RICHMOND, IN – Belden (NYSE: BDC) introduces its DataTwist 3600 Cables, a series of UTP copper cables that meet and exceed TIA/EIA requirements and offer significant headroom for Category 6 installations.
The new cables are designed to support Belden’s Category 6 IBDN System 3600, which delivers high throughput and error-free performance in high-traffic and high-bit-rate applications. The DataTwist 3600 Cables feature a smaller diameter and increased bandwidth to enable high-density installations. The cables provide extremely stable transmission characteristics, plus a Signal-to-Noise Ratio that ensures error-free performance in Local Area Networks (LANs) where noise and interference are high. The cables are a part of the Belden IBDN System 3600, which delivers 280 MHz of usable channel bandwidth while surpassing Category 6 requirements as per the TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1 standard.
Belden DataTwist 3600 Cables consist of 4 pairs of 23 AWG insulated copper conductors with a round flexible core construction. Their patented design incorporates a central spline to provide pair separation, and matched conductors on all four pairs for superior electrical performance.
Belden DataTwist 3600 Cables can be specified in either a Nonbonded-Pair design or in Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair design. Bonded-Pair cables feature an ultra-robust construction in which the individual conductors are securely bonded along their longitudinal axis to guarantee uniform spacing within each twisted pair – a key factor in maintaining superior performance and cable integrity through the stresses of installation and beyond. Greg Dietz, Belden’s Networking Cable Product Manager adds, “Belden Bonded-Pair cables can provide additional peace of mind when deployed in mission-critical data centers, networks having frequent moves, adds and changes, and networks in which electrical noise and interference are high.”
Belden DataTwist 3600 Cables are available in a wide selection of colors and in plenum or non-plenum designs. Both Bonded-Pair and Nonbonded-Pair designs offer a small diameter for higher density installation – especially valuable for cable runs inside conduit.
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