RICHMOND, Ind., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Belden (NYSE: BDC), the world's largest manufacturer of professional video cable, has joined the HDcctv Alliance to enhance their position in the evolution of video surveillance camera connection technology. HDcctv Alliance® is the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv equipment interoperability.
"Belden is the leader in supplying the worldwide demand for CCTV cabling, and we are delighted they have chosen to participate in crafting the HDcctv standard," said Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director. "With plans to provide for direct transmission over media such as Category cable and optical fiber in future versions of the HDcctv standard, the Alliance looks forward to significant contributions from Belden."
"Belden continues to be at the forefront of video technology," said Josh Dixon, Belden vertical market manager, safety and security. "We joined the HDcctv Alliance because we recognize both the value of HDcctv in the video surveillance market and the importance of having interoperability standards. Delivering high-resolution video images, this new camera connection technology allows for higher performing systems, with a lower installation learning curve and a much lower cost of entry."
HDcctv surveillance cameras deliver digital high-definition video over coaxial cable. The HDcctv Alliance standards enable interoperable plug-and-play high definition (HD) security systems with the highest possible signal integrity, without any perceivable latency or image artifacts from transmission-related compression.
"In this post-9/11 world, video surveillance has expanded in every area," noted Steve Lampen, Belden multimedia technology manager. "From traffic light video and airport surveillance to casino face recognition and gaming table detail, we believe HDcctv offers dramatic improvements in video performance to a host of existing and emerging applications."
According to Lampen, all Belden CCTV coaxial cables are recommended for use in HDcctv installations. "Some of our professional cables are without equal in the industry and offer unparalleled performance in HDcctv applications," continued Lampen. "Our engineering and marketing teams are ready to apply themselves to any new product development opportunities that HDcctv offers."
The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to leverage the HD-SDI (High-Definition Serial Digital Interface) broadcast television standard as the basis for the HDcctv Specification. HDcctv includes a variety of enhancements to HD-SDI that are vital to surveillance, including bi-directional audio and data, up-the-cable power, and Long Reach Mode for 300m transmission over conventional RG-59 cable.
About HDcctv Alliance
HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages global industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv). HDcctv systems transmit digital video over various media. HDcctv includes features for security applications, while it is derived from broadcast industry standards for serialized transmission of uncompressed video over coaxial cable. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance's Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance website at www.highdefcctv.org.
St. Louis-based Belden is a leader in comprehensive cable, wireless signal, industrial networking and other transmission solutions. It has approximately 6,200 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 www.belden.com.