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Three Siemon copper cabling systems support newly ratified IEEE 10GBASE-T transmission speeds

  • 20 June, 2006 11:56

<p>Siemon has announced that its 10G 6A™ UTP, 10G 6A F/UTP and Category 7/Class F TERA® structured cabling systems meet or exceed all 10GBASE-T performance parameters dictated by the now ratified IEEE 802.3an standard, including strict alien crosstalk performance requirements.</p>
<p>“Siemon has been ready for 10GBASE-T since we launched our Category 7 TERA solution in 1999,” explains Carl Siemon, President of The Siemon Company. “We are pleased that the new standard recogniSes Category 7 cabling. Being first to market with a 10GBASE-T compliant system by a margin of over five years truly reinforces Siemon’s technology leadership. Also offering fully compliant UTP and F/UTP Category 6A systems in addition to Category 7 TERA, reflects our commitment to provide market-driven solutions to Siemon customers around the world.”</p>
<p>While the ability to achieve compliant 10GBASE-T performance has been the principal goal for most cabling manufacturers leading up to the standard’s final ratification, the challenge for these groups now shifts toward real-life implementation issues for the end-user. Factors such as infrastructure security, pathway space, cable management, initial cost, lifecycle cost, noise immunity and global market preferences should be considered by every end-user in their selection of a 10Gb/s-ready solution. Industry-leading experience with 10Gb/s-capable systems uniquely positions Siemon to address these needs.</p>
<p>“We have a considerable head start,” explains Robert Carlson, Siemon’s VP of Global Marketing. “The TERA system already exceeded 10GBASE-T standards when we launched it in 1999 and it is still the highest performing copper cabling system available. Siemon has had almost seven years to work with our partners and customers to ensure that our systems not only meet the standards, but perform in the rigours of the real world.”</p>
<p>TERA systems providing performance up to 1200 MHz have been deployed globally, offering additional speed and bandwidth in preparation for newer and even more demanding applications beyond 10GBASE-T.</p>
<p>Beyond 10GBASE-T experience alone, Siemon offers the most comprehensive line of 10GBASE-T compliant solutions available. Siemon’s three 10Gb/s-ready cabling systems represent the three cabling constructions recognised within IEEE 802.3an: Category 6A UTP, Category 6A F/UTP (screened) and Category 7 S/FTP (fully shielded).</p>
<p>The decision to develop three distinct systems was based on global market drivers and technical studies. Extensive research, testing and modelling performed at Siemon Labs indicated that no single solution would meet both standard requirements and the varied needs of a global marketplace.</p>
<p>Based on this research, Siemon developed its 10G 6A UTP, 10G 6A F/UTP and TERA solutions to provide enterprises the freedom to choose the cabling infrastructure that best supports their specific needs. In addition to supporting this full 10Gb/s-ready copper cabling solution set, Siemon also offers a complete offering of multi-mode and single mode 10Gb/s-ready optical fiber cabling systems.</p>
<p>“No single 10GBASE-T cabling option is right for every customer,” says Carlson. “As people become more savvy about potential solutions, the strength and viability of each becomes clear and decisions are based on actual customer needs as opposed to habit or comfort. That is why Siemon developed solutions in all the cable varieties recognized by IEEE 802.3an – to ensure that our customers globally get what they need, instead of being pushed into a ‘one-size fits all’ solution.”</p>
<p>For more information on Siemon’s comprehensive line of end-to-end 10GBASE-T compliant solutions, including 10G 6A UTP, 10G 6A F/UTP, Fiber and the industry’s highest performing, most secure copper cabling solution - Category 7 TERA, visit www.siemon.com/e-catalog.</p>
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<p>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&amp;D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.</p>
<p>Siemon’s Australian head office is located in Allambie Heights, Sydney, with offices also located in Brisbane and Melbourne.</p>
<p>Contact Information
Alana Patton
Marketing Manager
Siemon Australia
Ph: (02) 8977 7500
E: alana_patton@siemon.com.au</p>
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
Ph: (02) 4341 5021
E: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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