Lightning/Surge Protectors offer CAT 5 compatibility.

Press Release Summary:

Configurable IX Protection Platform provides surge and lightning protection for data and Power Over Ethernet applications. Model IX-H suits applications up to 100 Mbps, such as Cat 5, UTP, and STP while Model IX-L supports applications up to 25 Mbps including T1/E1, RS422, and RS485. Model IX-M is targeted at RS232 platforms, and Model IX-DC24/48 fits 24 or 48 Vdc voltage power supplies. All are UL497B listed and meet BELLCORE 1089 10/1000 µs at 100 A specifications.

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New Configurable Protection Platform for Data and Power Over Ethernet

CAT 5 compatibility

The new configurable IX Protection Platform from PolyPhaser provides surge and lightning protection for data and Power Over Ethernet (POE) applications. The CAT5-compatible design features cascaded (multi-stage protection), and its modularity suits the protection platform to a wide variety of system configurations.

The IX protection platform is available in four main versions: IX-H suits applications up to 100Mbps, such as Cat 5, UTP and STP; IX-L has been designed for applications up to 25Mbps including T1/E1, RS422 and RS485; IX-M is targeted at RS232 platforms; and IX-DC24/48 fits 24 or 48V DC voltage power supplies.

IX Protection Platforms are UL497B listed and meet BELLCORE 1089 10/1000µs @ 100A specifications. Indoor and outdoor models are available, with the outdoor units meeting BELLCORE #TA-NWT-000487, Procedure 4.11 Wind Driven Rain intrusion standards. The operating temperature range is -40 to +50 degrees Celsius. Units withstand vibration tests of 1G @ 5-100Hz.

About PolyPhaser
PolyPhaser was founded in 1979 and became part of Smiths Interconnect division in 1997. PolyPhaser is the leading provider of quality RF Lightning Protection and grounding solutions to the Wireless Communications Market. The Company's integrated system solutions encompass lightning and surge protection, grounding solutions to divert surges from communications equipment via entry panels, and a wide range of protectors for broadcasting, cellular, microwave, satellite, PCS and WLL applications.

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group, is a global provider of electronic application specific components and sub-systems for the electronics interconnect, telecommunications, medical, industrial, aerospace as well as military and satellite markets worldwide.

Smiths Interconnect businesses comprise of; EMC Technology, Florida RF Labs, Hypertac, LEA International, PolyPhaser, Radio Waves, Sabritec, Summitek Instruments, TECOM Industries, Times Microwave Systems, TRAK Microwave, Transtector Systems, Smiths Interconnect Shanghai and Smiths Interconnect Japan. Each business is a leader in its field and trades under their own strong brand name.

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Stephen Dotter: Product Manager
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