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For Immediate Release
November 29, 2004

Siemon Releases the Industrial LC Fibre System

Siemon, a recognised leader in network cabling systems and components, has released a new industrial-grade fibre optic connector suitable for use in harsh environments. The Industrial LC fibre solution provides a robust high performance fibre connection in even the most challenging manufacturing environments.

An IP66/IP67-rated connector designed for the rigors of industrial environments, the Industrial LC is based on the industry-standard LC fibre optic connector encapsulated in a high-impact, chemical-resistant thermoplastic housing, making it immune to dust, moisture, wash-down, vibration, and temperature extremes. The connector housing is a variant of Siemon's proven, tri-pin bayonet Industrial MAX RJ45 connector, which has been widely accepted and utilized in the harsh-environment market for over three years.

The Industrial LC is a duplex-style LC fibre connector, compatible with standards-compliant optical fibre, including 50 and 62.5 micron multimode and meets ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3 and ISO/IEC 11801 Ed.2.0 specifications.

In addition to encapsulation, the Industrial LC affords users an expanded operational temperature range, redundant sealing and superior strain relief capabilities.

"Customers have been asking for a fibre-optic version of the Industrial MAX and Siemon has responded," says Randy Below - Vice President: Industrial and OEM Sales at Siemon. "We're excited to add the Industrial LC to our portfolio of industrial and harsh environment connectivity to meet their needs."

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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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