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Hybrid copper-fiber brings power and data from Belden

DC Power and fiber data in one sleeve

St. Louis, Missouri – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces its new FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables, which safely transmit up to 200W of low-voltage power and data over long distances (up to 1000 m) to remote locations where standard power is unavailable or too costly to install and Power over Ethernet (PoE) is unable to reach.

FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables allow end-users to take advantage of the benefits of DC power and fiber in just one cable. This hybrid technology offers installation and labor savings by requiring only a single cable pull. Hybrid cable construction also reduces the number of cables installers need to stock; inventory can be decreased by stocking and managing only one cable vs. two (power and data).

These cables contain fiber strands that meet the data demands driven by technology advances in commercial applications. Fiber strands are paired with copper conductors to provide necessary power in these applications – all under one cable jacket. The cables are designed for use in indoor and indoor/outdoor (plenum and riser) applications.

Easy to order using Belden’s SmartPart Numbers, customers can tailor FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables according to specific fiber construction, conductor, fiber strand, color and/or length requirements.

“Demand for real-time data analysis and on-demand content has caused an explosion of IoT and wireless devices,” says Brent Kiernan, global business leader for fiber system products at Belden. “Often times, these devices aren’t located near a local power source, which drives the need for remote power that can reach beyond the 100 m capabilities of Power over Ethernet. Running fiber allows for longer distances while maintaining Ethernet compliance for devices like cameras, sensors and wireless access points.”

Resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence requires a universal approach for enterprise environments. Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take this universal approach. 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.

For more information about Belden’s FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables, visit www.belden.com.  

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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