Belden is a leading manufacturer and innovator for telecommunications systems, and has been for decades. One of the best examples of this can be seen from their pioneering of bonded pair cabling - effectively increasing any cables signal durability, ease of use and reducing both alien cross talk and overall system installation times. This is an acheivement which has had huge implications from end-user applications, like patch cords and connectivity systems, to industrial infrastructure such as data center cabling drops or even larger, longer cable hauls.
In a recent series of contractor studies, Belden uncovered a lot of interesting information about bonded cable and patch cords in comparison to their un-bonded cousins. This contractor/installer survey is full of a surprising amount of statistics which heavily support the use of bonded cable and patch cords, for installation efficiency, attenuation quality, the resistance to alien cross talk and much more. One such comparison is included below on return loss margin - in which Belden's bonded pair patch cords outperform the competition by at least 4 dB on every test, and going well over a 10 dB difference on others!
The major difference between bonded and non-bonded cable comes from difference in distance between the two copper strands. If there are many different fluctuations throughout a run of cable, then the pair's electrical performance will suffer. Bend radii, cable drops, high tension runs, large quantities of cable being installed - these and other reasons are among the many answers as to why and how twisted pair non-bonded cables can become pulled loose from each other and impact your network quality. Bonded pair cabling can be manipulated without causing these performance robbing gaps in cabling, and maintain the high level of electrical performance that tests on reels and on paper to a much better degree.
Belden has also released an additional resource for those that may be interested in bonded pair cable - a capabilities bulletin based entirely upon their bonded pair technology. Learn about how and where you can apply this superior cabling technology to increase your facilities performance and cut down on installation costs.
You can learn more about the bonded-pair advantage over at the Belden blog, below:
For more information about bonded pair cable, how Belden's datacom solutions could benefit your facility, or other telecommunications and data center related questions, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today!