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For Immediate Release - August 25, 2010

Siemon Announces New Industrial Ethernet Patch Cords

Designed to provide reliable network connectivity in harsh environments, Siemon's Industrial MAX RJ-45 cords are now available with new cable jacket types for enhanced durability, flexibility, temperature, moisture and chemical resistance.

Industrial Ethernet Patch Cords

Watertown, Connecticut — Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, announces new cable jacket options for their line of category 5e Industrial MAX patch cords. These new cords join Siemon's full Industrial MAX line of modular outlets and patch cords and industrial LC fiber optic connectors and jumpers. The industrial MAX line was designed specifically for industrial applications or any facility where dust, moisture, chemicals, or vibration can negatively affect network connections.

Available in both shielded and UTP configurations, the new category 5e cords feature flame retardant thermoplastic elastomer (FR-TPE), polyurethane (PUR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cable jacket options. These three jacket options allow the user to select the best cable for their specific application, based on their relative physical durability, flexibility and resistance to environmental conditions such as temperature, ultraviolet light, moisture, chemicals and flammability. TPE and PUR cables feature pressure-extruded jackets that provide outstanding flex endurance as well as tear and crush resistance to support harsh conditions such as continuous flexing in robotics or the splatter from automated welding. All three jacket All varieties are RoHS compliant and lead-free.

Both the Industrial MAX 5e patch cords and outlets feature Siemon's high-performance category 5e RJ-45 connectivity encased in a protective outer housing. This housing, made of heat-resistance thermoplastic, features a bayonet-style mating design that easily and securely latches with a quick 1/4 turn, offering a superior protective seal against solid and liquid contaminants. Both outlet and patch cord are IP67-rated. The Industrial MAX 5e patch cords are available in both industrial plug-to-industrial plug and industrial plug-to-RJ45 versions.

Siemon also offers standard RJ45 category 5e shielded and UTP patch cords with thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), polyurethane (PUR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cable jacket options. These patch cords can be used between enclosures or where IP67 connectivity is not required.

The Industrial MAX 5e outlet and patch cords are ideal for protecting network connections in manufacturing and laboratory environments, hospitals, food processing plants and other environments with less than ideal conditions, while still providing category 5e performance for Gigabit Ethernet and other industrial and IP-based applications.

To find out more about Siemon's Industrial MAX line of twisted-pair copper and optical fiber cabling for network connectivity in harsh environmental conditions, visit:

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Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center 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. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
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. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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