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Three of Siemon’s 10G ip copper cabling systems pass Anixter’s 10GBASE-T testing

According to recent lab testing, three of Siemon's 10G ip copper cabling solutions have passed the Anixter Enterpri...


October 7, 2005  


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According to recent lab testing, three of Siemon’s 10G ip copper cabling solutions have passed the Anixter Enterprise Cabling Lab’s 10GBASE-T requirements.

Siemon’s newly-developed 10G 6A UTP solution as well as existing 10G 6A F/UTP and Category 7/Class F TERA products comply to all Anixter 10GBASE-T performance parameters, including alien crosstalk limits.

First-generation Siemon 10G UTP products, launched in 2003, do not comply to Anixter Lab’s alien crosstalk test requirements, based on the latest 10GBASE-T draft proposals.

The IEEE 802.3an standard outlining 10 Gigabit transmission over copper cabling is scheduled to publish in July 2006.

It is anticipated that 10GBASE-T equipment will reach greater affordability and is expected to settle at about one-third the current cost of a 10G fiber port by 2008, further driving the projected adoption of 10Gb/s copper.

A preview of these 10Gb/s projections is already underway, Siemon said in a release issued today: “There is a growing list of enterprises, including many Global 500 companies that see the benefits of installing 10 Gigabit-ready cabling today.

“Although the immediate performance boost of a 10Gb/s cabling plant plays a role in their decisions, the primary driver is assuring longevity of the cabling plant while minimizing total cost of ownership.

“It is becoming more accepted and understood that the 10 Gb/s networking trend is real and must be incorporated in any long term network planning.

“This trend is further supported by other industry specifications, such as the new TIA 942 Data Center Standard, recommending infrastructure designs capable of accommodating growth without the need to revisit cabling capability.”