Cables That Communicate
Unshielded and Shielded Twisted Pair cables are typically used for data transmission. To help achieve optimum network performance, Belden® has built reliability into each cable it produces. The result is a comprehensive, unfailing line of cables that fulfill the requirements of a specific application and/ or the applicable TIA /EIA Category requirement. Belden has become the international byword for premium quality, performance and reliability, an accolade for excellence earned through decades of dedication to meeting the highest industry standards. Our objective is to provide our customers with superior solutions for their cabling requirements. Accordingly,
all our solutions are based on, performance, innovation and reliability.
The Belden Networking cabling portfolio caters for all current protocols, and are backwardly compatible. Our cables exceed the industry standards, including TIA / EIA, ISO /IEC and EN (BSI) standards. There is a wide range of constructions available, including:
- Category 5e, 6, 6a, 7
- Unshielded (U/UTP)
- Shielded – F/ UTP: Foil Twisted Pair Construction – SF/UTP: Braid and Foil Twisted Pair – S/ FTP: Braid over individually Foil Twisted Pairs
The Networking Cables are available in the following sheath types:
- PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride
- LSNH: Low Smoke Non Halogen
- PE: Polyethylene
- CMR: Riser Rated PVC
- CMP: Plenum Rated
- Ethernet – 10/100/1000/10G-Base Tx
- IP: Internet Protocol
- VOIP: Voice Over IP
- PoE: Power over Ethernet
- BAS: Building Automation Services
- Automation processes
Belden's breakthrough Bonded-Pair cables are the result of a patented design that bonds the individual insulated conductors together along their longitudinal axes. This unique physical characteristic results in uniform conductor-to-conductor spacing – a key aspect in consistent electrical performance. Even when a Bonded-Pair cable is subjected to everyday installation stresses such as bending, coiling and pulling, its conductor-to-conductor spacing remains stable.
A Category 5e cable that yields 5e performance on the reel, but provides only Category 5 performance after being installed, is of little value. Since Belden Bonded-Pair cables are more resistant to the adverse effects of the installation /termination process, they are able to achieve Installable Performance – or they achieve the same high level of performance after installation.
Paired cables allow balanced signal transmission, which results in lower crosstalk through common mode rejection. Due to the improved noise immunity of twisted pairs, they generally permit higher data speeds than multi-conductor cables.