Belden intros line of compression connectors, coax cables, tools for field AV, security apps

The new products align with Belden coaxial cable tolerances to ensure maximum signal reliability and performance for field audio/video, safety and security applications.

RICHMOND, IN - Belden has introduced a new line of F, BNC and RCA compression connectors and field installation tools, along with the availability of both standard or custom-configured cable assemblies. The new products align with Belden coaxial cable tolerances to ensure maximum signal reliability and performance for field audio/video, safety and security applications.

The company says the compression connector tool also ensures a secure, positive compression, as opposed to other connector systems that rely on a crimping technique which inevitably damages the jacket, dielectric and wire, resulting in multiple signal leakage points and moisture entry.

According to Chris Nieshalla, Belden’s Vertical Marketing Manager for Commercial Audio/Video Products, “Our goal is to provide our customers with a complete, single-source field installation solution that includes the cabling, connectors and tools – all manufactured to Belden’s exacting standards. With all components guaranteed to work together as a system, installers and integrators will be able to both streamline and improve the overall quality of the installation process, while providing their customer with optimal signal performance.”

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The new F, BNC and RCA series compression connectors exceed SCTE Standards for signal ingress, egress and water migration, while providing outstanding aesthetic and strength characteristics. Connector performance is assured through use of three 360-degree compression rings and a visual confirmation of cable entry. For the BNC and RCA connectors, a pop-up pin visually confirms a proper termination and contact point.

Three new tools are part of the field-installation solution:

--An ergonomically-designed Compression Tool that features high quality aircraft-grade materials for increased strength, durability and long service life. This tool requires less force, so it is easier to use than most. The tool requires no calibration when changing connector or cable types and, unlike crimp connectors, there are no additional dies to purchase.

--Two Stripping Tools: one for Standard RG/59U and RG/6U Cable (with a heavy-duty spring for stripping quad cable and a built-on Flaring tool for RG/6U Cable) and a lighter spring model for more delicate Mini Coax RGB Cable.

Belden’s Cable Assemblies provide the maximum in signal quality and performance. Assembled in a controlled environment to specific factory specifications, Belden’s factory-terminated cable assemblies carry a limited lifetime warranty. Belden assemblies can be purchased for quick delivery through a single, familiar distribution network.

The standard line of Belden Cable Assemblies includes, in part, the following (specials are available upon request): Breakouts; CCTV Camera Cables; CATV; Patch Cords; BNC; Composite A/V; RCA; RGB

Josh Dixon, Belden’s Vertical Marketing Manager for Security and Safety Products, notes: “Because Belden’s cable assembly operation is particularly expert and maintains the highest degree of process control, all cable assemblies are of especially high quality. Use of Belden high performance cables – such as Belden New Generation Brand Coax, CATV and RGB cables -- further ensures the highest level of system reliability and full interoperability with the end users’ equipment.”

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