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Panduit Intros Smallest Category 6A Copper Cabling as Part of HSDT Solutions
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June 23, 2010

Panduit Intros Smallest Category 6A Copper Cabling as Part of HSDT Solutions

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Unified Physical Infrastructure provider, Panduit has introduced the smallest diameter Category 6A copper cabling available in the industry. The new TX6A-SD 10Gig UTP Copper Cabling System is designed as part of Panduit's High Speed Data Transport (HSDT) Solutions.

Panduit's HSDT solutions are designed to deliver proven performance to ensure mission critical systems are available, reliable and scalable. The new Category 6A system meets standards body requirements of up to 70 meters and offers a 0.24 in. cable diameter for easier cable routing. The solution also increases fill capacity 115 percent over industry standard limits.

Such a design allows the data center - as well as other customers - to quickly and easily deploy a 10GBASE-T solution while reducing energy costs and increasing thermal performance in high density environments. With superior cable management, proper airflow is supported for improved network performance and availability.

"We analyzed our customers' needs for data center cabling, and discovered that almost all data center channels are less than 70 meters," said Bob Dennelly, Panduit division manager of copper systems, in a company statement.

"Taking this into account and applying our Matrix technology, we were able to greatly reduce the cable size while keeping margin above the Category 6A and Class EA specifications to provide our end-users with easy to use, trouble-free, risk-mitigating 10Gig ready cable plants," added Dennelly.

Industry leaders are working alongside Panduit to provide cost-effective and seamless migration from Gigabit to 10Gigabit Ethernet. In fact, a 10GBASE-T Ecosystem designed with Cisco and Intel (News - Alert) was launched at Cisco Live in Barcelona. Incorporating the TX6A-SD 10Gig UTP Copper Cabling System, this demonstration focused on the end-to-end solution that delivers investment protection.

"The 10GBASE-T ecosystem solution includes industry-leading switches and cabling from companies such as Cisco (News - Alert) and Panduit, respectively, as well as a new generation of Intel adapters," said Steve Schultz, director of marketing, Intel LAN Access Division. "10GBASE-T's backward compatibility with Gigabit Ethernet and solid ecosystem give customers an easy migration path to 10 Gigabit Ethernet."

This week, Panduit is taking its UPI approach to the virtual world with the UPI Virtual Symposium. This virtual event provides insight for those who missed Panduit's "Nature of Transformation" UPI Symposium and World Headquarters Grand Opening Event on June 14 and 15.

The event will feature a number of keynote presentations from the event and will be delivered by key industry players from Panduit, Gensler, Cisco, Rockwell, Forrester (News - Alert) and more.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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