Telecast Fiber Systems Signs Bexel as Distributor

Bexel Will Represent Full Line of Telecast Fiber Systems Solutions to Broadcast Customers

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces that its Telecast Fiber Systems brand signed a distribution agreement with Bexel, a global provider of broadcasting technology and equipment. As a platinum-level distributor, Bexel will promote, sell and provide technical support for the full range of Telecast Fiber Systems' fiber optic solutions for broadcast production.

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"We're very excited about our new partnership with Bexel. The company's extensive dealer network and renowned expertise in the broadcast video and audio equipment field, especially pertaining to outside broadcasting and mobile production, make Bexel an ideal partner as we continue to extend our reach in the global broadcast market," said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. "Besides helping us put 'more feet on the street,' Bexel knows our products inside and out — and its extensive network and quick-turn inventory will give our customers even broader access to our industry-leading solutions."

Bexel is the latest company to join Telecast Fiber Systems' channel partner program. The program was designed to give customers more access to sales resources through distributor partnerships.

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In addition, Bexel will provide a field inventory of high-run products to enable Telecast Fiber Systems to meet expedited delivery times. Bexel will represent Telecast Fiber Systems' family of broadcast audio and video fiber optic transport solutions, including its full line of CopperHead camera-mounted transceivers, Teleport and TeleThon multiplexers, Python video distribution systems, Adder II audio multiplexers, Viper portable modular transport systems, Rattler mini HD/SDI links, TR6442i CommLink Fiber Optic Intercom Link and the SHED/HDX SMPTE hybrid elimination device.

"For several years, we have been pleased to offer Telecast Fiber Systems products through our equipment rental services, and now we're looking forward to taking the relationship to the next level as a Platinum distributor," said Scott Nardelli, senior vice president of sales at Bexel. "Our customers need no introduction to Telecast Fiber Systems' solutions, which have a well deserved reputation in the field for lowering costs, reducing setup time and delivering pristine video quality."

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Telecast Fiber Systems is known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast Fiber Systems' video, audio and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues and various private, educational, government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling and reduce labor costs and setup time. Telecast Fiber Systems' equipment has helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HDTV production.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers — including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world.

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About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,800 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 in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, 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.

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