provide security, versatility and easy installation

RICHMOND, IN - Belden Electronics Division, a world leader in the development of wire and cable products, has announced a new addition to its popular HomeChoice® product line. Belden HomeChoice Access Control Banana Peel™ Composite cables are designed for cost -effective installation in security applications. They are ideal for use in gated communities, upscale estates and residences where limited access into a secure area is required.

HomeChoice Banana Peel™ Composite cables offer several convenient installation features. In general, composite cables decrease labor costs since they are easier to install than the more labor -intensive procedure of bundling and pulling individual cables. For even faster and easier installation, Belden's patented Banana Peel cables offer a unique jacketless design that affixes the individual cables to a center spline, thus eliminating the need to strip the jacket for termination.

Without the overall jacket, individual cable components are instantly identifiable, and installers simply "peel" the required cable away when ready to terminate. And, with no outer jacket, Banana Peel cables have a smaller diameter than traditional composites, which improves the cable's bend radius -another installation advantage.

Each individual cable is color -coded with the application printed on the cable jacket, so termination problems due to incorrect choice of cable are minimized. Access control applications -Lock Power, Card Reader, Door Contact, and Request Exit (Rex/Spare) -allow end users to select the level of access control they require to attain the desired level of security, including electronic identification equipment such as card readers, retina scanners and hand -scanning devices.

Belden HomeChoice Access Control Banana Peel™ Composite cables are available in Plenum -rated (Part #HC2820P) and Riser -rated (Part #HC2820R) versions. Individual cable jackets are sequentially marked at two -foot intervals and the cables are available in 1000 -ft and 500 -ft put -ups.

For more information, contact Belden Electronics Division, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47875, or call 1 -800 -BELDEN -4. FAX: 765 -983 -5294. Or visit the Web site:

About Belden Electronics Division

Belden Electronics Division, a unit of Belden, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of specialty wire and cable products for the electronics and electrical markets. Belden Electronics Division is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana. Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, with distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands. A majority of Belden's manufacturing, engineering, and support functions are registered to the International Organization for Standardization.

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