Belden expands CCTV/PTZ cable line

April 4, 2007 -- The company has expanded its line of cables for pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras used in closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems.

April 4, 2007 -- Belden has expanded its line of cables for pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras used in closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems.

According to a press release, additions to the company's New Generation Banana Peel PTZ cable line include: PTZ Banana-Peel composites with coax based video, and 14 AWG Power conductors, to drive heaters and motors at a greater distance; and CCTV composites for fiber-optic based video, plus copper power conductors to drive camera heaters and/or pan & tilt motors.

The cables are round, overjacketed styles with either 18 AWG copper or 14 AWG copper. They are intended for security applications where there is a need for a protective CCTV surveillance installation to monitor people, activities and/or assets.

According to the company, the complete cable line now includes plenum-and riser-rated composites with (1) RG-59/U coax cable for video, STP or UTP cables for control and 2-conductor cable for power applications. Since the cables are composites, they eliminate the need for pulling individual video, power and control cables, representing a real time/labor-savings for installers.

Further, with the products' Banana Peel design, the individual, color-coded cables are affixed to a center spline, thus eliminating the need for an overall jacket. This jacketless design, with each individual cable instantly identifiable, speeds and simplifies installation, maintains Belden. Installers simply peel off the required cable component and it's ready for termination, says the company.

The new plenum- and riser-rated Category 5e Siamese constructions consist of 2- or 4-pair UTPs plus 2 conductors. The CMR-rated Fiber Plus Copper composites consist of (2) tight buffer multimode Grade 2 fibers and (2) copper power conductors.

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