There Are So Many Cable Choices!

I swear, I can empathize that Belden doesn’t make it easy for you to choose a cable for a specific application. A week doesn’t go by that someone isn’t complaining to me that we have too many choices. I tell most people that we make “6,000 different kinds of wire and cable”. What’s the actual number? I don’t really know, and I don’t know if anyone knows. As the introduction of new technologies speeds up, we bring out more and more new products, so that “total” is a moving target.


It’s no wonder that often, when I suggest a cable to a customer, they get angry. You see, this cable may have been in our catalog for 20 years and they didn’t know about it. They’ve been struggling with some old cable from the Dark Ages, wishing there was a better way, and it has been sitting there waiting for them. I would be angry too. Read more »

Talking about cable technologies

In June, my colleague Steve Lampen gave a number
of successful presentations in Scandinavia and the Middle East. As he explains
to Broadcast Pro Middle East, he concentrates on cable technologies for 4K, 3G
video and Ethernet AVB in his talks

The various audiences were very impressed and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the latest trends in the broadcast market.  Read more »

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