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Posted by: Steve Lampen on July 04, 2013

You know that I am a travelling dude. I have Mexico, Brazil and maybe a tour of Asia coming up on my calendar besides my usual travel within the USA. But there is another group close to my heart that also needs education and training. It is a part of my job to make sure the Belden people who help you on a daily basis have all the information they need, including an understand of what's going on in our industry. Now, I often train staff in distant countries, for example I recently spent an afternoon with our staff in Dubai. But since we have such a strong presence in the good old USA, it is even more important that our Customer Service staff here stay up to date. Which is why, at the end of July, for three days, I will be training our US CSRs (Customer Service Representatives).

Do you talk to our CSRs? How did they do? Was there something you felt they needed to be brought up to speed on? What would you like them to know, or learn? Click on Read More below to get in on the conversation.

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on June 27, 2013

OK, let's play a game. The name of this game is, "What is Important?"

Let's pretend you're starting a big project and you're about to buy the wire and cable for this project. Here is a list of things you might think about and consider when buying these products. What I want you to do is put a number in front of each one. Put a "1" in front of the most important thing, "2" in front of the second most important, and so on. If you think an item on the list is of no importance, do not number it at all. Ready? Click on Read More to see the list...

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on June 14, 2013

InfoComm13 is wrapping up today and it has been REALLY busy! Take advantage of this last chance to stop by a see the Belden booth #851 where we are featuring all the Belden Commercial AV products in one booth! This is the last stop on another whirlwind tour before I get to head home. Feels like I've travelled a million miles.

I am a million-mile flyer on United Airlines (and closing in on 2 million). Did you see the movie Up in the Air with George Clooney? I probably could do that job (although my job is much more fun than his job). But the one thing you notice in that movie is he is never home. Well, that's the downside to my "dream job". But the payback is you have a good chance of seeing me in your neighborhood from time to time. Here's the run-down on this latest trip.

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on May 21, 2013

At NAB our Corporate Communications Director, Eric Ehlers, shot a little video of me discussing some of our latest cable innovations. We posted it on LinkedIn but I thought I'd like to share it with you all in my blog as well. Let me know if you have any questions or ideas for new products you'd like to see by dropping a note in the comment box below.

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on May 09, 2013

Just before NAB we issued a blog post Telescopic Shields PART 1 – Looking at Different Shield Options. I know you've all been holding your breath waiting for part 2 and here it is!

Last time we left this off we had been looking at various kinds of shields, starting with foil shields and the different kinds of braid shields, serve/spiral, French Braid and a full braid. None of these are effective below 1,000 Hz. There is only one kind of shield that has any significant effect at those low frequencies, such as 50 Hz/60 Hz power frequencies, and that is metal conduit. A perfect metal conduit is around 30 dB shield effectiveness at 60 Hz. That's not a lot. In fact, those twisted pairs, run as balanced lines, are your only effective way to get rid of low-frequency noise. And our Bonded-Pairs and starquad cables are the best at those low frequencies. (I'll refer again to my blog on Balanced Lines.)

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on April 07, 2013

Here is just a short blog post to whet your appetite for the opening of NAB. In just a matter of hours now, the doors will open to the start of the largest show of its kind, and every year I am equally excited about what we will see.

If you are lucky enough to be able to get to Vegas for the show, we hope that you will drop by the booth and meet with the Belden and Miranda teams. The really great thing about all of us being in the same booth is that customers will see the nice fit we have together. All Miranda equipment needs to be connected with cable and connectivity, or mounted into racks, which is a perfect fit with Belden's traditional and evolving product lines.

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Posted by: Steve Lampen on April 05, 2013

If you come to NAB, the one thing you might remember about the Belden booth is our magician, Dick Stoner. And no wonder, because Dick has been doing magic in our booth at NAB for FORTY-SEVEN years. This year, as I mentioned in a previous blog, we have a lot going with all of us being in the Miranda booth, and that meant no room for the magician. So I thought I would give him a little tribute here in my blog.

By coincidence, last NAB was Dick's 65th anniversary as a professional magician, and we had a cake for the occasion.

Dick Stoner is now 83 and still doing tradeshows (just not this NAB). He also has a magic store in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. But there is so much more to the Dick Stoner story. I think the most amazing part is that he found something he loved, magic, and has been doing this one thing his entire life. How many of us can say that?

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Blog Category: Broadcast AV

Posted by: Steve Lampen on March 22, 2013

If you install audio cables, more than likely you use shielded cables. If it's a balanced line (see previous blog Balanced Lines) then you will use shielded twisted pairs. In that case, the twisted pair is carrying the signal and the shield is ONLY shielding that pair. Shielding helps keep the signal on that pair inside the cable, and not interfere with other cables around it. It also prevents outside signals from getting in to the pair and interfering. At least that's what you've been told. And, like many things, this is not entirely true.

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