Belden Brilliance® Catsnake™ Heavy Duty Cat 5e UTP Cables are Field-Deployable, Offer Portable Performance—Indoors or Out

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Rugged, flexible CatSnake UTP cables provide professional quality audio/video performance, are ideal for use in outdoor venues and in broadcast truck applications, as well portable studio use.

Belden CDT Electronics Division, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., and a world leader in the development of specialty cable products for A/V, broadcast and entertainment applications, introduces Brilliance® CatSnake™ tactical field-deployable Category 5e audio/video cables designed for use in patching Ethernet or other Cat 5e digital audio/video formats. The new Cat 5e UTP cables are AES/EBU-compliant and feature an extremely rugged construction, utilizing Belden's patented Bonded-Pair design, which makes them ideal for indoor broadcast applications in high traffic areas, as well as tactical, field-deployable for use out-of-doors and in broadcast truck applications.

Brilliance CatSnake UTP cables – Product Nos. 1304A and 1305A – feature Bonded-Pair unshielded twisted pairs (UTPs) with 24 AWG stranded bare copper conductors and polyolefin insulation. To further ensure the durability, portability and re-useability of CatSnake UTP cables, Belden has a heavy jacket wall version for medium duty use (Product No. 1304A) or an upjacketed version for the harshest heavy duty applications (Product No. 1305A). And, to increase their flexibility, the cables offer stranded (7x32) conductors and matte-finished Belflex® jackets. Both cables pass the -40°C Cold Bend test per UL 1381.

Bonded-Pair UTP Design Delivers Superior Installable Performance®

The consistency of any UTP cable can determine its transmission distance. Physical characteristics such as the cable's conductor-to-conductor relationship along the full length of the cable can affect how far a signal can be carried at a given frequency without excessive attenuation due to return loss. CatSnake UTP Cat 5e Audio cables maintain their impedance and superior Return Loss performance when flexed and handled in rugged environments because Belden's patented Bonded-Pair design bonds the insulated conductors together, thus maintaining consistent conductor-to-conductor spacing along the entire longitudinal axis, with no gaps to create impedance changes. Belden calls this reliable after-installation performance Installable and Portable Performance.

For more information about Belden Brilliance CatSnake Category 5e UTP Audio Cables, please contact Belden CDT Electronics Division, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375 or call 1-800-BELDEN-4 to request New Product Bulletin NP228. FAX: 765-983-5294. Or visit the Web site:

About Belden CDT Electronics Division

Belden CDT Electronics Division, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cable products for the entertainment, residential, industrial and security markets. It also provides highly engineered products for the aerospace and automotive markets. Belden CDT Electronics Division is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana, and has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands. A majority of Belden's manufacturing, engineering and support functions are registered to the International Organization for Standardization.

Belden CDT Inc., formed in July 2004 through the merger of Belden Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corp., is one of the largest U.S.-based manufacturers of high-speed electronic cables and focuses on products for the specialty electronics and data networking markets, including connectivity.

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Frank Stone

Belden CDT Electronics Division


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