Belden Introduces New HD BrillianceÂ® Broadcast BNC Connectors, Including Innovative 1-Piece, Locking Collar Design
ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Belden (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced the launch of a new and innovative selection of Belden Brilliance High Definition (HD) BNC Connectors. The new products will be shown for the first time at the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 11-14.
Designed for use with Belden Brilliance Precision Video Coaxial cables, 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.
NAB attendees can see the new connectors at Belden Booth #C8925, where they will also have an opportunity to participate in the “Brilliance HD Connector Skills Challenge.” For more information about the new line of products, visit www.BELDEN.com, or call 1-800-BELDEN-1 (800.235.3361).
St. Louis-based Belden is a leader in end-to-end cable, connectivity and networking solutions that enable organizations to effectively deliver essential products and services in the world’s most demanding environments. It has approximately 7,000 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities throughout North America and Europe and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com.