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For Immediate Release
22 June 2009

Siemon launches new line of MTP™ plug and play fibre optic network cabling

Plug and Play

Siemon has launched a completely redesigned line of high performance MTP plug and play fibre optic cabling. The system combines cutting edge performance with high speed deployment, designed to satisfy data centre demands.

Constructed of high-quality fibre optic cable and components for future-proof support of critical data centre links including 10 Gb/s as well as future 40 and 100 Gb/s applications, the Siemon plug and play system's factory terminated and tested connections guarantee maximum channel throughput without the performance variability of field terminations. This turnkey system can be ordered to fit the application then simply pulled and connected - a straightforward approach allowing high performance data centre links to be deployed 75 per cent faster than traditional field terminations.

Beyond installation speed, Siemon plug and play products provide a "greener" approach, eliminating the waste associated with additional connectors, termination kits and other consumables.

The new plug and play system includes new low-profile MTP to LC or SC modules, MTP pass-through adapter plates and an extensive range of pre-terminated MTP to MTP, and MTP to LC cable assemblies.

Completely redesigned to be lightweight, low profile and easier to install, these plug and play modules feature 12 fibre MTP connections at the rear of each module, providing up to 24 LC or 12 SC connections in the patching field via simple snap-in mounting within standard Siemon RIC® fibre enclosures and VersaPOD vertical patch panels. The modules provide optimised adapter spacing for easy finger access to fibre jumper latches in high-density patching environments as well as reduced mounting depth to maximise cable management space in fibre enclosures. In addition to plug and play modules, Siemon also offers "pass-through" MTP adapter plates, designed to support up to 6 MTP-to-MTP connections in a single adapter plate.

Siemon plug and play modules and adapters are supported by a wide array of factory-terminated cable assemblies that combine the company's reduced-diameter RazorCoreT cable with 12-fibre MTP connectors. MTP-to-MTP reels are designed to be quickly pulled and connected to plug and play Modules and MTP adapter plates. Available in 12 to 144 fibre counts in increments of 12 fibres and in custom lengths, these reels are user-configurable to precise application requirements and efficiently put high-performance, high-density fibre connections exactly where they are needed.

Siemon's plug and play cable assembly line also includes new MTP to LC trunking assemblies that offer a connectivity transition from 12-fibre MTP connectorised RazorCore cable to duplex LC connector breakouts. These trunks may be implemented with Siemon's MTP adapter plates to provide flexible direct MTP to LC patching options over a wide range of distances and infrastructure configurations.

Additionally, Siemon offers a cost effective hydra option for creating direct MTP to LC equipment connections, typically in connections within a rack or cabinet. MTP to LC Hydras plug directly into an MTP reel via an MTP Adaptor and provide up to 12 jacketed LC (6 duplex) "legs", eliminating the need for fibre jumpers.

All Siemon plug and play products are available in Multimode (62.5/125, Standard 50/125 and Laser Optimized 50/125) and Singlemode fibre types. Assembly jacket ratings include riser, plenum and LSOH.

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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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