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Siemon Extends the Benefits of Category 6A Shielded Cabling to Harsh Outdoor Environments

July 21, 2015. Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce the expansion of its comprehensive line of copper cable with category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP) 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 trailers in a campus environment and for supporting a wide range of outdoor devices such as cameras, wireless access points, point-of-sale kiosks, access control devices and emergency call boxes.

Suitable for harsh and wet environments where fiber optic cable is not appropriate, the category 6A shielded OSP cable's four pairs 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 a super absorbent polymer and an aluminum foil shield that delivers superior RFI and EMI protection.

"It is well known that shielded category 6A's stable transmission is better able to support the latest high-speed applications such as 10GBASE-T and HDBaseT, while also offering improved heat dissipation properties and insertion loss performance to handle increased operating temperatures," says Candace Achenbach, global product manager for Siemon. "With the digital revolution and networks rapidly migrating outside of the protected premise, our new category 6A shielded OSP cable ensures support for these latest applications in harsher outdoor environments."

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


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About Siemon
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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