New Siemon Whitepaper Dispels Common Myths About Screened and Shielded Network Cabling

"Screened and Shielded Cabling - Noise Immunity, Grounding and the Antenna Myth" was developed to familiarize network infrastructure professionals with and clarify misperceptions about these increasingly popular cabling systems

WATERTOWN, Conn., May 11 // -- Siemon is proud to launch a new technical whitepaper by noted cabling expert Valerie Rybinski entitled "Screened and Shielded Cabling - Noise Immunity, Grounding and the Antenna Myth". This new whitepaper is supplemented by both Technical Overview and Q&A documents as well as audio podcasts and video. All content is available at:

Developed in response to the growing global market adoption of screened and shielded cabling, this comprehensive 16 page white paper provides an in- depth overview on these systems including a technical exploration of their unique features and benefits.

For example: Did you know that Screened/Shielded cables offer 100 to 1,000 times the immunity protection from electric fields than UTP cables? This paper shows how even an improperly grounded screened/shielded cabling system has 10 times better immunity than UTP cabling.

Presented in accessible technical language, the whitepaper also covers:
o History of shielding
o Balanced transmissions
o Fundamentals of noise interference
o Grounding
o Cable design
o The antenna myth
o The ground loop myth

To download an electronic copy or order hardcopies of Siemon's "Screened and Shielded Cabling - Noise Immunity, Grounding and the Antenna Myth" as well as supplemental Technical Overview and Q&A documents, and to access related multimedia content visit:


Valerie Rybinski holds the position of Global Sales Engineer at The Siemon Company. Valerie received her B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Connecticut and is focused in the fields of balanced twisted-pair and fiber optic telecommunications cabling. Valerie actively participates in telecommunications standards groups such as TIA/EIA-568-B-2, TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1 (category 6), and pending TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 (category 6A). She is the chair of the TIA TR-42.7 copper cabling sub-committee, TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3, and document editor for the '568-B.2-10 category 6A cabling Standard and the next edition '568-C.2 Standard. She has authored over 45 technical articles and engineering papers and holds one U.S. Patent.

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper (unshielded and shielded twisted-pair) and fiber cabling systems available. With over 400 active patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

Source: Siemon

CONTACT: Brian Duval, MarCom Manager of Siemon, +1-860-945-4380,

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