September 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
RICHMOND, IN — Demonstrating full rate performance for HDMI 1.3 at distances up to 100m, Belden’s planned HD5000 Series of HDMI all-copper cables will utilize Gennum Corporation’s new multimedia connectivity solution. These will deliver the highest performance, longest reach HDMI/DVI multimedia interface currently available to the consumer market.

Gennum’s solution has been selected by Belden, a leading manufacturer of cable solutions, for incorporation into its HD5000 Series HDMI cables. The combination of Gennum’s connectivity solution and Belden’s cable manufacturing expertise promises to deliver products that will deliver guaranteed HDMI cable performance and provide consumers with the confidence that various multimedia products will connect and stream content at the highest specifications.

The product offering from Belden will enable full rate (10.2 Gb/s) consumer multimedia connectivity over extended distances at prices competitive with existing solutions. This unprecedented capability will be showcased at this week’s CEDIA EXPO 2007, being held in Denver, Colorado.

“Gennum’s solution will allow us to give buyers a unique option when buying HDMI cables for business, industrial and residential multimedia applications,” said Marc Stringer, Market Manager for Belden AV Products. “Currently customers buy HDMI cables based mostly on price and just assume their performance is the same. However, as consumers upgrade their products to HD DVD and use the new HDMI 1.3 interface they find many cables cannot support the full rates used in these HD applications. They also find that the longer a cable is, the worse its performance.

The Gennum solution addresses this issue by providing the full bandwidth requirement of HDMI 1.3 at distances up to 100m with a single active integrated cable solution.”

“Gennum’s solution brings a new capability to multimedia connectivity and reflects our focus on delivering high-performance mixed signal and analog solutions that serve the consumer market,” said Martin Rofheart, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Analog and Mixed Signal Division for Gennum. “Achieving HDMI 1.3 at distances up to 100 meters, Belden’s HD5000 Series highlights the impressive capabilities of our technology and brings an unprecedented offering for business, industrial and residential multimedia applications. Ensuring the highest performance user experience for HDMI, irrespective of the distance between multimedia devices, the CEDIA demonstration from Belden and Gennum showcases the tremendous possibilities for high-performance multimedia connectivity.”

Leveraging SDI Technology Leadership

Gennum leveraged its Emmy® award winning SDI technology and more than 16 years of experience as a market leader in delivering studio quality HD signals over long distances to create its multimedia connectivity solution. The new product supports the full suite of HDMI 1.3 features and functions including High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) for secure content protection. It is also fully compatible with single and dual-link DVI interfaces enabling a broad range of multimedia interface solutions to be realized.

For more information contact Belden, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, or call 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit the Web site:

About Belden

Belden is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of signal transmission solutions for data networking and a wide range of specialty electronics markets including entertainment, industrial, building management and aerospace applications. Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia and Europe as well as 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.

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