Belden Continues Expansion of HomeChoice® Banana Peel® Composite Cable Line

RICHMOND, IN - Belden CDT Electronics Division, a world leader in the development of specialty cable products for the commercial, industrial, broadcast and residential markets, continues to expand its line of HomeChoice Banana Peel Composite cables to meet growing residential market needs. Now Belden introduces its new HomeChoice Banana Peel Composite cable (Product No. 7956S), a 1 x 2 construction consisting of one 4 -pair Category 5e UTP cable for data, plus two Series 6 Quad Shielded coaxial cables for video.

The new 1 x 2 addition rounds out Belden's existing line of HomeChoice Banana Peel Composite cables, which includes 2 x 2 configurations (two data cables, two coaxes) and a 2 x 2 x 2 construction (two data cables, two coaxes and two fiber optic cables). HomeChoice structured cabling system cables are ideal to support a wide array of home automation, networking, security and entertainment applications in today's Intelligent Home.

Banana Peel Cables Provide Faster, Easier Installation

The new 1 x 2 cable features Belden's Banana Peel design, a unique jacketless construction with the individual data and coax cables affixed to a center spline. Banana Peel Composite cables have become a popular choice among residential installers and system integrators because there is no overall jacket to strip away, making them easier and faster to install than traditional composite cables. Multiple cables can be installed in a single pull. The smaller OD improves the cable's overall bend radius for easier installation in tight spaces. In addition, the patented center -spline design of HomeChoice Banana Peel Composite cables offers instant identification and easier termination of each individual data, coax and fiber cable component.

The new 1 x 2 HomeChoice Banana Peel Composite cable consists of one UL -verified Cat 5e 4 -pair UTP for data, plus two Series 6 Quad Shielded video coaxes. The UTP cable features 24 AWG solid bare copper conductors and includes a polyolefin insulation. The Series 6 coaxes have solid bare copper conductors and Duobond® IV Quad Shields, which is a foil/braid/foil/braid design that ensures excellent shielding integrity for the highest video quality. The composite cable is rated CMR/C(UL) CMG FT 4 and is available on 500 -ft. and 1000 -ft. reels.

Belden CDT Electronics Division offers a comprehensive line of HomeChoice cables - including single application cables for voice, audio/video, data and multimedia, and over 20 different composite cable constructions that combine fiber optic, UTP, coaxial, paired and multi -conductor cables.

For more information about our complete line of HomeChoice cables, contact Belden CDT Electronics Division, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47875, or call 1 -800 -BELDEN -4. FAX: 765 -983 -5294. Or visit the Web site: www.belden .com.

About Belden CDT Electronics Division
Belden CDT Electronics Division, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cable products for the entertainment, residential, industrial and security markets. It also provides highly engineered products for both the aerospace and automotive markets. Belden CDT Electronics Division is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana, it has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and 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.

Belden CDT Inc., formed in July 2004 through the merger of Belden Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corp., is one of the largest U.S. -based manufacturers of high -speed electronic cables and focuses on products for the specialty electronics and data networking markets, including connectivity.
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