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Telecast Fiber Systems Introduces SMPTE Cable Assemblies

Highly Durable Assemblies Offer Protection for Industry-Standard Connectors in Rigorous Broadcasting Environments

At the 2011 NAB Show, Telecast Fiber Systems will introduce a new line of SMPTE cable assemblies specifically designed to meet the demands of HDTV broadcasting. The heavy-duty, stainless steel assemblies offer high levels of performance, reliability, and durability for fiber connectivity between HD cameras and camera control units, in studio as well as outside broadcasting configurations.

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"Our SMPTE assemblies feature the superior workmanship and outstanding quality that Telecast brings to all of our products," said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager at Telecast Fiber Systems. "The combination of our new hybrid cable, terminated in our own U.S. factory with SMPTE 304M connectors, enables unparalleled resilience and long life in harsh environments."

The new SMPTE cable assemblies are equipped with heavy-duty SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber connectors with solid stainless steel shells covered with a full-length rubber strain-relief boot to protect the connector from the rigors of outside broadcasting. The assemblies are fully backward-compatible with triple-plated brass connectors, and are rated for more than 20,000 mating cycles — a 50 percent increase over previous assemblies. Highly durable, the assemblies can survive a two-meter drop onto concrete.

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The innovative design is a direct result of new synergy between Telecast Fiber Systems and Belden, Telecast's new corporate parent. Belden is a world leader in the design and manufacture of wire and cable products for the broadcast industry.

The new SMPTE cable assemblies will be among several new Telecast Fiber Systems innovations for fiber optic transport on display in the company's booth at the 2011 NAB Show, C8925.

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast's video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

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