St. Louis, Missouri – April 3, 2018 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces that it has approved MSolutions’ hand-held tester, MS-TestPro, as one of the first authorized devices for testing Belden’s new 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Media Cables, 2183P (plenum) and 2183R (riser).
Certified PartnerAlliance AV Integrators who install Belden HDBaseT Systems can measure system performance with MS-TestPro’s Cable Certification Report. Passing test results enable integrators to apply for an extended 25-year component warranty and a Lifetime Application Assurance Program.
A new cable testing profile on the MS-TestPro for Belden 4K UHD Media Cables immediately provides installers with all the information they need to measure and assess cable performance in the field, ensuring the complete integrity of HDBaseT installations.
Using the MS-TestPro, installers can generate Cable Certification Reports that document link status and serve as quality validation for Belden’s PartnerAlliance HDBaseT Warranty. According to MSolutions, by following a simple process that takes only a few seconds, any installer can collect the testing data in the field from local and remote modules, and store it in the MS-TestPro’s memory or download it to a device.
“Belden’s innovative PartnerAlliance HDBaseT Warranty and training help enterprises futureproof their infrastructure, with complete assurance that a Belden cabling system installed and tested by a PartnerAlliance AV Integrator will support today’s HDBaseT applications and tomorrow’s advancements to 4K,” says Elizabeth Stephan, director of sales and channel, broadcast and AV for Belden.
Belden’s 4K UHD Media Cables are specifically designed to deliver 4K content over HDBaseT up to 100 m, support HDBaseT 5Play™* and carry the UL 4299 Power Over HDBaseT (PoH) certification, all in a small, flexible design.
“Belden’s 4K UHD Media Cables, 2183P and 2183R, are of superb quality, designed with parameters that optimize transmission on the HDBaseT link,” says Ariel Marcus, MSolutions’ cofounder and CTO. “In a series of tests conducted using the MS-TestPro, Belden’s 4K UHD Media Cables combined with its REVConnect Connectivity System demonstrated exceptional performance in handling signal interference. As a result, the 4K UHD Media Cables increase the overhead of HDBaseT link stability between transmitter and receiver, allowing the HDBaseT receiver to recover data in worst-case conditions without dropping the video or going through an HDBaseT link drop.”
“We are very proud to play an integral part in Belden’s HDBaseT cable technology breakthrough,” says Eliran Toren, MSolutions’ cofounder and CEO. “The MS-TestPro is part of all Belden HDBaseT training classes, allowing technicians to receive personal, hands-on training in its use.” Belden’s PartnerAlliance HDBaseT Warranty and related training has launched in the United States, Canada and Latin America with plans to expand globally.
Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.
MSolutions, a design house for the audio/video (AV) industry, has been directly involved in HDBaseT development, support and sales since the standard was introduced in 2010. The MS-TestPro is a hand-held, affordable HDBaseT tester, making it a valuable tool for HDBaseT installers. The MS-TestPro is an award-winning testing tool, that recently won a series of awards during ISE 2018: The Best of Show award by Installation magazine, the Top New Technology (TNT award) by CEPro magazine and The BEST of ISE by rAVe magazine. During the past year, the company won CEPro BEST Award in the category of “Tools, Testing and Calibration Products” at CEDIA 2017 as well as rAVe magazine’s “Best of InfoComm 2017,” awarded in the category of “Best In-Field Integrator Product.” For more information, visit us at www.m4sol.com; follow us on Twitter @m4sols.
*HDBaseT and 5Play are a registered Trademarks of HDBaseT Alliance