Belden offers an extensive range of high quality, high performance products for use in industrial, institutional, commercial, educational and residential buildings. At a recent Press Briefing, Chris Chandler, Technical Sales Manager for Belden EMEA, provided an overview of new and soon-to-be-introduced products.
“Today, we create networks in every type of building. The complexity of these networks will depend on the number of attached appliances or computers and their connectivity requirements, but the basic objective is always the same: allowing individual computers to share data, perform business-related transactions or access the information superhighway. None of this can be done without structured cabling systems, i.e. a network in which all components are engineered and manufactured to provide optimal and adaptable performance levels according to industry accepted
“A properly designed and installed structured cabling system provides a cabling infrastructure that delivers predictable performance as well as the flexibility to accommodate growth and change over an extended period of time.”
10GX® IDC System
“Communication hardware is getting smaller and Belden’s new 10GX® IDC cross-connect system mirrors that trend. Considering the high costs of construction, Belden has developed an alternative system which not only saves on building space but also delivers unequalled performance.
“Belden’s 10GX® IDC System complements the 10GX Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure and meets TIA/EIA 568B.2 standard. This new high performance, space-efficient system is uniquely engineered to handle 10GBase-T data networking and multimedia applications with headroom to spare.
The new Belden 10GX® IDC System makes it possible to create large cross-connect systems which are space-efficient, easy to install and easy to maintain. The system is designed for 10GBase-T applications as a cost-effective alternative to modular patch panels.
“The new Belden Wireless Solution uses a unique Channel Blanket topology to allow each radio channel to be used everywhere, at every access point, thereby creating blankets of continuous wireless coverage with no roaming latency or co-channel interference problems. Its architecture is fundamentally different from standard WLANs, which use cell-based technologies that require complex RF Cell Planning in an attempt to avoid co-channel interference.
“Equally important, high throughput is achieved even when cell traffic is high. Full compliance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g protocol and security standards is maintained, ensuring seamless, zero AP-to-AP hand off mobility for latency sensitive applications such as voice and video. The system is exceptionally easy to deploy, configure, validate and maintain, providing plug-and-play flexibility to add or remove APs with no effect on the existing set-up.”
Optical Fiber Components
“Belden has been involved in the development of optical fiber components since 1972 — evolving to its present status as an international supplier of high quality, cost-effective optical fiber cabling systems. “Today, we offer users a complete, high-performance, end-to-end cabling system that supports both centralized and fiber-to-the desk (FTTD) topologies, as well as in-building or campus backbone cabling configurations.
“The Belden IBDN Solution is, however, much more than an assemblage of top-performing products. It represents a whole new approach to the methodology of fiber optic cabling. Belden systems are unique in their ability to offer both superior performance and a more cost effective, speedier and less complex installation process compared to more traditional fiber optic cabling systems.
“This assures the smooth operation of networks and provides for efficient network management — while continually reducing total cost of ownership whilst preparing systems for the future.
“The Belden Secure Keyed LC System is designed to bring a whole new level of security into network infrastructure design by enabling the physical segregation of any designated network segments. Based on the superior performance of the LC connector format, the Secure Keyed LC System offers outstanding features and benefits including six color-coded keying options for design flexibility and facility in network administration, tamper-resistant key design — front and back — preventing intruder access and high-quality ceramic ferrule to provide low insertion loss and excellent durability.”
New products for 2008
“Belden is set to introduce a new range of products for 2008. These include Low Smoke, Halogen-free (LSOH) Cat5e & Cat6 Patch Cords – both Cat5e Stranded and Cat6 Stranded & Solid Core – and a 50 ports telepanel with a functional and easy-to-use design. These telepanels have fixed cable guides prepared for use of Velcro tape or strips, 2-pair connectivity per port, “jacks” mounted as RJ45, enabling the use of general patch cables and they are available in white & black with numbering from 1 to 50.”
For more information about Belden, please visit www.belden-emea.com .