Belden's new 4K Ultra-HD shielded twisted-pair AV media cables deliver HDBaseT signals up to 100m

Feb. 23, 2017
The Belden 4K UHD Media Cables product line is designed specifically to deliver 4K content over HDBaseT up to 100 meters in a "unique, small, sleek design."

Belden (NYSE: BDC) announced the launch of its new 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Media Cables, models 2183P (plenum) and 2183R (riser). The Belden 4K UHD Media Cables product line is designed specifically to deliver 4K content over HDBaseT up to 100 meters in a unique, small, sleek design. The products are now available for purchase through authorized Belden distributors.

“Belden conducted extensive HDBaseT testing in its Belden Engineering Center to better understand which cable characteristics best support the higher bandwidth needs of 4K video," points out Michael Saber, the company's director of marketing - Broadcast AV. "The Belden 4K UHD Media Cable is the result of the testing. The cable was designed to support HDBaseT 5Play, but it is interoperable with various equipment brands.”

The 4K UHD Media Cables are manufactured using Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair technology, known for its superior electrical performance and resistance to the rigors of AV installation. The cable is rated to withstand 45 pounds of pull tension, much more than the typical 25 pounds of similar networking cables. The company contends that the cable's single overall foil shield provides 100 percent protection from noise interference and saves significant termination time, eliminating the need to terminate individually shielded pairs or a braid. Also, with just an overall shield, installers no longer need to be concerned about properly grounding individually shielded pairs to a modular plug which is not designed to accommodate this type of cable construction.

The Belden 4K UHD Media Cables are also up to 25% smaller than other HDBaseT cabling solutions, such as Cat 7A, saving space in racks, conduit and cable trays. “Built with a durable, corrugated, foil shield and a helical drain, the 4K UHD Media product family is extremely flexible and designed to be installer friendly,” Galen Gareis, principle product engineer explains.

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To further reduce installation time and costs, the company notes that its 4K UHD Media Cables can be terminated using the Belden REVConnect product line of modular shielded plugs and jacks eliminating the need to separate the bonded pairs. Combining REVConnect with the 2183 cable is proven to increase first pass yields and reduce the potential for rework. Most importantly, REVConnect provides assurance to the installer that the termination is made properly and is reliable for accurate 4K HDBaseT transmission.

Visit to request a free product sample or download the “Cabling to Support 4K UHD HDBaseT Applications” white paper. For more information on REVConnect, visit

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