Superior Essex - Leviton cabling system verified for 10GBASE-T

July 17, 2006 -- Superior Essex and Leviton Manufacturing jointly announced that the companies' NextLAN 10Gc copper cabling system has been verified to comply with the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission over copper cabling systems.

Jul 17th, 2006

Superior Essex and Leviton Manufacturing jointly announced that the companies' NextLAN 10Gc copper cabling system has been verified to comply with the newly ratified IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) transmission over copper cabling systems.

"The NextLAN 10Gc system has fully complied with the now-approved IEEE requirements from its date of introduction," comments Pete Newman, director of marketing for Leviton's voice and data units. "This verification to the ratified standard gives all of our existing 10Gc customers the assurance that their installed system will exceed the actual industry channel requirements that are now finalized."

According to the companies, the NextLAN 10Gc system was introduced in May 2005 and has since been installed into many enterprise locations throughout North America. The companies contend that the system is among the first UTP augmented Category 6 cabling systems to fully comply with the IEEE 10GBASE-T standard, while offering a guaranteed channel margin of 4 dB for Power Sum ACR, i.e. the effective signal-to-noise ratio of the cabling system.

"The ratification of the IEEE standard is an important milestone as it removes specification uncertainties for the manufacturers of 10GBASE-T switches, and will likely lead to the commercial availability of electronics within the year," concludes Paul Neveux, director of premises cable product management for Superior Essex. "For our customers, the promise of near-term 10 Gigabit Ethernet electronics is critical in their selection of the NextLAN 10Gc cabling system over lower performance cabling alternatives."

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