Belden's A/V composite camera cables target SDI/HDTV field apps

February 23, 2007 -- Utilizing two of the company's A/V coaxial cables and four audio pairs, the new cable is designed for the interconnection of digital remote field cameras in SDI/HDTV applications.

February 23, 2007 -- Belden has introduced its Brilliance digital and analog A/V composite camera cable. Utilizing two of the company's A/V coaxial cables and four audio pairs, the new cable (Product #1347A) is designed for the interconnection of digital remote field cameras in SDI/HDTV applications.

According to the company, the composite camera cable is a round, smooth cable combining the company's RG-59 Type SDI coaxes (#1505A) with its single-pair cables (#9451) for mic and IFB applications. With a rugged design, the new cable is suitable for live or recorded on-site news reporting, i.e., electronic news gathering (ENG), and for electronic field production (EFP), or on-site recording of videos produced for companies or other private enterprises.

The composite camera cables' two 1505A RG-59 Type SDI coaxes feature 20 AWG solid .032-in bare copper conductors, gas-injected foam polyethylene insulation, the company's Duofoil plus tinned copper braid shields for 95 percent shield coverage, and black and white PVC jackets.

The coaxes are sweep tested from 5-1600 MHz and 1600-4500 MHz, achieving minimum return loss values of 23 dB and 21 dB, respectively. The result is superior video performance in SDI/HDTV applications, says the company.

Construction of the four 9451 audio pairs includes: two 22 AWG stranded tinned copper conductors, crush-resistant polypropylene insulation, the company's overall Beldfoil shields for 100 percent coverage, 22 AWG stranded drain wire, and PVC jackets. The overall cable jacket consists of a rugged and flexible matte PVC.

The company notes that the composite camera cable is designed for extreme flexibility, even in low temperatures. Each coax is color-coded for easy channel identification and each of the color coded pairs has the Beldfoil shield bonded to its PVC jacket. For installers, these features result in easier installation and faster termination, contends the company.

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