Booth SL206 / Las Vegas Convention Center / Las Vegas, NV / April 13-16

Featured Products

OX-Frame Reel

OX-Frame reels have become familiar sights wherever fiber optic cables are used for remote events and high profile sports broadcasts. Built with a lightweight, yet rugged aluminum drum design, these reels are an ideal solution even in the most demanding environments. OX-Frame Reels are stackable and are available in multiple sizes for storing the desired length of cable. Ask about Belden SMPTE hybrid and tactical fiber assemblies on OX-Frame Reels.

Custom Broadcast Assemblies

Belden now offers a wide range of hand-terminated SMPTE hybrid, tactical fiber, coax, triax, or audio cable assemblies. Assemblies are built to length, may be custom-configured, and are terminated with your choice of industry-leading connector brands. Before leaving our US-based facility, assemblies are rigorously tested, and test reports verifying performance accompany each shipment.

New SMPTE Hybrid Cable Series

As the demand for SMPTE hybrids has become more application-specific, Belden has kept up with changing needs by offering a variety of SMPTE 311-compliant cable and assemblies that are engineered to meet the needs of different environments and challenges. Belden’s SMPTE line extends far beyond an industry standard hybrid in riser, plenum, and waterblocked. Today, Belden also provides a solution for studio use, where the cable is designed specifically not to get caught under camera skirts during production. A 3-channel version addresses the need for multiple camera runs in a stadium. Other varieties include a harsh environment cable, a power breakout cable, and more.

MaxiBend Tactical Fiber

MaxiBend Tactical Fiber cables are designed and constructed to facilitate fast, easy field deployment and to withstand the abuse from the harshest environments. Designed to military standards, these tight buffered cables are constructed for superior bend resilience, reliability, and resistance to abrasion, crushing, or chemicals. TAC Fiber is available from Belden in bulk cable, finished cable assemblies, or on our OX-Frame Reels.

Single Link 4K Coax

This year marks the 20 year anniversary of the introduction of 1694A at NAB in 1995. Over the past decade, 1694A has met and exceeded the requirements of SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI. Today, as technology moves to higher resolution and higher bandwidth technology, Belden stands by this flagship product for 4K/UHD transmission over single link coax. Stop by booth SL206 for more information.


Presentation Schedule

"Workflow in the All-IP Facility"

Presented by Chuck Meyer, chief technology officer of production, Grass Valley; Saturday, April 11, at 3:40 p.m. in the South Hall meeting room S219. As IP/IT moves deeper into broadcast studios and facilities, understanding the relationship between time and video production requirements is essential. Broadcasters should consider live production, playout and editing workflows—and their time requirements—to target, analyze and determine appropriate technology. Multiformat, multiscreen and multidistribution systems present several challenges to broadcast engineers. Picking the correct technology is essential, and attendees will learn how to provide the best financial performance for content creation and distribution.

"Using SDN to Manage IP Infrastructure in a Broadcast Environment"

Presented by Mark Hilton, vice president of infrastructure products, Grass Valley; Saturday, April 11, at 4:10 p.m. in the South Hall meeting room S219. Software-defined networking (SDN) is causing a revolution in the IP industry. How can it benefit the broadcast industry? Attendees will explore the promise and limitations of an SDN-controlled infrastructure, whether it is traditional SDI or IP-based components. Interoperability, state-of-the-industry standards, open-source software and a practical approach to leverage this and other IT-centric technologies will be discussed with the goal of providing a prudent roadmap for today's broadcaster.

Interconnecting the All-IP Facility: The Physical Layer

Join Belden on Saturday, April 11 at 5:10 PM in room S219 as Steve Lampen presents. Are we heading for an all-IP infrastructure? Sure looks that way! Or, at least, that's one of your major options in the Station of Tomorrow. Then you'd better know how to put this stuff in, how to maximize the performance of the twisted pairs, fiber optics, wireless and other new technologies you will install. And, as bandwidth increases and critical quarter-wavelengths get shorter and shorter, there's no question that lack of experience will be a major contributor to network failure. This presentation will give you a view from the top of the icebergs you are heading for and how to guide yourself around them.

"Shifting Media Economics: Impact on Strategy, Finance, and Technology"

Panel will be held during the Broadcast Management Conference (BMC) on Sunday, April 12, at 2:40 p.m. in the North Hall meeting room N235. The traditional economic model that has supported the broadcast and media industry for over 50 years is in a period of dynamic change. As a result, business models of media companies have changed dramatically. John Stroup, chief executive officer, Belden Inc., will join a panel of senior executives to discuss the factors driving purchase decisions, the realities of the market due to technological advances and how to respond to new business requirements.

"SDN: Is that a Router Control System?"

Presented by Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager, infrastructure, monitoring and control, Grass Valley; Tuesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in the South Hall meeting room S227. As IP technology rapidly approaches broadcast production facilities, there will be a shift towards SDN and network function virtualization (NFV). Attendees will learn what these terms mean and how vendors are using them to mitigate issues of control, especially the challenges and options they bring to the table. Common questions and issues that arise when considering IP will be discussed such as latency, bandwidth management, quality of service (QoS), service level agreements (SLA) and general control issues.

"4K and IP Converge"

Presented by Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager, infrastructure, monitoring and control, Grass Valley; Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the South Hall meeting room S227. As 4K and IP evolve and improve over time, their trajectories are bound to converge, especially within the broadcast arena. Since 4K can only be handled effectively within an IP domain, attendees will learn the driving factors, impacts and broadcaster benefits. Questions will include, "How can you take your facility from SD/HD/SDI to support 4K and IP, with the equipment you have today, and what are the options going forward?"

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