Avaya adds GigaSpeed XL to Systimax family

April 18, 2002
April 18, 2002--The manufacturer says its new offerings allow six-connection channels of Category 6 systems.

Avaya (www.avaya.com) recently introduced the Systimax GigaSpeed XL series of twisted-pair cabling solutions. The GigaSpeed XL7 system delivers near-end crosstalk performance 6 dB beyond the draft Category 6 standards, Avaya says. The XL8 system achieves NEXT performance 7 dB beyond the draft Category 6 specifications.

"While the current draft standard specifies only four connections per channel, the GigaSpeed XL solution will support the use of six connections in any length channel and still deliver a minimum of 4 dB NEXT margin," Avaya said when announcing the systems' introduction.

The GigaSpeed XL solution is available with the new 71E or 81E series cable. Components in the offer include new patch panels, a new information outlet, and new patch cords.

According to Avaya, it has combined its manufacturing processes with proprietary design tools including Modal Decomposition Modeling, Connector Field Pattern Modeling, and Cable Twist Accuracy Technology to achieve the XL7 and XL8's NEXT performance.

"Our proprietary design tools enable us to analyze, design, and deliver a cabling solution that allows enterprise network operators to significantly reduce network downtime and transmission errors by addressing issues of poor component performance or mismatched cabling and components," says Luc Adriaenssens, director of Systimax research and development.

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