Shipboard Cables are ABS approved and ROHS compliant.

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Brilliance Shipboard line is comprised of Belden Brilliance DataTwist and Classic Design cables that have low smoke, zero halogen jackets and selection of all-dielectric fiber optic cables. Compliant with IEEE 45 and IEC 60092-376, cables suit audio, video, security, networking, and control applications on marine installations.

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Belden Brillance Shipboard Cables Deliver High-End Performance; Full Line is ABS Approved, ROHS Compliant

RICHMOND, IN - Belden CDT Electronics Division, a world leader in the development of specialty cable products for the industrial, commercial, broadcast and residential markets, recently unveiled its full line of Brilliance Shipboard cables for audio, video, security, networking and control applications. The new Shipboard cables provide easy installation using standard connectors and established installation techniques, and carry Belden's exclusive 10-Year Warranty.

The new line is comprised of top-performing Belden Brilliance DataTwist and Classic Design cables that have low smoke, zero halogen jackets. The series also includes a selection of all-dielectric fiber optic cables. Using these components, commercial and private owners can configure a fully certified cabling system that provides top quality performance in a variety of shipboard applications. The cables fully comply with all applicable industry standards (IEEE 45 and applicable sections of IEC 60092-376 for low smoke and zero halogen), and are designed and manufactured in compliance with the European Union RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC, 27-Jan-2003) to meet global environmental standards.

Even more important, Belden is currently the only cable manufacturer to offer a complete line of cables approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for use in demanding marine applications. The ABS is the leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. With ABS approval, no additional special approvals or insurance company exceptions are required for Belden Shipboard cable system installations.

For more information about Belden Shipboard Cables, contact Belden CDT Electronics Division, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, or call 1-800-BELDEN-4 to request New Product Bulletin NP222. FAX: 765-983-5294. Or visit the Web site:

About Belden CDT Electronics Division

Belden CDT Electronics Division, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cable products for the entertainment, residential, industrial and security markets. It also provides highly engineered products for both the aerospace and automotive markets. Belden CDT Electronics Division is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana, it has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and 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 CDT Inc., formed in July 2004 through the merger of Belden Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corp., is one of the largest U.S.-based manufacturers of high-speed electronic cables and focuses on products for the specialty electronics and data networking markets, including connectivity.

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