Belden intros 'Banana Peel' projector cables

October 9, 2007 -- Belden has introduced its Banana Peel Projector Cables, composite cables designed to support high performance inter-room audio/video (A/V) installations.

October 9, 2007 -- Belden has introduced its Banana Peel Projector Cables, composite cables designed to support high performance inter-room audio/video (A/V) installations.

The composite cable's video components include six Belden RG-59 Type 75 Ohm Precision Video Mini Coax cables (Product No. 1281R-Riser and 1282P-Plenum) for analog and digital video. The audio components include two Belden 22 AWG Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Audio cables, featuring aluminum foil-bonded jackets for easy access to the positive, negative and shield drain wire.

Unlike conventional plenum jackets, which can be difficult to handle and add to the cables' fuel load, the projector cables feature the company's patented Banana Peel construction, which eliminates the composite's overall jacket. In this design, the individual cables are affixed to a central spline and are simply peeled off as needed for termination, making installation faster, easier, and more versatile, according to the company.

The Banana Peel construction also enables easier break-out of cables when the full bundle of eight components needs to be divided to run smaller bundles to separate wall plates within the room. The company says its coax cables offer 75 Ohm impedance, are sweep-tested, and come with Return Loss assurance. In addition, the elimination of the outer jacket in the composite reduces the cables' fuel load, making the cables more suitable for in-wall and plenum use.

The company says it developed the dual-function cables to fulfill a marketplace need for a faster, more efficient way to bring high quality A/V into multi-room venues such as schools, universities, municipal buildings, houses of worship, and commercial office spaces.

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