Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, today announced the next generation of its popular category 6 UTP MC6 patch cord. Featuring new reduced-diameter cable and low-profile, ultra-slim strain relief boot, the new MC6 cords meet or exceed all category 6 standards.
The redesigned MC6 cords are constructed with a new 250MHz-rated 26 AWG stranded cable that reduces cable diameter, improving cord flexibility while still exceeding the standards set forth by ISO/IEC 11801:2002 and ANSI/TIA-568-C.2. To support a broader range of global regulations and requirements, this high-performance cable features a dual LS0H/CM (Low Smoke Zero Halogen and CM rating from UL in the USA) rated jacket.
Also featuring an enhanced low-profile boot, the new MC6 cords are side-stackable, supporting ultra high-density patching environments such as network switches and blade servers. The clear boot also provides an integrated “cantilevered” latch protection feature that not only limits snagging when removing cords, but also allows the latch to be operated from further back on the plug.
Said Dan Vout, marketing manager EMEA with Siemon “This low profile design and extended latch allows easier installation and removal of the cords in high-density environments. Additionally, this ultra-slim boot delivers extremely robust cable strain relief, maintaining performance critical bend radius while maximizing flexibility and ensuring excellent cable retention.”
This strengthening feature, coupled with Siemon’s patented internal cross-pair metallic isolator and 360-degree crimp, maintains cable pair geometry and eliminates deformation, resulting in higher transmission performance.
The new RJ45 cords have also been enhanced with a unique colour-coding clip feature. Available in a variety of colours, these snap on clips can be added or removed while the plug is inserted or disengaged, allowing greater flexibility in patch field identification and management.
All Siemon MC6 patch cords are compatible with standards-based RJ45 outlets and meet IEC 60603-7 and FCC68.500 specifications, ensuring reliability and long-term resistance to humidity-based corrosion, extreme temperatures and airborne contaminants. This 100 per cent transmission-tested and UL-listed patch cord is also compatible with both T568A and T568B wiring schemes, which allows it to accommodate all applicable Ethernet applications. Featuring clear boots, the dual LS0H/CM rated cords are available in multiple colours and in standard lengths up to 7.5 metres.
For more information on Siemon’s enhanced MC6 patch cords, as well as other Siemon network cabling and connectivity innovations, visit www.siemon.com/e-catalog
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.
Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance. The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems. In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets. With over 400 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.