SC Multimode Connectors terminate 900 micron fiber.

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Enabling terminations in less than 5 sec without termination tools, FiberExpress Brilliance Field-Installable Connectors feature built-in activator that performs fiber splicing and crimping action. Units support high-speed optical fiber networks including 10G Ethernet as well as future 40G/100G networks. Able to withstand temperatures from -40 to +75°C, connectors can serve as backbone, horizontal, or fiber-to-the-desk components in any commercial building, government agency, or data center.

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Belden® FiberExpress® Brilliance® Field-Installable Connectors Adds a New Member to the Family

ST. LOUIS, -- Belden (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces the addition of FiberExpress Brilliance Field-Installable SC Multimode Connectors for 900 micron fiber termination. This latest version of the Brilliance Connector was launched at the BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The SC Multimode connectors will be available for order during the week of October 4, 2010. Before the end of the year, APC and jacketed versions will also be introduced.

The fiber optic connectors are brilliant in design and implementation, enabling fast, full-proof and easy termination of a fiber. In fact, terminations can typically be made in less than five (5) seconds, with no termination tools required - a performance still unmatched by any other product in the marketplace today.

Facilitate Fast, Easy Termination of Fibers

The simple, yet sophisticated, design of the new FiberExpress Brilliance Connector enables contractors to terminate a tight buffered fiber in just three simple steps:

-- Insert the fiber into the connector

-- Using the index finger, slide the connector's switch-like activator toward the fiber to be terminated to bring about the splice/crimp

-- Slide the boot on the connector body - and it's done!

This fiber installation procedure is accomplished without using any specific or proprietary installation tools. The built-in activator performs the fiber splicing and crimping action within the connector, thus reducing the number of steps involved by 50% (as compared with most field-installable connectors).

Brilliance Field-Installable Connectors can be used for loose tube fiber installations, with the addition of a break-out kit, so installers can achieve the same reliability and improved fiber yields as with tight buffered terminations. Brilliance Connectors are also built to withstand a wider range of temperatures (-40 degrees to +75 degrees C) than traditional fiber connectors.

Belden's FiberExpress Solutions Meet Growing Market Demand

Belden continues to expand its FiberExpress solutions to meet the growing demand for reliable, high-performance optical networking products. Belden's optical fiber solutions include a full range of cables, connectivity hardware, patch cords, cable assemblies, connectors and work area outlets - all of which comprise Belden's Total Enterprise Networks(TM) (TENs) end-to-end fiber/copper solutions approach.

Belden's new FiberExpress Brilliance Connectors fit perfectly into the integrated TENs paradigm. The connector can be used as a backbone, horizontal, or fiber-to-the-desk (FTTD) component in any commercial building, government agency or Data Center. It is ideal for use in the field connectorization of high-speed optical fiber networks such as 10G Ethernet, as well as the more challenging 40G/100G networks of the future. Its use with Belden's FiberExpress Ultra Patch Panel - an ultra-high density, flexible and easy-to-install patch panel system - guarantees optimal performance and reliability, along with labor savings and ease of use.

Belden FiberExpress Brilliance Field-Installable Connectors and Kits will be highlighted at the 2010 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, September 12-15, 2010.

For more information, request New Product Bulletin #308. Contact Belden at P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit our Web site:

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden is a leader in end-to-end cable, connectivity and networking solutions that enable organizations to effectively deliver essential products and services in the world's most demanding environments. It has approximately 6,600 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities throughout North America and Europe and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit


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