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Belden: You Can't Ignore Category 6A Anymore

Belden 10GXS Category 6A

At InfoComm 2016, Belden highlighted their 10GXS Category 6A Cables, which accommodate tight spaces and bends thanks to a 25% reduction in cable diameter and weight.

Times are changing and Belden wants you to be aware that you can't ignore Category 6A anymore. Emerging applications are demanding it, standards are recommending it, and many barriers are no longer relevant.

People have been ignoring Category 6A for the last decade because of high costs, physical restrictions, and application irrelevance. For many customers, the ROI of a higher cost solution has prevented them from upgrading. For others, the large diameter and other undesirable physical attributes have caused some to keep their distance from Category 6A. In addition to the cost and physical restrictions, many people didn't have applications that required the bandwidth of a Category 6A solution.

Now, argues Belden, it’s time Cat6 moves from data centers to the rest of the world.

Belden SecurePatch Enclosures

If having to carry too many tools is weighing you down or having to remember multiple termination processes is frustrating you, Belden worked side by side with integrators to engineer a new product that fits real needs. With six patents pending, this new product will totally change the way you think about connectors.

When AV professionals visited the Belden booth, they also had a chance to see what Belden has been testing in its HDBaseT Interoperability Lab. Testing a variety of active electronics has demonstrated a wide variation in design both across brands and within a single brand’s portfolio. Belden has completed extensive testing to identify the true cabling needs of 4K over HDBaseT systems and optimize cabling and connectivity to maximize performance.

Belden’s stand also featured:

Molded HDMI, DVI and VGA Assemblies, UL listed and available in a variety of lengths

Workstation Outlets, a variety of faceplate and inserts that provide maximum flexibility, durability and aesthetics

SecurePatch Enclosures, locking rackmount covers which safeguard against unauthorized access

Cable Runways, designed to optimize cable bandwidth and allow maximum cabling density

FX Brilliance Universal Connectors that make fiber termination possible in seconds.

Belden says their solutions take a universal approach to resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans broadcast, AV, LAN, data centers, building automation and security to keep information running smoothly.

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