Testing lab verifies that NextLAN UTP system passes performance requirements

Jan. 17, 2006 - Leviton, Superior Essex say Intertek/ETL Semko gave the verification.

Leviton and Superior Essex announced today that Intertek/ETL Semko, a national testing laboratory, has independently verified that the NextLAN UTP 10 Gigabit Ethernet Cabling System passes all TIA/EIA 568-B.2-10 Augmented Category 6, Draft 2 electrical performance requirements.

Compliance to these draft standard requirements is critical to ensuring that the installed cabling system will be capable of supporting upcoming 10GBase-T (10 Gigabit Ethernet) electronics. The 100-meter, four-connector channel test confirmed that the NextLAN 10GC System significantly exceeded 100% of the required parameters including alien crosstalk, attenuation and return loss.

Developed through a research and engineering alliance, the NextLAN 10GC System was introduced in mid-2005 and combines Leviton eXtreme 10G UTP connectors, patch panels and patch cords with Superior Essex 10Gain UTP cable. The system is designed to eliminate the adverse effects of alien crosstalk using the patented Cone of Silence on Leviton connectors and patch panels, and the noise-suppressing twist design in Superior Essex's circular cross-section cable design. NextLAN 10GC is designed to offer advanced performance guaranteed to exceed current TIA/EIA 568-B.2-10 Ethernet cabling requirements, including a 4dB margin guarantee for PSACR.

Leviton Voice & Data, a division of Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., specializes in the design, development, and production of electrical, telecommunications and structured cabling connectivity products.

Superior Essex Inc. manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products.

For more information visit www.levitonvoicedata.com or

www.superioressex.com.

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