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Siemon launches category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable

December 2015 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the expansion of its comprehensive line of copper cable with the addition of category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP), designed to provide superior performance and support for the latest applications to outside environments. Meeting TIA and ISO performance requirements for shielded class EA/category 6A, this robust shielded cable is ideal for extending network access to outdoor satellite facilities such as temporary classrooms, offices or other buildings in a campus environment. The new cable can support a wide range of outdoor devices, including cameras, wireless access points, point-of-sale kiosks, access control devices and emergency call boxes.

Suitable for harsh environments where fibre optic cable is not appropriate, the category 6A F/UTP OSP cable can be used in direct burial, lashed aerial, duct and underground conduit installations, including under concrete slabs and other wet locations. The four copper pairs inside the cable are segregated by an innovative separator, filled with non-conductive water-blocking gel to prevent moisture ingress and then surrounded by an inner polyolefin jacket. A rugged UV-resistant outer jacket is applied over a layer of water-blocking aramid yarns with an absorbent polymer and an aluminium foil shield that delivers superior RFI and EMI protection.

"It is well known that the stable transmission performance of shielded category 6A copper cabling makes it better able to support the latest high-speed applications such as 10GBASE-T and HDBaseT, whilst also offering improved heat dissipation properties and insertion loss performance to handle increased operating temperatures," says Tony Benn, UK technical support manager at Siemon. "With the digital revolution and networks rapidly migrating outside of protected premises, our new category 6A shielded OSP cable ensures support for these latest applications in harsher outdoor environments."

Sequential measurement markings on the cable jacket and an integrated rip cord make for easy installation. Plus the termination process is compatible with Siemon's Z-MAX® 6A shielded outlets, ruggedized Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets and TERA® 7A outlets and plugs.

To learn more about the category 6A F/UTP outside plant cable, 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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