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Belden introduces new railway approved data cable

15 September 2010

Belden, the leading supplier of high quality and innovative signal transmission solutions, has added a highly flexible, high performance Ethernet data cable for mission critical railway and mass transit applications to its comprehensive range of cables and connectors, rugged Ethernet switches, routers and firewalls - all harmonized to work seamlessly together.

Belden has introduced a new data cable specifically for use in railway and mass transportation applications. Belden® BE43769 is a halogen-free Cat 5e Ethernet cable that meets the highest railway industry standards. This highly specialized data cable reliably delivers real time information for operators and passengers, on-board as well as in terminals and control rooms.

New Belden BE43769 data cables have excellent mechanical resistance and a small bending radius for optimal installation within limited space applications. They can be operated in temperatures ranging between -40°C and +90°C in a variety of applications. Signal integrity is assured through high screen coverage in combination with Belden's Beldfoil® technology. Installation is easy thanks to fast-connect and simple termination. The cables are fully compatible with M12 connectors for field installable or pre-moulded cable assemblies.

Delivering uncompromising traffic safety as well as the highest availability, Belden railway cable BE43769 is a reliable solution for Ethernet based connectivity, signal transmission, monitoring, recording and control in on-board communications applications.

The new cable is particularly suited for ethernet based connectivity, in a wide range of applications from passenger information and entertainment to security, surveillance and operational train controls, as well as fare collection and ticket validation, location-based services (LBS) and/or any required combination of data, voice, video-streaming, conferencing and monitoring, tracking, intercom and system control on one single network.

Meeting international railway standards
Belden BE43769 data cables are designed and manufactured in accordance with the following international railway standards:

* EN 50155:2007: Railway applications

* CEN/TS 45545-2:2009: Fire protection on railway vehicles

* DIN 5510-2: Preventive fire protection in railway vehicles

* ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition

* EN50155
- Class TX (-40°C +85°C)

* CEN/TS 45545-2
- Class R14
- IEC 60332-1-2
- EN 50305:2002 par. 9.1.1
- EN 61034-2
- NF-X 70-100-1 & 2

* DIN5510-2
- Protection Level 1 - 4
- IEC 60332-1-2
- IEC 50266-2-5 cat D

* ISO/IEC 11801
- Class D (Cat 5e)


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