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For Immediate Release
1 November 2005

Three Siemon 10G ip™ Copper Cabling Systems Pass 10GBASE-T Performance Requirements

Watertown, CT. Based on recent lab testing, Siemon is proud to announce that three Siemon 10G ip™ copper cabling solutions meet all standards requirements for 10Gb/s transmission performance, based on the latest TIA and ISO/IEC draft proposals. Siemon’s 10G 6A™ UTP, F/UTP and Category 7/Class F TERA® end-to-end systems meet all performance requirements, including strict alien crosstalk limits.

With three fully compliant 10Gb/s capable copper cabling options, Siemon 10G ip is a comprehensive suite of solutions that gives enterprises the freedom to choose the cabling infrastructure that best supports their specific needs. Beyond 10Gb/s throughput alone, factors such as infrastructure security, pathway space, cable management, initial cost, life cycle cost, noise immunity and global market preferences must be considered by every organization. The ability to support these needs will grow in importance over the coming months and years.

The IEEE 802.3an standard outlining 10 Gigabit transmission over copper cabling is scheduled to publish in July 2006. It is anticipated that 10GBASE-T equipment will reach greater affordability and is expected to settle at about 1/3 the current cost of a 10G fibre port by 2008, further driving the projected adoption of 10Gb/s copper.

A preview of these 10Gb/s projections is already underway. There is a growing list of enterprises, including many Global 500 companies that see the benefits of installing 10 Gigabit-ready cabling today. Although the immediate performance boost of a 10Gb/s cabling plant plays a role in their decisions, the primary driver is assuring longevity of the cabling plant while minimizing total cost of ownership. It is becoming more accepted and understood that the 10 Gb/s networking trend is real and must be incorporated in any long term network planning.

This trend is further supported by other industry specifications, such as the new TIA 942 Data Centre Standard, recommending infrastructure designs capable of accommodating growth without the need to revisit cabling capability. As technology continues to advance and ratified standards drive greater adoption of 10Gb/s applications, enterprises will need to explore 10Gb/s copper options and understand the relative strengths of each available design. Augmented Category 6 UTP and F/UTP, as well as Category 7/Class F S/FTP are the recognized copper media capable of supporting 10GBASE-T. Which of these three options is the best choice will depend on customer specific requirements and total cost of ownership preference.

"No one type of 10GBASE-T copper cabling solution suits all customers in all markets." explains Steven Foster, Siemon’s EMEA Marketing Manager, "From the start, Siemon was committed to developing a full suite of solutions so that all of our customers, in all markets around the world, get exactly what they need in a 10Gb/s copper cabling solution."

For more information on Siemon's comprehensive 10G ip line of 10 Gigabit copper solutions, including its 10G 6A augmented category 6 UTP and F/UTP systems as well as Category 7/Class F TERA, visit


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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