Belden introduces new HD Brilliance® broadcast BNC Connectors, including innovative 1-piece, locking collar design

Belden, a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has launched a new and innovative range of Belden Brilliance High Definition (HD) BNC Connectors. Designed for use with Belden Brilliance Coax Cables, these new Belden HD Brilliance Connectors deliver unparalleled end-to-end performance.

The new family of BNC connectors offers the exceptional performance and rock-solid reliability required by the professional broadcast and professional audio/video market. The connectors also provide better than -20 dB Return Loss performance through 4.5 GHz, exceeding the SMPTE specification requirements.

The new Belden Brilliance HD Connector line is comprised of:

• Breakthrough 1-Piece BNC Compression Connectors with Optional Patented Locking Feature

• Optimized 3-Piece BNC Crimp Connectors

• Connector tools for both 1-piece and 3-piece connectors

Unique HD Broadcast 1-Piece Connectors

Belden’s HD Brilliance 1-Piece BNC Compression Connector design eliminates the pin, collar and connector as separate components, thereby providing faster, easier installation. In tests, installation took about half the time to secure the 1-piece connector design versus traditional three-piece connectors. In addition, the 1-Piece Connectors provide excellent holding strength and weather resistance, thanks to internal 360 degree compression rings. A non-blind entry ensures that the center conductor is properly inserted into the center pin. And, improved insulation materials (PTFE) help to deliver maximum Return Loss performance.

The patented HD Brilliance 1-Piece BNC Locking Connector features an optional patented screw-on locking collar which securely aligns the connector and locks the bayonet nut of the BNC in place, delivering an unparalleled level of electrical performance. By stabilizing and reducing the amount of potential movement between the connector and cable, the Belden HD Brilliance Locking Connector delivers the line’s best Return Loss performance, exceeding -40dB at 4 GHz.

Belden’s HD Brilliance 1-Piece Compression Connectors provide a more consistent result in field installations, with less reliance on the skill of the installer. The simple tools and installation steps mean every connection is correct and high performing, reducing installation costs due to failed connections, trouble shooting, reworks and overall labor costs.

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About Belden

Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals™

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.62 billion for the fiscal year 2010. Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

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