Belden announced that its 10GXS Category 6A cable has received the "Most Innovative AV Installation Accessory" award, presented by Systems Contractor News (SCN) at the recent InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. The awards program showcased SCN's reckoning of the most innovative commercial AV products of 2015. The ballot of award finalists was chosen by an independent panel of judges. With the field of submissions narrowed down to no more than four products per category, those ballots were opened to the public to vote, and the results were announced at this year's InfoComm.
Tim Shoulders, vice president and general manager for Belden's Broadcast AV unit, accepts SCN's Installation Product Award on behalf of the company.
Belden says its 10GXS Category 6A smaller-diameter cables reduce space and weight up to 25 percent without sacrificing performance or quality. "Exceeding industry standards, 10GXS cables offer 75 percent less noise coupling than other Category 6A cables," notes a product press release from the company. "With an Equiblock barrier providing uniform heat-flow dissipation, 10GXS can support 100 watts of PoH/PoE+ up to 100 meters without signal degradation. Its smaller size and bend radius accommodate tight spaces and smaller conduits. Easy-to-remove barrier tape accelerates installation."
Belden's 10GXS cable (left) shown bundled in side-by-side comparison with market-size 6A cable (right)
The company adds, "Belden 10GXS addresses HDBaseT’s biggest challenge -- alien crosstalk -- by offering a patented EquiSpline that controls the balance of the cable by providing a compartment for each pair. These compartments ensure consistent cable geometry, which enables higher performance in terms of noise rejection and insertion loss. This provides excellent alien crosstalk isolation in an environment where cables are tightly bundled. The pairs are very well balanced, and the system is not affected by ground loops that can cause interference and transmission errors in shielded systems. It optimizes electrical performance with up to 10 dB of alien crosstalk headroom and offers superior crosstalk isolation and EMI suppression."
In addition to its non-bonded 10GXS cable, Belden notes that it now also offers the 10GXS in bonded-pair construction. Belden notes that is bonded-pair cables "feature a patented design that bonds the individual conductors along their longitudinal axis to guarantee extremely uniform spacing within each twisted pair – a key factor in maintaining consistent electrical performance."