Siemon announces additions to the BladePatch® product line
- 13 October, 2005 12:17
<p>Designed for high-density Blade Servers in data centres, server farms and other high-density environments, this innovative line of RJ45 compatible patch cords with push-pull latch is now available in Category 6 UTP and Screened Category 5e versions.</p>
<p>SYDNEY, October 13 — Siemon has introduced Category 6 UTP and Screened Category 5e versions of its BladePatch patch cord.</p>
<p>The BladePatch is a unique RJ45-style patch cord which can be inserted and removed without the need to depress an external latch. The patented push-pull internal latching mechanism locks the plug into position when pushed into the outlet or patch panel, and is removed by simply pulling back on the boot.</p>
<p>BladePatch's unique latching design requires less "finger space" around each patch cord. Also featuring a slimmer boot design, it is ideal for high-density patching environments. While BladePatch is designed to work with any RJ45-style outlet or patch panel, its ideal use is with blade servers.</p>
<p>"BladePatch is designed with a slimmer boot than other patch cords, allowing tight side-stackability. When a telecommunications closet or data centre uses BladePatch patch cords in tandem with blade servers, they have the ultimate in high-density solutions," says Darren McSorley, Education and Technical Support, Siemon Australia.</p>
<p>Previously available in Siemon's highest-performance 10 Gigabit capable 10G 6™ versions, the addition of Cat 6 UTP and Screened 5e versions allows the BladePatch line to support nearly all high-density patching needs.</p>
<p>"We developed the 10G 6 BladePatch first, knowing that the performance needs of large enterprise data centres would drive them to a 10 Gigabit capable solution," said McSorley. "Since then, we found that even organisations that do not yet require 10 Gigabit still struggle with patching density. The new Category 6 UTP and 5e Screened BladePatch cords are a direct response to that market need."</p>
<p>All BladePatch patch cords are compatible with standards-based RJ45 outlets and meet FCC68.500 and IEC 60603-7 specifications, ensuring reliability and long-term resistance to humidity-based corrosion, extreme temperatures and airborne contaminants. This UL-listed and 100% transmission-tested patch cord is also compatible with both T568A and T568B wiring schemes which allows it to accommodate all Ethernet applications. It features Siemon's patented cross-pair metallic isolator and 360° crimp, which maintain pair geometry and and eliminates deformation, resulting in high transmission performance.</p>
<p>To find out more about Siemon's new BladePatch and other Siemon innovations, visit www.siemon.com.</p>
<p>Established in 1903, Siemon is a family-owned industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of unshielded, shielded, twisted-pair copper and fibre cabling systems available. With over 400 active patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.</p>
<p>Siemon’s Australian head office is located in Allambie Heights, Sydney, with offices also located in Brisbane and Melbourne.</p>
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<p>Alana Patton David Frost
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