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Category 6/Class E
Cat 6 Structured Cabling Solutions & Systems

Category 6/class E cabling is specified in the frequency range of at least 1-250 MHz by the category 6/class E standards as determined by TIA, ISO, CENELEC and others.

Over the past 5 years, the majority of new buildings that call for structured cabling systems install category cat 6 cabling.

Cat 6 cable is ideal for end-users who require backward compatible structured cabling systems that support 1000BASE-T during application upgrades but also need the performance headroom to ensure the cabling plant can withstand the rigors of the cabling environment.

Based on ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1, Commercial Building Telecommunications Standard Part 2: Addendum 1: Transmission Performance Specifications for 4 Pair 100 Ohm category 6 cabling (2002), category 6 delivers double the signal-to-noise margin of category 5e/class D cabling. The cat 6 attenuation-to-crosstalk margin is positive to 200 MHz.

Category 6 Structure Cabling Products

All Siemon category 6 structured cabling products exceed connecting hardware and channel performance specifications set forth for category 6 by the TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC.

12-Port HD® 6 Mounted On S89D Bracket
Ideal for retrofitting S66™ punch down blocks to a high performance modular design, the cat 6 HD6-89 bracket offers an economical solution for small applications.

BladePatch 6 UTP
Available in several colors with matching color boots, category 6 UTP BladePatch modular cords are assembled using premium stranded cable that meets all cat 6 specifications. The RJ-45 patch cord features a push-pull latching design and color matching cord/boot, T568A/B.

Siemon Angled & Flat CT® 6 Couplers
Siemon slim-profile, angled CT 6 couplers and flush-mount flat CT 6 couplers feature unique engineering design that enables full compliance with category 6 connecting hardware specifications for all pair combinations up to 250 MHz and are compatible with both T568A and T568B wiring options. They are also backward compatible and can be used with MC 5 modular cords for cat 5e compatibility.

HD® 6 Patch Panels
Siemon HD 6 patch panels with universal wiring for both T568A and T568B were the industry’s first to exceed category 6 connecting hardware specifications for all pair combinations up to 250 MHz.

MAX 6 Modules
Backwards compatible with components and systems of lower performing categories, Max 6 modules are ideal for high density applications and exceed category 6 connecting hardware performance specifications.

End users can utilize up to six modules in a single gang faceplate or twelve modules in a double gang faceplate making it possible to configure a wide range of mixed media solutions.

Related Max 6 products include HD® 6 Patch Panels, MAX® Modular Faceplates, MAX® Patch Panels, MC® 6 Modular Cords.

MAX® Modular Faceplates
Designed to be used with angled or flat MAX modules, MAX high capacity modular faceplates are part of the premium 5e and cat 6 cabling systems and offer complete multimedia support.

Max modular faceplates feature a durable finish that masks minor scuffs, plus slide-in color coded icons that allow users to instantly identify different types of devices or applications.

Siemon 10G MAX faceplates provide optimal outlet separation, reducing alien crosstalk (ANEXT) between 10G 6™ MAX modules.

MC 6 VoIP Cords
Compatible with today’s VoIP phones, MC 6 double ended, 4 pair UTP stranded modular cords are 100% factory transmission tested to 250 MHz. They feature a new low-profile strain relief boot designed to minimize bend radius and interference when connecting into traditional VoIP work area phones.

MC® 6 Modular Cords
Siemon MC 6 double-ended, 4-pair UTP stranded modular cords are 100% factory transmission tested to 250 MHz and achieve consistent cat 5e and category 6 channel performance. Patented metallic isolator shields offer optimum NEXT performance and a slide-on boot ensures proper bend relief.

S210 Connecting Block
Siemon 4-pair, S210 connecting blocks for cat 6 cabling systems incorporate markings to designate tip and ring conductors, color-coded pairs on each block and Siemon’s patent-pending Pyramid™ wire entry system to expedite lacing of pairs.

Solid IC6 Single-Ended Modular Cords
Siemon IC6 single-ended, plenum and non-plenum 4 pair UTP solid modular cords are 100% factory transmission tested to 250 MHz and feature the same plug construction used in MC 6 modular cords. The solid IC6 modular cords are designed for use in category 6 applications requiring a consolidation point (CP) or cross-connect (as an equipment cord).

System 6 UTP Trunking Cable Assemblies
Maintain consistent cable layout and facilitate efficient moves, add-ons and changes with system 6 UTP trunking cable assemblies. Siemon copper trunking cable assemblies were designed with data center applications in mind providing standard configurations and simple, aesthetically pleasing cable management.

Siemon category 6 double ended flat black Max modules are plenum rated (CMP), riser rated (CMR) and LSOH rated (IEC 60332-1), offering an efficient and cost effective alternative to individual field-terminated components.

System 6® UTP Cable - International
Combine Siemon high performance category 6 connectivity with System 6 UTP cabling and create a system with superior electrical performance for optimum applications support. System 6 UTP cable provides significant headroom in excess of all TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC category 6 (class E) transmission performance specifications.

System 6® UTP Cable - US
Available in plenum or riser, Siemon system 6 UTP cable offers significant headroom in excess of all TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC category 6 transmission performance specifications.
Combine high performance category 6 connectivity with Siemon System 6 structured cabling and create a system with superior electrical performance for optimum Ethernet applications support such as 1000Base-T, 100Base-T and 10Base-T.

Siemon Structured Cabling Systems

When installed by a Siemon Certified Installer, category 6 structured cabling solutions are backed by Siemon’s 20-year warranty.

For over a century the pioneers at Siemon have excelled in technological leadership and innovative advances in plastics, manufacturing and technology. Siemon is family owned and operated, providing clients worldwide with the industry’s highest quality, best performing structured cabling systems.

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