Siemon provides guidance for SPE retrofit, future-proof and day-one installations

Dec. 17, 2020
Siemon's latest Tech Brief imparts design and installation guidance for support of Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) using the Siemon TERA cabling system in retrofit, future-proof and day-one OT and IT deployments.
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Siemon announced that its latest Tech Brief document imparts design and installation guidance for support of Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) using the Siemon TERA cabling system in retrofit, future-proof and day-one operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) deployments.

As explained in the latest Siemon Tech Brief:

Siemon’s fully-shielded TERA solution supports 10BASE-T1L SPE applications over distances of up to 400 m (1,300 ft) for monitoring and controlling simple, low-speed devices used in commercial OT enterprise environments. The TERA solution’s superior noise immunity and headroom also robustly supports 2- and 4-pair 10/100/1000BASE-T and 10GBASE-T Ethernet IT applications over distances of up to 100 m (328 ft) in environments up to 70°C (150°F).

The new tech brief further outlines how TERA’s unique cable-sharing ability enables installed TERA 4-pair permanent links to easily be retrofitted to support SPE applications, while new TERA components can be deployed to support both future IT and OT device connections, as well as new permanent links dedicated to SPE networks and devices.

“Siemon is pleased to provide guidance on how our industry-leading TERA cabling solution offers the flexibility and performance to support a range of topologies that help pave the way for IT-OT convergence,” said Valerie Maguire, Siemon’s Distinguished Engineer and Chief Editor for the IEEE Std 802.3cg-2019 Single-Pair Ethernet amendment.

Maguire added, “TERA equipment outlets used in conjunction with service concentration point outlets housed in Siemon zone enclosures offers the added benefit of simplified labelling and administration and shorter, easy-to-manage links to devices or outlets serving multiple devices.”

Siemon notes that its TERA 10BASE-T1L SPE cabling solution is compatible with traditional 1-pair screw terminal interface connections, as well as 1-pair pluggable equipment connections to accommodate 10BASE-T1L equipment and devices that have not yet gained broad market presence.

The new tech brief also includes a graphical example that clearly demonstrates how to deploy TERA components in a retrofit, future-proof and day-one security application using both 10BASE-T1L SPE for low-speed access control devices and 10GBASE-T ready 4-pair Ethernet for higher-speed surveillance cameras.

To learn more, access Siemon’s latest Tech Brief by visiting:

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