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E-Switch Announces a New Illuminated Pushbutton Switch, the WBL Series

E-Switch announces the WBL series, an illuminated pushbutton switch. With a right angle design and long travel, this illuminated pushbutton switch offers you the option of two or four poles. You can also choose many LED color options for this switch. Specifications include:

Mechanical Life: 10,000 cycles
Force: 200 +/- 100 grams
Travel: Full: 3.3 +/- 0.3mm; To Lock: 2.5 +/- 0.3mm
Contact Arrangement: DPDT & 4PDT
Contact Rating: 30VDC, 300mA
Contact Resistance: 50milliohms (initial max)
Insulation Resistance: 100Megaohms min @500VDC
Dielectric Strength: 500VAC
Operating Temperature: -20C to +70C

This new illuminated pushbutton switch works great for telecommunications, consumer electronics, audio/visual, medical equipment, and computer applications.

Visit E-Switch to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects! Little Details. Big Quality.

About E-Switch. In 2009, E-Switch, Inc. acquired Lamb Industries and now offers one of the broadest switch lines available today. Both companies have been delivering innovative and quality switches to the electronics, telecom, high tech, instrumentation, industrial, appliance and consumer markets since 1979.

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E-Switch’s PV7 Anti-vandal Switch Offers Water and Tamper Resistance

E-Switch announces the PV7 series, a water resistant anti-vandal switch. With a rating of 2 amps 48VDC, it comes illuminated in red, yellow, orange, blue, green or white. Both ring and dot illumination options are available. Made of stainless steel and nickel plated brass, the PV7 series vandal resistant switch has a long mechanical life expectancy of 1,000,000 cycles. Specifications include:

  • Mechanical Life: 1,000,000 cycles
  • Electrical Life: 50,000 cycles
  • Illumination Base Rating:

yellow, red and orange: 20mA 1.8V;
blue, green and white: 20mA 2.8V

  • Contact Rating: 2A 48VDC
  • Contact Resistance: 50milliohms (initial max)
  • Insulation Resistance: 1,000Megaohms Min
  • Dielectric Strength: 2,000 VAC
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to +70C

This new illuminated anti-vandal switch works great for elevator and kiosk applications, and for those applications that require public usage, such as ticket dispensers.

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects! Little Details. Big Quality.

About E-Switch. In 2009, E-Switch, Inc. acquired Lamb Industries and now offers one of the broadest switch lines available today. Both companies have been delivering innovative and quality switches to the electronics, telecom, high tech, instrumentation, industrial, appliance and consumer markets since 1979. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon, their global reach extends to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Products include Rocker, Toggle, Slide, Tact, Pushbutton, Dip, Rotary, Keylock, Snap Action, Anti-vandal Switches, Power, illuminated switches, and more. E-Switch – Lamb Industries has local reps, distributors, engineers and account managers on hand to provide specifying assistance and quick response to requests, along with a top notch sampling and cross-referencing program. E-Switch – Lamb Industries’ online catalogs include complete specifications, drawings and schematics.

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E-Switch’s Introduces the LP37 Series – the Newest Illuminated Pushbutton Switch

E-Switch announces the launch of their latest illuminated pushbutton switch, the LP37 series. The LP37 series illuminated switch features a right angle, surface mount design with long travel. LED colors of red, green and yellow are available. Specifications include:

  • Mechanical Life: 30,000 cycles
  • Force: 250 +/- 100 grams
  • Travel: Full: 5.1 +/- 0.5mm; Switching: 2.95 mm nom; Latching: 3.3mm nom.
  • Contact Arrangement: SPDT
  • Contact Rating: 3\20mVDC to 50VDC; 10mA to 250mA
  • Contact Resistance: 50milliohms (initial max)
  • Insulation Resistance: 1,000Megaohms (min @ 100VDC)
  • Dielectric Strength: 250VAC
  • Operating/Storage Temperature: -30C to +85C

This new illuminated pushbutton switch works great for the telecommunications, consumer electronics, networking, low power on/off designs, performance audio and computer markets.

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects! Little Details. Big Quality.

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E-Switch’s Newest Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Features Custom Cap Options

E-Switch introduces the new LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. The LED colors available are red, blue, green, yellow, and white. You can choose from four different button colors, as well: black, red, white and transparent. You can choose a common graphic or customize your own graphic for the button cap. Specifications include:

  • Contact Rating: 1mA @ 20VDC
  • Electrical Life: 300,000 cycles
  • Contact Resistance: 200 ohms max @ 5VDC, 1.5mA
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST, Normally Open
  • Dielectric Strength: 250 VAC for 1 min.
  • Force: 125 gf +/- 35 grams
  • Travel: 1.3mm +/- 0.3mm
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to +70C

Applications and markets for the LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch include audio/visual, consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical, testing/instrumentation, computer servers, and more.

Visit E-Switch at http://www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects! Little Details. Big Quality.

About E-Switch. In 2009, E-Switch, Inc. acquired Lamb Industries and now offers one of the broadest switch lines available today.

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GoodFTA Introduces Their New FTA Video Channel on YouTube!

Many people when they buy a free to air satellite receiver such as a Conaxsat Nano, Sonicview 360 ELITE or others are in a good position to make the learning curve understand how to setup your FTA Receiver easier then ever!

GoodFTA would like to announce our new Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodFTA

We show you everything you need to know about setting up a FTA Receiver, Scanning your channels and loading FTA FILES on your receiver.

We making Free to air easy by walking you through set by step from beginning to end!

This is a service we provide free of charge to the FTA Community to help provide the very best FTA Support that we possibly can.

Members of our FTA FORUM can gain exclusive benefits such as more videos, live support chat, and the largest online database of guides, tutorials, setup techniques and fta files on the planet. We cover all FTA RECEIVERS!

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Merlin Digital Will Attend Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) MEA 2009 With A Lifestyle Technology Product Range

Merlin Digital will attend Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) MEA 2009 with a lifestyle technology product range that the company claims represents some of the most innovative consumer electronics kit available in the market today. Merlin reckons that its products also offer retailers a compelling margin proposition and a solid growth opportunity during the current economic conditions.

Rohit Bachani, group head MENA region at Merlin, said: “Associating with the Merlin brand lends an image of being at the cutting edge to the participating retailer. Merlin products have proven to be best sellers in their categories at international super stores such as Dubai Duty Free, Plug-Ins, Carrefour and CompuMe to name a few.”

“New innovative products tend to be recession proof, a fact that can be proven, with Merlin sales in the region looking to grow a healthy 15% to 20% in a slowing economy. Merlin resellers enjoy healthy margins and industry leading retail and marketing support, ensuring that a very profitable partnership is created between Merlin and its resellers,” Bachani added.

Merlin plans to increase brand awareness at DCC MEA, explain the breadth of its product portfolio and target potential retail partners in new geographies. The company will also look for feedback from its existing partners as it attempts to lay the foundations for continued growth in the region.

“The MEA market does not seem to have suffered to the same extent from the global crisis as many other geographic locations. We expect growth all through the MEA region for the Merlin range due to a very competitive product mix and young target population,” continued Bachani.

Merlin reckons that its products have a novelty effect, which can act as a magnet for foot traffic within a retail outlet. Merlin’s portfolio covers a wide range of product areas including storage products, boys’ toys and high-technology gifts, car multimedia and bluetooth products, digital photo frames, iPhone accessories and iPod accessories and laptop stands plus much more.

“Merlin does have a professional channel programme- with very attractive margins at every step in the chain including our distributors and our retail partners. We have seen the margins that our partners make on competitor products and Merlin stands out very favourably, not just on the margins, but also on other essentials such as warranty, product support and training and marketing,” explained Bachani.

Merlin offers full merchandising support to retail partners and continues to launch new products on an ongoing basis. Full details of new products are made available on the company’s e-commerce enabled website – www.merlin-digital.com – often accompanied by video clips. Merlin’s business in the MEA region continues to grow at 15% per annum despite the current economic conditions.

“Our company is known for treating our channels as true partners in the marketing sense. We are very responsive to their business needs – adjusting our targets and margins as per the market sensitivities,” concluded Bachani.

ICT and CE-focused retailers and vendors from across the Middle East will gather next month at the fifth annual Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East & Africa (MEA) event, which will take place from May 19th to 21st 2009. The region’s premier event for the consumer electronics (CE), communications and ICT retail channel continues to go from strength to strength, offering a compelling mix of one-on-one meetings, conference sessions, awards and networking opportunities for retailers, distributors and vendors.

Retailers will have the opportunity to review the latest products from the 50-plus vendors set to attend this year’s event. With retailers attending from 15-plus countries, attending DCC MEA offers vendors insight into markets across the region and the opportunity to accelerate or improve their go-to-market retail strategy.

The ‘Middle East Retail Academy: 2009 Awards’ Gala Dinner and live voting session will also take place at DCC MEA on 20th May 2009. The awards recognise excellence in the region’s consumer electronics and IT retail channel. A total of 22 awards are up for grabs in 2009 with categories for vendors, retailers and distributors.

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Long-Distance Performance Significantly Improved By The New Belden Brilliance Low Loss Plenum RG-11 Precision Digital Video Coax

Belden (NYSE: BDC), a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions for the enterprise, industrial, building management, broadcast, and security markets, announces the launch of its new and improved Plenum-rated RG-11 Precision Digital Video Coaxial Cable – Product No 7732LL. Market applications for the new plenum cable include television broadcast studios, TV and video production, post-production facilities and field applications, HD-for-film production, video editing, distribution and duplication.

The new 7732LL cable offers significant performance enhancements over Belden’s previous plenum-rated version (Product No 7732A), especially when deployed in long cable runs for high definition video (HD-SDI) or 1080p/60 applications. In fact, Brilliance 7732LL now offers the longest transmission distance in the industry, matching the performance of Belden’s non-plenum SDI/HDTV Digital Video cables (7731A). In addition, Belden’s 7732LL cables carry Belden’s industry-leading Return Loss guarantee of: -23 dB 5 MHz to 1.6 MHz, and -21 dB from 1.6 GHz to 4.5 GHz – making it the only plenum RG-11 cable in the industry with this level of guaranteed Return Loss performance.

Steve Lampen, Belden’s Multimedia Technology Manager, notes: “The new Brilliance 7732LL cable represents a breakthrough development in extending the signal transmission distance of plenum-rated copper video cables, without having to install fiber optic cabling. As digital video progressed from SDI to HD-SDI and now to 1080p/60 and 1080p/50 (3G), these applications have placed greater length constraints on copper cables, especially plenum-rated. With this new product, the distance differential between plenum and non-plenum cables has been eliminated.”

The new Belden Brilliance Plenum-Rated RG-11/U Type Precision Digital Video Coaxial Cables feature a 14 AWG solid bare copper conductor, Duofoil + 95% Tinned Copper Braid Shield, PTFE insulation and fluorocopolymer jacket. They are available in ten colors, including Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray and Natural.

For more information about Belden Brilliance 7732LL Low Loss Plenum RG-11 Precision Digital Video Coax, contact Belden at P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit our Web site: http://www.belden.com.

About Belden
Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers’ communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at http://www.belden.com.

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Belden Launches New Generation Series Of Value-Priced IP Category Cables For Video, Sound And Security Applications

Belden (NYSE: BDC), a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions for the enterprise, industrial, building management, broadcast, and security markets, announces the expansion of its New Generation cable line with a series of four new IP Category 5e and Category 6 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables.

The new cables offer integrated Power over Ethernet in a single cable, eliminating the need for an external power source. They are designed exclusively for use with digital sound, video and security systems to link low-voltage security devices such as security cameras, CCTV, keypads, and intercoms.

The robust value-priced cables enable system designers, integrators and installers to provide their customers with high-quality, reliable sound, video and security systems at a very competitive price point. All four new cables fully meet the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001 Standard. They are available in both riser- and plenum-rated versions. Belden’s new IP Category Cable products include:

– Belden Part No. 5663U5 – Cat 5e (Riser-rated)
– Belden Part No. 6663U5 – Cat 5e (Plenum-rated)
– Belden Part No. 5663U6 – Cat 6 (Riser-rated)
– Belden Part No. 6663U6 – Cat 6 (Plenum-rated)

The Category 5e cables feature 24 AWG solid bare copper conductors. The riser version has polyolefin insulation and PVC jacket with rip cord. The plenum version has FEP Teflon insulation and Flamarrest® jacket with rip cord. Both cables are sweep tested to 100 MHz.

The Category 6 cables feature solid bare copper conductors. The riser version (24 AWG) has polyolefin insulation and PVC jacket with rip cord. The plenum version (23 AWG) has FEP Teflon insulation and Flamarrest jacket with rip cord. Both cables are sweep tested to 250 MHz.

All four cables are available with Black jackets. Footage is sequentially marked every 2 feet, with countdown from 1,000 to eliminate guesswork and waste.

With the addition of the new value-priced cables, Belden now offers the sound and security industry more cabling options than ever before.

For more information about Belden New Generation IP Category Cables, request New Product Bulletin #301. Contact Belden at P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit our Web site: http://www.belden.com.

About Belden
Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers’ communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at http://www.belden.com.

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