Belden Showcases Broadcast Solutions at IBC2014

Belden shows expanding product range and highlights easy installation, high performance, and reliability

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is set to show its full range of broadcast solutions at IBC 2014. As an established leader in HD broadcast solutions, Belden offers a range of products that set the standards for easy installation, high performance, quality and reliability. These form the basis for world-class solutions for immediate and uninterrupted transmission, flawless HD and 3G audio and video streams.

A key example of Belden’s approach is the recently completed 45,000 square-meter Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium located in Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which has used Belden copper and fiber cables to achieve the highest signal integrity and the latest camera compatibility. The Belden cabling infrastructure supports 85 screens, including an enormous 40 square meter stadium screen, a sophisticated audio system, dedicated media centre, press conference room, outside broadcast units and more than 30 camera locations for television broadcasting.

Speaking about Belden’s presence at IBC, Werner Eich, marketing manager for Broadcast Connectivity EMEA said: “Over the past 50 years or so, Broadcast has come a long way. Now, as we prepare to take things to the next level, the hot topic is 4K technology. It is mentioned as the next High Definition and experts say that 2013 was the breakout year for 4K2K TVs, with a market forecast to reach 7 million sets in 2016. At Belden, we are ready to support these and other technological advances in the professional broadcast industry.”


In addition to showcasing the latest solutions for broadcast applications, Belden will also be introducing a number of new product innovations. These include:

Belden Duobond Plus HD Digital Video cables
A first in the broadcast industry: extending Belden’s world-class range of coaxial digital video cables and connectors, the new Belden Duobond Plus DNH series with bonded foil over the dielectric make the termination of Belden’s 1-Piece HD BNC very easy and much faster than the traditional 3-Piece BNCs. They set the standard for reliability to deliver the performance required for HD, 3G and 4K video transmissions, with guaranteed signal integrity over longer transmission distances, helping to save both installation time and costs.


Belden SMPTE311 HD Camera Assembly
In addition to producing the best-known SMPTE311 cables in the world, Belden has introduced a new high quality hybrid fiber SMPTE311 HD Camera Assembly that supports 720p, 1080i and 1080p. HD cameras provide digital transmission using SMPTE311 standard fiber optic cable for connecting to the camera control unit. In addition to their exceptional quality, HD cameras can transmit all digital bi-directional video and audio signals, one control line, power line, and prompter line over extremely long distances - up to 4000 meters with Belden SMPTE311 HD Camera Assemblies.

Werner Eich: “Belden has established a strong position as the most trusted brand. Our broadcast solutions comprise not only Belden cable and connectivity products because thanks to our Grass Valley brand they also span the full breadth of television operations, including acquisition, production, and playout. At IBC, we look forward to demonstrating to our customers how Belden can make a difference for their business.”


Belden broadcast solutions are developed to meet the professional broadcast industry‘s increased demand for high-definition products, Belden broadcast cables are the first choice of content providers who require flawless rich media content like HD or 3G video for their production and live streams.

Visit Belden at IBC any time during the show in Hall 1, Booth D11

The explosion of digital television, on-demand content and mobile devices has the broadcast industry investing in its infrastructure to meet increasing demand. Belden is right there, helping them deliver solutions with its industry-leading cable along with its Miranda Technologies and PPC brands. Belden provides production, distribution, networking infrastructure and connectivity systems for television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries. In addition, Belden’s PPC brand-the world leader in coaxial connectivity technology-serves the terrestrial broadband, satellite and telecommunications industries.


About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, 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.