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For Immediate Release
15 October 2004

Siemon Labs Research & Development Manager Receives IEC Leadership Appointment

Daniel J. Mullin, Manager of Siemon Labs, has been appointed to a 4-year term as Technical Advisor (TA) to IEC Technical Committee 48 (IEC TC48). In his new role, Dan is responsible for leading technical developmental work, drafting new and revised IEC standards, issuing standards for industry review, compiling ballot comments, and preparing documents for publication.

IEC TC48 is tasked with the standardization of telecommunications and other electric connectors, connecting devices, and mechanical structures (mechanical housings for connectors, printed circuit boards, and backbone assemblies).

SC48B (In 2002 Dan was appointed as Technical Advisor for IEC/SC48B as the U.S. National Committee's representative), a subcommittee to TC48, currently has 15 project teams assigned to new work items addressing leading edge developments in the telecommunications connector industry. For example, Project Team 61076-3-106 is developing the standard for 8-way shielded and unshielded connectors for frequencies up to 600 MHz for industrial environments incorporating the IEC 60603-7 series interface (RJ45).

Dan's appointment recognizes the significant contribution that he has made to the IEC technical committee. According to John Siemon, Siemon's Chief Technology Officer, "Siemon is committed to the integrity of the standards development process and has been actively contributing to the content of both national and international telecommunications standards for over 15 years. Dan's leadership and project management skills will go far in ensuring that the IEC will continue it's tradition of developing state-of-the-art connecting hardware interface designs, requirements, and test methods in the years to come."

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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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