The max 6 module uses Tri-Balance technology--a combination of pair-balancing techniques in the modular jack, printed circuit board, and punchdown block--to exceed all proposed Category 6 requirements on both a component and channel basis, from 1 to 250 megahertz. According to the manufacturer, when the module is combined with the MC6 modular cord, the connection exceeds all proposed Category 6 connecting-hardware specifications. Additionally, the combination of the max 6 module and MC6 modular patch cord is backward-compatible with existing categories and classes.
The MC6 uses patent-pending KeyBar technology, and the manufacturer has developed an S310 punchdown block that is used in the system. The company has documented the worst-case and typical product performance of all transmission parameters referenced in published and pending standards in a series of reports and offers those reports to inquirers. Other reports published in conjunction with the release of these products include two studies on backward compatibility and one study on the methodology that can be used to independently verify the products` performance.
THE SIEMON CO.