Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the addition of fully shielded SkinnyPatch category 6A modular patch cords to its comprehensive line of high-performance copper cabling solutions. The new cords deliver superior category 6A shielded performance and feature a reduced diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow and increased flexibility in high density data centre environments.

With a 28 AWG stranded copper construction that enables a smaller cable diameter of just 5.5 mm, SkinnyPatch category 6A S/FTP modular patch cords offer a significantly tighter bend radius for easier cable routing and enhanced cable management to facilitate moves, adds and changes in tight spaces. The overall smaller diameter provides pathway savings in racks and cabinets whilst maximising airflow for improved equipment reliability. At the same time, the fully shielded (S/FTP) construction of these cords delivers superior transmission and enhanced alien crosstalk performance over unshielded (UTP) cords, for deployment in high density patching areas in 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-T) switch-to-server applications.

“The use of 28 AWG patch cords has grown significantly in popularity due to concerns surrounding restricted airflow in today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces where high density patching areas are commonplace,” says Lee Funnell, technical manager EMEA for Siemon. “Our new SkinnyPatch category 6A shielded modular patch cords provide the exceptional shielded cable performance that our customers have come to expect from Siemon, whilst offering them a smaller diameter to improve airflow, accessibility, routing and space savings in these tighter spaces.”

The new patch cords exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 and ISO/IEC 11801:2002 performance standards as confirmed by Intertek, an independent third party test lab. SkinnyPatch category 6A plug technology features Siemon’s patented cross pair isolator for exceptional NEXT performance and innovative 360-degree crimp for excellent plug-to-cable strain relief.

To learn more about SkinnyPatch 6A S/FTP modular patch cords, please visit www.siemon.com.