Gearhouse Broadcast and Belden Partner to Cut SMPTE Fibre Lead Time

Broadcast services specialist to hold pre-built cable stock ready for delivery

Gearhouse Broadcast is to hold stock of Belden’s pre-built SMPTE fibre camera cable in a move that will significantly cut lead times that outside broadcast companies are currently facing.

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With the wait for delivery usually between four to six weeks, this new partnership will see Gearhouse stock Belden’s SMPTE fibre, complete with Lemo connectors in lengths of 50m, 100m, 150m and 200m, ready to ship worldwide as soon as an order is placed.

“The current lead times that OB companies are being quoted for fibre can be prohibitive when it comes to planning. Having pre-made cable in stock and ready to ship, they can now be more flexible to late requests,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, sales manager at Gearhouse Broadcast. “We use Belden’s products daily for many of the projects we work on and view them as the pre-eminent cable supplier, so we’re delighted to be able to offer this new service which delivers such a respected product into the field quicker than ever before.”

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“Gearhouse is a perfect partner due to its global footprint, market position and experience of working with us on other projects” said Brian Halton, Sales Manager Enterprise Connectivity EMEA at Belden. “With the huge demand for our SMPTE fibre, the fact that finished assemblies are available off the shelf at Gearhouse ready for immediate delivery to its customers is great news for the industry."

About Belden
Belden Inc. delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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About Gearhouse Broadcast
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, equipment sales, project solutions and systems integration. Operating globally from its offices in the UK, US, Australia, India and Qatar, the company offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major world sporting and entertainment events.

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