Siemon Category 6A F/UTP Shielded Outside Plant Cable

By News Release | August 10, 2015

Siemon extends the benefits of Category 6A shielded cabling to harsh outdoor environments.  

SiemonSiemon Category 6A F/UTP Shielded Outside Plant Cable announced the expansion of its comprehensive line of copper cable with category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP) to provide superior performance and support for the latest applications in outside environments. Meeting TIA and ISO performance requirements for shielded class EA/category 6A, this robust shielded cable is ideal for extending network access to outdoor satellite facilities such as temporary classrooms, offices, or trailers in a campus environment and for supporting a wide range of outdoor devices such as cameras, wireless access points, point-of-sale kiosks, access control devices, and emergency call boxes.

Suitable for harsh and wet environments where fiber optic cable is not appropriate, the Category 6A shielded OSP cable’s four pairs are segregated by an innovative separator, filled with non-conductive water-blocking gel to prevent moisture ingress and then surrounded by an inner polyolefin jacket. A rugged UV-resistant outer jacket is applied over a layer of water-blocking aramid yarns with a super-absorbent polymer and an aluminum foil shield that delivers superior RFI and EMI protection.

“It is well known that shielded Category 6A’s stable transmission is better able to support the latest high-speed applications such as 10GBASE-T and HDBaseT, while also offering improved heat dissipation properties and insertion loss performance to handle increased operating temperatures,” said Candace Achenbach, global product manager for Siemon. “With the digital revolution and networks rapidly migrating outside of the protected premise, our new Category 6A shielded OSP cable ensures support for the latest applications in harsher outdoor environments.”

Siemon’s Category 6A F/UTP OSP Cable can be used in direct burial, lashed aerial, duct, and underground conduit installations, including under concrete slabs and other wet locations. Sequential measurement markings on the cable jacket and an integrated rip cord offer easy installation, and termination is compatible with Siemon’s Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets, Ruggedized Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets, and TERA 7A outlets and plugs.

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