Belden leads the way in video surveillance camera technology


Belden, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional video cable, has joined the HDcctv Alliance to enhance its position in the evolution of video surveillance camera connection technology.

HDcctv Alliance is the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv equipment interoperability.

“Belden is the leader in supplying the worldwide demand for CCTV cabling, and we are delighted they have chosen to participate in crafting the HDcctv standard,” said Todd
Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director.

“With plans to provide for direct transmission over media such as Category cable and optical fibre in future versions of the HDcctv standard, the Alliance looks forward to significant contributions from Belden.”

“Belden continues to be at the forefront of video technology,” said Adam Callender, Belden’s regional manager Australian & NZ.

“Belden joined the HDcctv Alliance because it recognises both the value of HDcctv in the
video surveillance market and the importance of having interoperability standards. Delivering high-resolution video images, this new camera connection technology allows for higher performing systems, with a lower installation learning curve and a much lower cost of entry.”

HDcctv surveillance cameras deliver digital high-definition video over coaxial cable. The
HDcctv Alliance standards enable interoperable plug-and-play high definition (HD) security systems with the highest possible signal integrity, without any perceivable latency or image artefacts from transmission-related compression.

The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to leverage the HD-SDI (High-Definition Serial Digital Interface) broadcast television standard as the basis for the HDcctv Specification. HDcctv includes a variety of enhancements to HD-SDI that are vital to surveillance, including bi-directional audio and data, up-the-cable power, and Long Reach Mode for 300m transmission over conventional RG-59 cable.

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