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For Immediate Release - December 7, 2011

Ruggedised Armoured Cable added to Siemon's MTP Plug and Play Fibre Range

Ruggedized Armored Cable

December 2011 — Global network infrastructure specialist Siemon, today announced the addition of armoured cable options to its comprehensive line-up of high-performance MTP-based plug and play fibre cable assemblies.

Available in 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s capable OM3 and OM4 multimode fibre cable constructions, as well as standard 62.5/125, 50/125 multimode and singlemode, these plug and play assemblies feature flexible, spiral wrapped aluminium interlocking armour offering over seven times the crush resistance of standard assemblies. This added durability supports rugged-environment intra-building backbone (campus) and horizontal installations and eliminates the need for ducting usually needed to protect non-armoured fibre cable. Compared to the installation of non-armoured fibre with separate inner duct or conduit, the use of armoured cable can cut installation costs by up to 50 per cent or more for both materials and labour.

Available in 12 to 144 fibre counts in increments of 12 fibres and in custom lengths, Siemon's armoured plug and play fibre cable assemblies are user-configurable to precise application requirements and efficiently put high-performance, high-density fibre connections exactly where they are needed.

These new armoured fibre cable assemblies join Siemon's full line of high-performance MTP plug and play fibre optic cabling solutions. Constructed of high-quality fibre optic cable and components for future-proof support of critical links up to 40Gb/s and 100 Gb/s application speeds, the Siemon plug and play system's factory terminated and tested connections guarantee maximum channel throughput, without the performance variability of field terminations.

In both armoured and non-armoured varieties, Siemon OM3 and OM4 multimode MTP assemblies have passed independent third-party testing by Experior Labs, confirming 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s readiness and performance margins in accordance with the latest IEC 61280-4-1 Edition 2 standard. These latest IEC testing procedures use new encircled flux methods, which limit the negative impact on the accuracy of multimode fibre insertion loss and return loss test results. Encircled flux compliance reduces test variability by up to 75 per cent versus the previous test methods, helping eliminate false pass results that can degrade overall network performance. The more accurate encircled flux test methods indicated industry-leading performance margins of up to 60 per cent for all Siemon product tested.

To ensure these high performance levels are maintained in every plug and play assembly, Siemon performs 100 per cent automated end-face inspection of all fibre interfaces to IEC 61300-3-30 Ed 1.0 to limit contaminants and surface defects that significantly degrade system performance. Siemon also tests all of its multimode plug and play assemblies for insertion loss and return loss in both directions for both 850nm and 1300nm wavelengths and ships individual test results with every assembly.

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

For more information on Siemon's new armoured MTP plug and play fibre optic cable assemblies, as well as other Siemon network cabling innovations visit: www.siemon.com/uk/plug-and-play

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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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