Belden expands Brilliance Banana Peel line of video cables

Feb. 13, 2007
February 13, 2007 -- Belden is now offering three of its most popular SDI/HD coaxial cables in the company's patented Banana Peel construction.

February 13, 2007 -- Belden is now offering three of its most popular SDI/HD coaxial cables in the company's patented Banana Peel construction. The company says its Banana Peel composite video cables 1855A, 1505A and most recently, 1694A, provide outstanding digital video performance with the convenience of installing multiple cables in a single pull.

The Belden 1855A, 1505A and 1694A Banana Peel constructions are available in bundles of 3, 5 and 6. All cables are pre-timed to ensure a delay difference of less than 5.0 ns/100-feet between coaxes, allowing for "cut-and-connect" installation with no TDR or Vectorscope timing required. The result is a dramatic reduction in installation time, expense and complexity, according to the company.

The company contends that its patented, jacketless Banana Peel construction provides further reduction in installation time and complexity by eliminating a whole step in the termination process. With each individual cable component within the composite cable clearly marked and color-coded, installers need only peel the correct cables off the center spline and terminate. With no overall jacket, the composite cables have a smaller OD than traditional bundled cables, which improves the cable's bend radius and also permits the use of a smaller size conduit.

To ensure best-in-class Return Loss performance, Belden's Banana Peel precision video snake Cables are 100 percent sweep tested to 4.5 GHz. Belden claims it is the among the only cable manufacturers to extend testing to 4.5 GHz to cover the third harmonic frequency of 1080p, thus assuring broadcasters and broadcast equipment manufacturers of high performance and reliability as they migrate from the existing 1080i (interlaced) HD format to the emerging 1080p (progressive) format.

Belden's family of precision video snake cables is suitable for use in applications including: HD/SDI video; component video; unbalanced analog or digital audio (AES/EBU); computer CAD/CAM; high-end computer graphics and animation; live studio, field and mobile television; high-resolution monitors; and large-scale projection imaging.

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