Belden Australia had an influx of orders and completed projects in recent months for many sites including the new Melbourne Convention Centre and the adjacent Hilton Hotel at South Wharf. Belden Australia develop signal transmission products for the industrial, building management, enterprise, broadcast and security markets.
Properties such as the Gold Coast Convention Centre, the Opera House, the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, Fairfax's Media House in Melbourne, the Australian Defence Force's Joint Operations Command, RMIT University and Deloitte's head office in Melbourne are all in various stages of installing Belden Australia's Brilliance broadcast audio and video cables.
According to Adam Callender, Regional Manager, Belden Australia, the company's Brilliance range of cables has been the preferred cable for the broadcast industry for decades, commonly associated with major network events such as the Olympics, new stadiums and television and radio networks. Belden Australia are now seeing commercial enterprises in new and existing buildings demanding broadcast grade cables to ensure high levels of performance are delivered from their audio and video installations where system downtime is not an option.
Tens of thousands of metres of Belden cables have been installed at the new Melbourne Convention Centre and Hilton Hotel, including Belden's Brilliance Video Twist Nano Skew UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cabling for video applications and Belden IBDN (Integrated Building Distribution Network) structured cabling for data and communication applications. When combined with the adjoining exhibition centre, this key infrastructure site in Melbourne's South Wharf precinct has become the largest exhibition and conference facility in the southern hemisphere.
At the Convention Centre's heart is one of the biggest halls with automated seating. It combines this feature with the ability to subdivide into three separate theatres, each capable of differently configured seating and each with its own stage. In winning this project, Belden Australia partnered with Elecraft, a part of Pacific Services Group, who installed the IBDN cabling and Rutledge Engineering who installed the AV cabling. Madison Technologies managed the supply and support.
The Melbourne Convention Centre is due to open in July 2009 while the Hilton Hotel opened in April 2009.