Keypad/Control and Siamese Cables are UL-verified.

Press Release Summary:

HomeChoice(TM) Keypad/Control cables interface with touch panel controls, cable distribution boxes, and various automated systems/devices. Offered in 4 varieties, cables are verified to category 5e or 5, and offer four 14, 16, or 18 AWG connectors, depending on cable type. Siamese cables are also verified to category 5e or 5 and consist of verified cable plus Series 6 Duobond Plus® coax or Series 6 Duobond® IV Quad Shield coax. All cables have green, flame-retardant PVC jackets.

Original Press Release:

Belden® Expands Homechoice(TM) Line to Include UL-Verified Keypad/Control & Siamese Composite Cables

RICHMOND, IN. -Belden Electronics Division, a worldwide leader in the development of wire and cable products for a wide range of home automation, communications, entertainment, industrial and network applications, announces the addition of Keypad/Control and Siamese composite cables to the HomeChoice(TM) product line. These composite cables are UL-verified to meet Category 5e or Category 5 requirements when installed in accordance with TIA/EIA-570-A (Residential Telecommunications Cabling Standard). By bundling high performance voice, data and video cables into a single composite cable, cabling guesswork is eliminated for "Intelligent Home" and "Smart" office/commercial installations - plus these cables offer installation simplicity.

Belden HomeChoice Keypad/Control Cables are designed to interface with all major touch panel control brands and cable distribution boxes and a variety of automated systems and devices such as home theatre/entertainment systems, computer networks, lighting, window and security systems. The four new high-performance, high-reliability Keypad/Control cables include:

o Belden 7949A UL verified to Cat 5e, consisting of one Cat 5e cable plus four 16 AWG conductors.

o Belden 7950A UL verified to Cat 5, consisting of one Cat 5 cable plus four 16 AWG conductors.

o Belden 7951A UL verified to Cat 5, consisting of one Cat 5 cable plus four 18 AWG conductors.

o Belden 7952A UL verified to Cat 5, consisting of one Cat 5 cable plus four 14 AWG conductors in a Siamese design.

Belden HomeChoice Composite cables also provide high-end performance and signal integrity. Additionally, these cables offer particular value by utilizing a unique, simplified jacketing construction. The new Siamese cables include:

o Belden 7911A UL verified to Cat 5e, consisting of one Cat 5e cable plus one Series 6 Duobond Plus® coax.

o Belden 7912A UL verified to Cat 5, consisting of one Cat 5 cable plus one Series 6 Duobond® IV Quad Shield coax.

Some of Belden's networking cables feature a unique and patented bonded-pair design that yields a number of performance advantages over standard UTP cable -- including the ability to operate at high frequencies with exceptional performance characteristics relative to attenuation, power sum NEXT, ACR headroom, and return loss. Unbonded-pair designs are also available in the HomeChoice product line.

All Belden HomeChoice Keypad and Siamese cables feature green flame-retardant PVC jackets, the jackets are sequentially marked to eliminate guesswork and waste during installation, and a ripcord is included under the jacket to make removal quick and easy. The new cabling is available on 1000- and 500-ft. reels, plus all HomeChoice cables feature a 10-year warranty.

Other custom configurations are available upon request.

For more information on Belden's new expanded line of HomeChoice Keypad and Siamese cables, or any other product, contact Belden Electronics Division, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana, 47375, or call 1-800-BELDEN-4. FAX: 765-983-5294. Or visit the Web site at

About Belden

Belden Electronics Division, a unit of Belden Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of specialty wire and cable products for the electronics and electrical markets. Belden Electronics Division is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana. Belden has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary, with 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 has been recognized as one of Forbes Platinum 400 Best Big Companies in 2002.

Belden Electronics Division is an active member of the following associations: Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).


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