theo van Rijn added: “Like all Belden‘s HD coaxial cables, they provide excellent picture quality over extended transmission distances and improve system uptime, with guaranteed Return Loss performance.”

The cables are physically robust, which helps to extend their life and protect return on investment, while at the same time supporting future growth plans. Used with Belden 1-piece HD compression connectors on both ends of the cable, they require simple connectivity, thus they are easy to install, saving installation time and costs. They substantially improve system uptime thanks to Belden Installable Performance, a unique advantage ensuring consistently high performance both before and after the installation.

As a leader in HD broadcast solutions, Belden creates products that have established a strong reputation for quality and reliability, setting the standard in HD applications around the world, from major sporting events to daily news broadcasts. The company offers a full range of products for the flawless transmission of HD and 3G audio and video streams.

Belden broadcast cables are developed to meet the professional broadcast industry‘s increased demand for high-definition products, Belden broadcast cables are the first choice of content providers who require flawless rich media content like HD or 3G video for their production and live streams.


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About Belden

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Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.62 billion for the fiscal year 2010.

Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

For more information about Belden, please visit www.beldensolutions.com or e-mail for product inquiries.

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