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Cable Technology Feature Article

August 02, 2010

Belden Intros F, BNC and RCA Compression Connectors and Tools and Cable Assemblies

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Belden, a company specializing in signal transmission solutions, announced that it has introduced a new line of F, BNC and RCA Compression Connectors and Tools along with standard and custom-configured Cable Assemblies.

According to company sources when the new Connectors and Tools are used in combination with Belden Coaxial Cable, they from a field installation solution designed for reliable signal performance and easy installation.  .

The new Belden Compression Connectors are fine-tuned to Belden Coaxial Cable tolerances to ensure maximum signal reliability and performance for audio/video, safety and security applications.  Besides, the new Compression Connector Tool also ensures a secure, positive compression always resulting in faster, easier installations.  

Most other connector systems use a crimping technique which tends to damage the jacket, dielectric and wire, resulting in multiple signal leakage points and moisture entry, said Belden sources.

Chris Nieshalla, Belden’s Vertical Marketing Manager for Commercial Audio/Video Products, said, “Our goal is to provide our customers with a complete, single-source field installation solution that includes the cabling, connectors and tools – all manufactured to Belden’s exacting standards.”

Nieshalla added, “With all components guaranteed to work together as a system, installers and integrators will be able to both streamline and improve the overall quality of the installation process, while providing their customer with optimal signal performance.”

Also the Belden’s entire family of F, BNC and RCA Series Compression Connectors exceed SCTE Standards for signal ingress, egress and water migration. It also provides aesthetic and strength characteristics.  Connector performance is enhanced owing to the use of three 360-degree compression rings and a visual confirmation of cable entry.  For the BNC and RCA connectors, a unique pop-up pin visually confirms a proper termination and contact point, said company officials.    

Josh Dixon, Belden’s Vertical Marketing Manager for Security and Safety Products pointed out that Belden’s cable assembly operation maintains a high degree of process control optimizing all cable assemblies.

The Belden cables including Belden New Generation Brand Coax, CATV and RGB cables provide high levels of system reliability and full interoperability with the end users’ equipment.

For field installation the solution includes an ergonomically-designed Compression Tool that features high quality aircraft-grade materials for increased strength, durability and long service life.  This tool requires less force, and does not need calibration when changing connector or cable types.

Belden sources added that the standard line of Belden Cable Assemblies include Breakouts, CCTV Camera Cables, CATV, Patch Cords, BNC, Composite A/V, RCA and RGB.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri