Railway Approved Data Cable For Gigabit Ethernet Networks

Belden has added a railway-approved, high performance Ethernet Gigabit data cable to its comprehensive range of cables, connectors, switches, routers and firewalls for mission critical railway and mass transit applications.

(Belden introduces new railway approved data cable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks)



The new data cable, Belden® BE43800, offers fast, reliable communications and enhanced system performance in railway, transportation and city transit systems. It is a shielded, halogen-free Cat 5e Ethernet cable that meets the highest railway industry standards.

This highly specialized data cable reliably delivers real time information for operators and passengers, on-board as well as in terminals and control rooms. It is particularly suitable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks in rolling stock onboard applications for monitoring, recording and control systems; multimedia passenger information and entertainment; and train control management systems. For safety and security, BE43800 Belden cable is approved to international railway standards.

Introducing the new cable, product manager Louise Wild said the Gigabit Ethernet data cable is highly suited for use in the rail passenger transport industry to support expanding communications networks.

"Increasingly, passengers demand improved comfort and safety on board trains. They require actual travel-related information such as arrival times, connecting points and multimedia services including internet access and infotainment. The shift to Gigabit Ethernet facilitates all these and future services. Belden has introduced new Belden BE43800 to accommodate this move."

Both BE43800 Gigabit Ethernet data cables and Belden BE43769 100 Mbps data cables have excellent mechanical resistance and a small bending radius for optimal installation within limited space applications. They can be used in temperatures ranging between -40° and +90°C in a variety of applications.

Signal integrity is assured through high screen coverage in combination with Belden’s Beldfoil® technology. The cables are fully compatible with M12 connectors for field installable or pre-molded cable assemblies.

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