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IEC 61076-3-104 Detail Specification For 8-Way, Shielded Free and Fixed Connectors for Data Transmissions With Frequencies up to 600 MHz Minimum

The IEC 61076-3-104 standard describes requirements for a non-RJ 45 category 7 telecommunications connecting hardware interface that is based on the TERA plug/outlet interface developed by Siemon. This represents the first time in history that a non-RJ style connector interface has been internationally standardized for four-pair connections in a structured cabling system.

During the interface selection process conducted by ISO/IEC, an independent panel was asked to judge six different non-RJstyle connector proposals. Based on forty-eight separate criteria, including size, complexity, manufacturability, userfriendliness and transmission performance, the TERA interface was ranked the best overall choice for delivering the demanding bandwidth specified in the Standard. This new interface Standard was endorsed by eighteen countries and represents a significant achievement for structured cabling. The international support for approval of the TERA interface and its associated Standard confirms its status as a nonproprietary solution.