Leviton announced on Feb. 14 that it has completed improvements to its high-quality copper patch cord line, resulting in an enhanced portfolio of Cat 6A and Cat 6 products.
Per a Leviton press release, all of the patch cords are now equipped with a new compact plug-and-boot design to provide better flexibility, durability and reduced bend radius, while delivering data rates up to 10 Gb/s.
The launch of the improved products completes a comprehensive effort to streamline the patch cord line, said the company, enhancing the products' performance for growing numbers of applications.
The company said improved cords will give network managers an enhanced solution for addressing applications such as wireless access points, smart building devices and PoE installations. Per the company, the new streamlined and enhanced Leviton Patch Cord line includes the following products:
- Cat 6A Small OD High-Flex Patch Cords (part no. H6A10) – Dual-rated Low Smoke Zero Halogen and CM for use anywhere in the world
- Cat 6A Standard Patch Cords (part no. 6AS10)
- Cat 6A Plenum Patch Cords (part no. 6ASP0)
- Cat 6 Small OD High-Flex Patch Cords (part no. 6H460) – dual-rated Low Smoke Zero Halogen and CM for use anywhere in the world
- Cat 6 Standard Patch Cords (part no. 6D460)
As part of Leviton's new Millennium copper systems, the company said "these patch cords represent a high-quality component in end-to-end copper solutions for networks all over the world, aiding network managers in simplifying network management and deployments."
Kirk Krahn, senior product manager at Leviton Network Solutions, added:
"These patch cords are a key part of our end-to-end global copper systems, allowing our customers to streamline and standardize their networks all around the globe. Not only will these cords allow network administrators to deploy devices more easily for Wi-Fi and IoT applications, but the compact plug and boot will allow for easier work in congested spaces."
All patch cords are available in seven different colors and in a variety of lengths, from 6 inches to 50 feet. The Cat 6 and Cat 6A patch cords are available through the manufacturer's extensive distribution network.