Siemon has announced the launch of its end-to-end TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system, delivering transmission performance up to 2 GHz to support emerging high-speed 25 and 40 Gigabit (25/40GBASE-T) applications in data center switch-to-server applications.
Siemon’s TERA Category 8.2 System includes cable, patch cords, connectors and pre-terminated cable assemblies. The system is founded on Siemon’s TERA connector that was originally chosen as the ISO/IEC 11801 interface for category 7A/Class FA and that also now meets Category 8.2 compliance. Combining the TERA connector with category 8.2 S/FTP 2000 MHz cable and patch cords delivers a complete end-to-end system that exceeds ISO/IEC category 8.2/Class II specifications for 2-connector, 30-meter Class II channels in the data center.
Siemon’s end-to-end TERA Category 8.2 system can be easily certified using new TERA adapters recently released by Fluke Networks for their Versiv DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer, which demonstrates high levels of accuracy when compared to laboratory measurements.
Siemon’s TERA-to-RJ45 patch cords are ideal for 2-connector switch-to-server connections in middle-of-row (MoR) and end-of-row (EoR) configurations, while available Category 8-compatible RJ45-to-RJ45 patch cords enable direct attach switch-to-server connections in top-of-rack (ToR) configurations. The TERA outlet and plug are backwards compatible with Category 7A/Class FA cabling systems which allows for both flexibility and future-proof performance, making TERA ideal for data centers, health care imaging, and financial applications.