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For Immediate Release
14 June 2004

Siemon Announces The Release Of Its New High-Density Patch Cord - The BladePatch™

The release of the new BladePatch™ by Siemon, marks another industry first from the global leader in network cabling systems and components. The innovative design of BladePatch is like no other patch cord available in the market today. Although the plug is an RJ45 style, it features a unique latching design that eliminates the need to depress an external latch. The plug latch is activated in a push-pull fashion similar to an SC fibre connector. The plug locks into position when it is pushed into the outlet or patch panel, and unlatches for removal when the boot is pulled back.

"In high-density installations, it's difficult for an installer to get his or her fingers into the mass of patch cords to depress the RJ45 latch for patch cord removal," said Brian McCaffrey, Siemon's BladePatch product manager.

"We take the time to listen to our customers, and this issue came up time and time again. So, we made it our goal to create a patch cord that would solve this problem. BladePatch was the result - and it's getting rave reviews from both installers and end users."

With BladePatch's unique latching design, need for less "finger space" around each patch cord, and slimmer boot design, it is ideal for high-density patching environments. While it is designed to work with any RJ45-style UTP outlet or patch panel, its ideal use is with blade servers.

"BladePatch is designed with a slimmer boot than other patch cords, allowing tight side-stackability. When a telecommunications closet or data centre uses BladePatch patch cords in tandem with blade servers, they have the ultimate in high-density solutions," explained McCaffrey. "And since the BladePatch already performs to proposed 'augmented category 6' specifications - capable of 10G transmission - it is perfect for those companies needing high performance as well as high density."

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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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