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ADC releases new additions to TrueNet CopperTen product portfolio

ADC today introduced a TrueNet CopperTen Augmented Category 6 termination block, surface mount box, and faceplate f...


January 10, 2006  


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ADC today introduced a TrueNet CopperTen Augmented Category 6 termination block, surface mount box, and faceplate for 10-gigabit Ethernet applications.

The new offerings are the latest addition to ADC’s Augmented Category 6 line of products, which it says make up the world’s first unshielded twisted pair (UTP) structured cabling system enabling 10-gigabit Ethernet transmission over a full 100 meter distance.

Designed to accommodate five incoming and five outgoing 4-pair Augmented Category 6 cables, the new termination block maintains distance between each 4- pair cable to meet Category 6A alien cross talk requirements and each IDC slot is colour-coded to allow for accurate termination.

It uses a disconnect feature making it ideal for Patch-by-Exception installations and can also be patched as a traditional cross-connect. In addition, the cable manager at the rear of the termination block ensures that cables are held in place securely without the need for Velcro ties.

“Typical UTP Category 6 cabling systems are hindered by the technical combination of insertion loss (a reduction in the amount of signal lost through impedance variation and attenuation) and alien crosstalk (interference from adjacent cables) at higher frequencies,” ADC said.

According to the company, both the surface mount box and faceplate serve as workstation mounting platforms for voice, video and data modular connectors, which increases workstation density in a single gang-mounting platform while optimizing Augmented Category 6 performance.

The mount box design allows for proper bend radius for Augmented Category 6 cables, and fits standard single-gang box or any furniture raceway opening. Likewise, the 4-port faceplate fits standard single-gang boxes.