Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Panduit delivers smallest diameter category 6A cabling system for high speed data transport

TINLEY PARK, USA: Panduit, a world-class developer and provider of Unified Physical InfrastructureSM based solutions, introduces the industry’s smallest diameter Category 6A copper cabling system.

This new TX6A-SD 10Gig UTP Copper Cabling System is part of Panduit’s High Speed Data Transport Solutions (HSDT) offering proven performance to ensure availability, reliability and scalability of mission critical systems.

Meeting standards body requirements up to 70 meters, this Category 6A system offers a 0.24 in. cable diameter for easier cable routing and increases fill capacity 115 percent over industry standard limits. This allows data center and other customers to quickly and easily deploy a 10GBASE-T solution while reducing energy costs and increasing thermal performance in high density environments. The superior cable management ensures proper airflow for improved network performance and availability.

“We analyzed our customers’ needs for data center cabling, and discovered that almost all data center channels are less than 70 meters. Taking this into account and applying our Matrix technology, we were able to greatly reduce the cable size while keeping margin above the Category 6A and Class EA specifications to provide our end-users with easy to use, trouble-free, risk-mitigating 10Gig ready cable plants,” stated Bob Dennelly, Panduit Division Manager of Copper Systems.

Panduit and industry leaders are working to provide cost-effective and seamless migration from Gigabit to 10Gigabit Ethernet. A 10GBASE-T Ecosystem with companies including Cisco and Intel was launched at Cisco Live in Barcelona to demonstrate the industry’s most complete end-to-end solution with investment protection. The demonstration incorporated the TX6A-SD 10Gig UTP Copper Cabling System.

“The 10GBASE-T ecosystem solution includes industry-leading switches and cabling from companies such as Cisco and Panduit, respectively, as well as a new generation of Intel adapters,” said Steve Schultz, director of marketing, Intel LAN Access Division. “10GBASE-T’s backward compatibility with Gigabit Ethernet and solid ecosystem give customers an easy migration path to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.”

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