Belden intros new HD Brilliance broadcast BNC connectors at NAB 2011

April 11, 2011
New BNC connectors are designed for use with Belden Brilliance Precision video coaxial cables.

Belden (NYSE: BDC) announced the launch of a new selection of Belden Brilliance High Definition (HD) BNC connectors. The products will be shown for the first time at this week's 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 11-14.

Designed for use with Belden Brilliance Precision Video Coaxial cables, the company says the new BNC connectors offers the exceptional performance and reliability required by the professional broadcast and professional audio/video market. The connectors also provide better than -20 dB Return Loss performance through 4.5 GHz, exceeding the SMPTE specification requirements.

The new Belden Brilliance HD Connector line is comprised of the following products:

· Breakthrough 1-Piece BNC Compression Connectors with Optional Patented Locking Feature

· Optimized 3-Piece BNC Crimp Connectors

· Connector tools for both 1-piece and 3-piece connectors

Unique HD Broadcast 1-Piece Connectors

Belden says the HD Brilliance 1-Piece BNC compression connector's design eliminates the pin, collar and connector as separate components, thereby providing faster, easier installation. In tests, installation took about half the time to secure the 1-piece connector design versus traditional three-piece connectors.

In addition, the 1-Piece Connectors provide excellent holding strength and weather resistance, thanks to internal 360 degree compression rings. A non-blind entry ensures that the center conductor is properly inserted into the center pin. And, improved insulation materials (PTFE) help to deliver maximum Return Loss performance.

The patented HD Brilliance 1-Piece BNC Locking Connector features an optional patented screw-on locking collar which securely aligns the connector and locks the bayonet nut of the BNC in place, delivering an unparalleled level of electrical performance. By stabilizing and reducing the amount of potential movement between the connector and cable, the Belden HD Brilliance Locking Connector delivers the line’s best Return Loss performance, exceeding -40dB at 4 GHz.

Belden says the HD Brilliance 1-Piece Compression Connectors provide a more consistent result in field installations, with less reliance on the skill of the installer. The simple tools and installation steps mean every connection is correct and high performing, reducing installation costs due to failed connections, trouble shooting, reworks and overall labor costs.

NAB attendees can see the new connectors at Belden Booth #C8925, where they will also have an opportunity to participate in the “Brilliance HD Connector Skills Challenge.”


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