The Siemon Company's TERA connector has received committee draft approval from the International Electrotechnical Commission.
With this vote, TERA has cleared what was the largest and most difficult hurdle in the road toward international standardization.
IEC 61076-3-104 interface has come one step closer to full international standardization. This vote of 18 countries represents a milestone in structured cabling. The vote means that a non-RJ style connector has passed the committee ballot stage, signifying international support for its use with voice, data and video applications over four-pair 100-ohm balanced cabling systems.
"This represents positive progress for Category 7 and sets a tremendous precedent for the industry," says John Siemon, vice president of engineering for The Siemon Company. "International standards approval of a single non-RJ style connector for 100-ohm balanced cabling is a significant accomplishment, setting the stage for global market acceptance in commercial premises and home cabling."
Siemon says with independently certified reliability and transmission performance to 1.2 GHz, the TERA connector has opened the door for true broadband delivery over balanced cabling.
TERA is a fully shielded (SSTP) solution and offers superior immunity to ingress noise and electromagnetic interference.
The Siemon Company, which manufactures structured cabling products, is based in Watertown, Conn. For more information visit