ITS verifies performance of communications cabling

May 31, 2001 StraightlineSupply.com received independent verification that two of the communications cabling brands it stocks and distributes meet Category 5e performance standards.

May 31, 2001 StraightlineSupply.com received independent verification that two of the communications cabling brands it stocks and distributes meet Category 5e performance standards.

"In March, 2001, Wolverine Cable Products and Sencat Network Products were independently tested by ITS (Intertek Testing Services), a division of ETL Semko (www.etlsemko.com), to verify and certify performance as defined in TSB-67 to the requirements of TIA/EIA 568A-5 for Category 5e cabling systems," said Michael Chambon, vice president of sales and marketing for StraightlineSupply.com. "Wolverine Category 5e cable and Sencat Category 5e patch panels and modular inserts were tested in a four connector channel configuration. On March 9, 2001, ITS verified in a report that testing verifies performance exceeding Category 5e standards…providing our customers with the headroom needed to ensure a smooth installation and certification testing."

A full summary of the test report is available for review at the StraightlineSupply.com web site (www.straightlinesupply.com), to allow users to ensure that the products they specify and purchase for their structured cabling systems meet or exceed industry standards.

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