Siemon’s TERA copper trunking cable assemblies provide an efficient and cost effective alternative to individual field-terminated components. Combining factory terminated and tested TERA outlets and fully shielded Siemon category 7A TERA cable, Siemon TERA trunking cable assemblies offer industry leading performance to 10 Gb/s and beyond. Standard configurations also help maintain consistent cable layout, facilitate efficient moves, adds and changes and significantly reduce scrap versus typical field installation. Major Product Features: 6-leg, double ended construction Presents a smaller profile when pulling Straight cut Allows left, right or center exit Terminated with TERA outlets Unique closed mesh sheath Ensures snag-free handling Material properties match the cable jacket Robust breakout kit Maintains cable orientation and prevents crossing Pre-attached pulling eye to aid installation Each leg is labeled for proper module orientation Utilizes high quality category 7A S/FTP Siemon cable Utilizes TERA outlets, factory terminated and tested for performance to 10 Gb/s and beyond Six-leg, double-ended design presents a smaller profile when pulling Unique breakout kit creates optimal cable orientation and limits cable crossing High-strength closed mesh sheath ensures snag-free handling Each cable assembly is coded with a unique identification number for administrative purposes
TERA-MAX patch panels provide outstanding performance and reliability in a shielded, high-density modular solution. As outlets are snapped into place, resilient ground tabs assure that each outlet is properly grounded for maximum protection from outside interference. No secondary outlet grounding operations are required, reducing overall installation time. High Density – 24 ports in 1U Port Identification - Bold port numbering enables quick identification of outlets Durable – Lightweight, high strength steel with black or metallic finish Angled TERA-MAX – Allows direct routing of cables to vertical managers, eliminating the need for horizontal cable managers
Siemon offers multiple CT adapter options for TERA and UTP MAX outlets to extend use of CT faceplates and other CT accessories beyond the use of CT couplers. Siemon`s new angled CT adapter allows TERA and MAX outlets to be mounted in CT faceplates and other accessories with CT openings. The adapter provides an angled work area mounting solution while using flat outlets, particularly useful in TERA applications. By orienting the outlets at an angle, it also reduces the mounting depth requirements to overcome shallow back boxes and other application challenges. Siemon`s new horizontal angled CT adapter allows TERA and MAX outlets to be mounted in CT faceplates and other accessories with CT openings. By orienting the outlets at an angle, this adapter reduces the mounting depth requirements to overcome shallow back boxes and other application challenges. This solution is particularly useful when using TERA in modular furniture or raceway installations where the cable is run horizontally. Note: Not compatible with screened MAX modules. Part of the TERA cabling system.
Siemon’s TERA 1000 MHz cable perfectly complements the performance of our TERA outlets. Siemon cable exceeds all TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC requirements for category 7/class F transmission performance. Utilizing Siemon cable is the ideal way to ensure optimum channel performance and is essential for a complete end-to-end warranted system. Pairs individually shielded with foil Sequential measurement markings on jacket Overall braid screen LS0H jacket Cable Construction S/FTP 0.57mm (0.023 in.) (23 AWG) solid bare copper 8.4mm (0.33 in.) max jacket diameter Pairs individually shielded with aluminum-polyester foil Overall tinned-copper braid Compliance ISO/IEC 11801:2002 (category 7) IEC 61156-5:2002 (Including transfer impedance and coupling attenuation) LS0H: IEC 60332-1, IEC 60754, and IEC 61034
Siemon’s TERA 600 MHz F/FTP cable perfectly complements the performance of our TERA outlets. Siemon cable exceeds all TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC requirements for category 7/class F transmission performance. Utilizing Siemon cable is the ideal way to ensure optimum channel performance and is essential for a complete end-to-end warranted system. The TERA 600 MHz F/FTP cable is compatible with TERA outlets. Pairs individually shielded with foil Sequential measurement markings on jacket Overall aluminum/polyester foil LS0H jacket Cable Construction F/FTP 0.57mm (0.023 in.) solid bare copper 8.4mm (0.33 in.) max jacket diameter Pairs individually shielded with aluminum-polyester foil Overall aluminum/polyester foil tape Compliance ISO/IEC 11801:2002 category 7 IEC 61156-5:2002 category 7 LS0H: IEC 60332-1, IEC 60754, and IEC 61034
Part of the TERA cabling solution, TERA-to-TERA patch cords deliver twice the bandwidth of category 7A/class FA specifications when combined with the TERA outlet. TERA delivers up to 1.2 GHz of bandwidth per pair, providing the extra bandwidth critical for demanding applications like Broadband Video, with an upper frequency requirement of 862 MHz. Facilitated by 1- and 2-pair patch cords, TERA’s extended performance also supports cable sharing — the simultaneous convergence of video, voice and data onto a single 4-pair cable and outlet. 4-pair TERA-to-TERA supports category 7A/class FA performance to 10Gb/s and beyond Standard compliant interface — recognized within ISO/IEC 11801 Ed. 2.0 2-pair TERA-to-screened category 5e MC modular plug for 10/100 Ethernet, VoIP and video over IP 4-pair TERA-to-screened augmented category 6A MC modular plug for 1G/10G Ethernet performance 1-pair TERA-to-TERA for analog voice and video patching. Video balun cord also available 1-pair TERA-to-RJ11 for analog voice
TERA outlets are the industry’s highest performing network cabling connectors. Outlets accept 1-, 2- and 4-pair plugs and terminate fully shielded category 7/class F cables. TERA outlets can be used in both the work area and in the telecommunications room.
The TERA cable preparation tool uses a patent pending process to significantly reduce the time required to prepare fully shielded (S/FTP) cable. The tool includes an insert die with a blade, which is specifically designed to accurately strip the jacket and foil from 4-pair fully shielded cable without damaging the conductors. A template is also included to pre-align cable pairs and ensure proper pair positioning during termination.
TERA CATV baluns provide the optimum solution for the transmission of TV or CATV signals over structured cabling systems that were historically limited to voice and data transmission. These products convert the unbalanced TV signals designed for coaxial cabling (75 Ohm impedance) to balanced signals (100 Ohm impedance) as required for transmission over twisted pair (balanced) cabling. The TERA CATV adapters are specified and useable to 862 MHz. The 1-pair TERA to PAL and TERA to F-Type patch cords utilize an integrated balun. The 1-pair shielded TERA to shielded RJ45 patch cord allows connection to third-party RJ45 baluns. One cord used on each end of the video channel Minimizes cabling material and labor costs by consolidating applications on a single cable Only occupies a single pair in a TERA system to allow cable sharing Enables video transmission over structured cabling PAL or F-Type connector (IEC 60169-24) with integrated balun to interface with common video equipment
Category 7 Cable
Category 7 cable (CAT7), (ISO/IEC 11801:2002 category 7/class F), is a cable standard for Ethernet and other interconnect technologies that can be made to be backwards compatible with traditional CAT5 and CAT6 Ethernet cable. CAT7 features even more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise than CAT6. To achieve this, shielding has been added for individual wire pairs and the cable as a whole.
The CAT7 cable standard has been created to allow 10-gigabit Ethernet over 100 meters of copper cabling. The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just like the earlier standards. CAT7 can be terminated either with RJ-45 compatible GG45 electrical connectors which incorporate the RJ-45 standard or with TERA connectors. When combined with GG-45 connectors, CAT7 cable is rated for transmission frequencies of up to 600 MHz. When combined with TERA connectors, CAT7 cable is rated for transmission frequencies above 600 MHz.
Other categories of network cables
Cat 1: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously used for POTS telephone communications, ISDN and doorbell wiring.
Cat 2: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously was frequently used on 4Mbit/s token ring networks.
Cat 3: Current cable standard, used for data networks utilizing frequencies up to 16 MHz. Popular for 10 Mbit/s Ethernet networks.
Cat 4: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Provided performance of up to 20 MHz, and was frequently used on 16Mbit/s token ring networks.
Cat 6: Defined by the ANSI TIA/EIA 568B-2.1. It provides performance of up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5 and 5e.
Cat 6a: Operates at frequencies up to 500MHz and provides up to 10Gbit/s
Cat 7: Draft standard, proposed to include four individually-shielded pairs
CAT5, CAt5e, CAt6 and CAt7 Patch Cable Performance Specification Chart
Cat5 Patch Cables
and Class D with additional
and FDAM 2
Cat5e Patch Cables ('568-A-5)
Cat6 Patch Cables
Class E (Performance at
250 MHz shown
Cat7 Patch Cables
Class F (Performance at
600 MHz shown