Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Belden has introduced a new FiberExpress® Brilliance® field-installable connector where terminations can be made in less than five seconds.

The patent-pending FiberExpress Brilliance connector is the only fibre optic connector in the marketplace to overcome the key challenges of connector installation in the field. That is, it provides a quick and greatly simplified tool-less fibre termination process and the ability to quickly and reliably verify the termination once it's made.

This unmatched performance is a fool-proof way to ensure 100 per cent reliability, even when the connectors are used in environments with temperatures ranging from -40ºC to +75ºC.

Simple and sophisticated
The design of the new Belden FiberExpress Brilliance connector enables contractors to terminate a tight buffered fibre in just three simple steps:

· Insert the fibre into the connector
· Using the index finger, slide the connector's switch-like activator toward the fibre to be terminated to bring about the splice/crimp
· Slide the boot on the connector body — and it's done!

To see a video of this simple process, click here:

This fibre installation procedure is accomplished without using any specific or proprietary installation tools. The built-in activator performs the fibre splicing and crimping action within the connector, thus reducing the number of steps involved by 50 per cent (as compared with most field-installable connectors).

Brilliance field-installable connectors can be used for loose tube fibre installations, with the addition of a break-out kit, so installers can achieve the same reliability and improved fibre yields as with tight buffered terminations.

On-site installation assurance can easily be achieved with the use of an external laser light source. A light can be seen through the clear window on the connector body until a fibre has been properly terminated.


Belden's new FiberExpress Brilliance connectors can be used as a backbone, horizontal, or fibre-to-the-desk (FTTD) component in any commercial building, government agency or data centre. They are ideal for use in the field connectorisation of high-speed optical fibre networks such as 10G Ethernet, as well as the more challenging 40G/100G networks of the future.

Its use with Belden's FiberExpress Ultra Patch Panel — an ultra-high density, flexible and easy-to-install patch panel system — guarantees optimal performance and reliability, along with labour savings and ease of use.

Save Money
The connector saves not only on time and labour, it also reduces out-of-pocket costs:
• 'No tools needed' means that there are no special/proprietary tools to purchase.
• Since the connector can be re-terminated up to five (5) times, the installer can experience improved connector termination yields,
which means lower material costs and no connector waste.
• Installation kits are less complex and less expensive.
• Training expense is significantly reduced.
• Belden provides a 100% installation yield guarantee.

For more information, request New Product Bulletin #308. Contact Belden on 1800 500 775, email [email protected] or visit

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Sending All the Right Signals — from industrial automation to data centres, from broadcast studios to aerospace, from cutting-edge wireless communications to consumer electronics, Belden people are committed to delivering the best signal transmission solutions in the world. Its 8,000 associates worldwide work in copper cable, fibre, wireless technology, connectors, switches and active components to bring voice, video and data to mission-critical applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. Founded in 1902, Belden has some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. With 2009 revenues of $US1.4 billion, Belden has manufacturing capability in North America, Europe and Asia. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BDC). For more information visit
Mr Adam Callender
P: 1800 500 775
M: 0413 185 770


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