Patch Cords meet 10GBASE-T standard requirements.

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Consisting of BladePatch(TM) and MC® cords, 10 Gb/s capable 10G 6A(TM) UTP line of RJ45 patch cords feature 0.29 in. dia dual-jacket design with layered outer jacket configuration that provides protection from crosstalk noise or interference generated by nearby cables. They can be inserted and removed without need to depress external latch, and push-pull internal latching mechanism locks plug into position. Cords meet FCC68.500 and IEC 60603-7 specifications.

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Siemon's New 10G 6A(TM) UTP Patch Cords Improve Alien Crosstalk Control While Maintaining Bend Radius and Routing Flexibility

Meeting or exceeding all augmented category 6 performance criteria, these 10Gb/s capable RJ45 cords support Siemon's end-to-end augmented category 6 (category 6A) UTP cabling solution

WATERTOWN, Conn., March 15 / -- Siemon is proud to launch an enhanced line of Augmented Category 6 UTP patch cords/equipment cords. Consisting of 10G 6A UTP BladePatch(TM) and MC® cords, this line meets or exceeds all pending 10GBASE-T standard requirements, including alien crosstalk parameters.

"Although our augmented category 6 UTP solution was independently tested to the pending standards requirements some time ago, we have worked continuously to improve it," stated Rob Buchanan, Siemon's Global Business Development Manager, "These new patch cords improve alien crosstalk performance without sacrificing cord flexibility."

Both the 10G 6A UTP BladePatch and MC cords achieve optimum alien crosstalk performance through a patent-pending dual-jacket design. This layered outer jacket configuration provides excellent protection from any crosstalk noise or other interference generated by nearby cables without significantly increasing cord diameter. With an outside diameter of 0.29 in. (7.4mm) the 10G 6A UTP BladePatch and MC Cords can be routed through standard patch cord management products, such as horizontal and vertical cable managers.

Cord routing and management is also facilitated by the 10G 6A UTP unique jacket configuration. These cords feature an innovative "stepped, dual jacket" design, which removes the outer jacket layer about 6 inches from each plug end, thereby improving patch cord bend radius and flexibility from the patch panel or equipment to the cable manager. This allows the cords to maintain superior alien crosstalk performance while maintaining the same bend radius and routing flexibility of non-augmented cords.

The 10G 6A UTP BladePatch is a unique RJ45-style patchcord that can be inserted and removed without the need to depress an external latch. The patented push-pull internal latching mechanism locks the plug into position when pushed into the outlet or patch panel, and is removed by simply pulling back on the boot. For a video of the BladePatch in action, visit:

All 10G 6A UTP cords are compatible with standards-based RJ45 outlets and meet FCC68.500 and IEC 60603-7 specifications, ensuring reliability and long-term resistance to humidity-based corrosion, extreme temperatures and airborne contaminants. These UL-listed and 100% transmission-tested patch cords are also compatible with both T568A and T568B wiring schemes, which accommodate all Ethernet applications. It features Siemon's patented cross-pair metallic isolator and 360° crimp, which maintain pair geometry and eliminates deformation, resulting in maximum transmission performance.

"Siemon has attacked the alien crosstalk issue from nearly every angle," explains Robert Carlson, Siemon's VP of Marketing, "In our 10G 6A F/UTP and fully-shielded category 7/class F TERA solutions, we eliminate alien crosstalk through screened and shielded cable and connectivity. In our 10G 6A UTP solution, we've beaten it through yet another Siemon innovation."

This new 10G 6A UTP system innovation underscores Siemon's commitment to providing the most comprehensive leading-performance family of 10Gb/s solutions available. "Rather than force our customers into a single 10Gb/s option, we developed our 10G ip family with a complete menu of end-to-end copper and fiber solutions," Carlson explains, "We can provide full standard-based channels in augmented category 6 UTP and F/UTP as well as in our TERA category 7/class F S/FTP and XGLO fiber solutions."

To request a product specification sheet and find out more about Siemon's 10G 6A UTP patchcords, as well as the entire 10G 6A end-to-end system, visit:

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.

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Brian Duval
MarCom Manager
101 Siemon Company Drive
Watertown, CT 06795
Ph: 860-945-4380
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