Belden to Demonstrate Their Industry-Leading Portfolio at NAB 2012

  Belden to Demonstrate Their Industry-Leading Portfolio at NAB 2012

2012 NAB Show Booth C8925

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- April 13, 2012

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC)is a global leader in signal transmission solutions
for mission-critical applications, with a leadership position in the Broadcast
and AV industry. Belden brings together their industry-leading portfolio of
cable and connectors and their various product brands including Telecast Fiber
Systems and Hirschmann, to provide complete end-to-end solutions to the
Broadcast and Professional AV markets. Belden stands alone as industry
professionals to turn to: One Enterprise. One Infrastructure. One Partner.

Belden offers an integrated package of audio, video and data transport systems
over copper and fiber; answering the needs of our customers now and as they
migrate further into IP Solutions in the future.

This unparalleled leadership will be strongly evidenced throughout the
upcoming NAB Convention on April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in
booth C8925. Belden’s exhibit will feature new products and leading-edge
technology for broadcast applications, including:

  *Telecast Fiber Systems

       *TR6442i ‘CommLink’ Fiber Optic Intercom Link and Converter is a
         patent-pending fiber-optic transceiver system designed to carry two
         intercom channels over a single strand of fiber across distances over
       *Cobra 2DT Fiber Optic Interface for New Sony Digital HD Triax Camera
         is the first fiber optic solution that permits extension of the
         industry’s new digital triax-based camera chains using simple,
         inexpensive fiber optic cable.
       *Terrapin was designed for those customers that need something more
         than just media conversion. It is a hand-held device that allows the
         user to “direct” video traffic via optical or electrical input and
         allow those paths to either be distributed up to six inputs on the
         electrical side or be used as a re-clocking and optical regeneration
       *Thor DA Throwdown HDMI Distribution Amplifier allows one digital
         video source to be split into multiple digital displays.
       *THOR DE Throwdown DVI and Audio Extender is a DVI and audio extender
         over two fibers (singlemode or multimode) that is capable of driving
         an uncompressed WUXGA 60Hz DVI signal up to 2km (single-mode) or 500m
       *THOR MR 8X8 HDMI & DVI Matrix Routers enables our customers to make
         cross-switches between up to eight DVI or HDMI sources
         (computer/servers) and eight displays which are located away from the
         main sources.
       *Thor DE Modular DVI Extender is the newest member of Telecast’s Thor
         family of fiber optic extenders for broadcasting, government and
         professional AV applications. The Thor DE is an optical DVI extender
         consisting of transmitter and receiver modules, each with one SC
         connector and a 24-pin DVI-D converter.


       *Hirschmann’s new prototype AVB switch is designed to meet the new
         Ethernet standard IEEE 802.1BA-2011, specifically aimed at
         broadcasters and other audio and video professionals. It features
         ultra-low latency (2 ms max through seven hops) and timed bit
         streams, where a grand master clock in the switch will align any
         number of audio channels with nanosecond accuracy.

  *Brilliance Broadcast Cables

       *Belden 1776 is now the best choice of microphone cable for
         applications where constant abuse and rough handling occur. It is the
         strongest microphone cable Belden has ever made and is an ideal
         product for rock bands and rental houses. To demonstrate its
         strength, Belden will hold a daily contest where show attendees can
         guess the maximum weight the cable can withstand. The cable will be
         suspended from the ceiling, and at noon weights will be added until
         the cable stops working. Stop by booth C8925 to submit your guess.
       *Belden 2221 is a miniature 10-pair mic/patch cable which is digital
         (110 ohms) and analog (13 pF/ft.) Designed to weigh less and take up
         less space in a rack, this product not only fits bantam or TT plugs
         but also miniature balanced audio connectors from Switchcraft,
         Neutrik, Lemo and others.
       *Belden Class 1 Speaker Cables were developed to support high power
         audio amplifiers over 1,000 watts (1 kW), while maintaining installer
         safety. At this level of power, the speaker output could now kill you
         so UL requires wiring to meet a higher safety rating. The new line
         will range from 6 to 14 gauge. Samples of 8808, the 8 gauge product
         will be available at the show.
       *Belden Analog Audio Snake Cables are now available in plenum, Banana
         Peel, and waterblocked constructions. These cables range from 1-pair
         to 12-pair. The Banana Peel series leverages Belden’s patent pending
         technology to reduce effort and time required for installation. The
         waterblocked version is suitable for direct-burial and outdoor
         applications requiring a rugged construction.


       *HD Brilliance BNC additions. Adding to the current line of RG6, 59,
         and mini connectors, we will be displaying samples of plenum 59 & 6
         as well as the new one piece RG7.
       *Watertight RG6 HD BNC and BNC terminator. The connector is based on
         the locking version, but has been modified to produce a watertight
         seal when connected to a female port, spliced, or terminated with our
         new terminator.


       *Prototype Double Bubble compression tool. Letting customer needs be
         our guide we are inviting feedback from those who try out the
         prototype before we put the final touches on this new tool.
       *BNC insertion/removal tools. These have been redesigned to provide
         better access to all types of racks and ports (including racks with
         offset port lengths). We will also have a two headed version for the
         locking connectors.

About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable,
connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial
automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer
electronics. It has approximately 6,800 employees, and provides value for
industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and
broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer
electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in
North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in
nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a
leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry.
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Belden Inc.
Alison McCreath, 514-822-7579
Marketing Communications
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