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Belden introduces 25 Percent Smaller Category 6A Cable

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, introduces its new small diameter Category 6A 10GXS cables. This product addresses a critical market need for a smaller, high performance cable with a simple design for emerging wireless, security and other applications.

Emerging applications such as wave 2 wireless access points and security cameras, combined with an increasing number of standards recommending Category 6A, are driving greater demand for 10G network performance. Because of this, the migration to Category 6A in the enterprise market is increasing rapidly.

Belden’s 10GXS cables give the end user simple design without compromising performance and quality, ensuring robust performance and reliable networks. 10GXS cables are the smallest TIA compliant cables in the market and have a 25 percent diameter and weight reduction over standard Category 6A cables. It also has fewer pair twists and easy tape removal designed to make terminations easier for installers. This cable also accommodates tighter spaces and workstations with its smaller bend radius leaving room for future expansion.

“Our new 10GXS cable is an ideal marriage of design and performance,” states Greg Deitz, Belden’s global data cable product line manager. “Some other small diameter Category 6A products can’t deliver standards compliant channel performance to 100 meters or are less flexible and more time-consuming to install. By delivering 100 watts of power-over-Ethernet, 10GXS is ready to power all the new devices that will be coming on the market. We expect the Belden 10GX System to be the gold standard for new 10-gig installations.”

The new cable is backwards-compatible with the entire existing range of 10GX hardware, including connectors, patch panels and patch cords.

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Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.

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. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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