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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2010/07/17 - The standard, ISO/IEC 24764,requires copper cabling to support a minimum frequency of at least 500MHz.
Nexans, global expert in cables and cabling solutions, has welcomed the latest data centre standard from the international standards organisation ISO. The standard, ISO/IEC 24764, was published in April and requires copper cabling to support a minimum frequency of at least 500MHz. This effectively limits data centre copper cabling to Class EA (500MHz), Class F (600MHz) or Class FA 1000MHz) cabling and an RJ45 compatible connector interface.
“Nexans is delighted that our GG45 connector was re-elected as the interface for Class F and Class FA. The new standard is important as it harmonises the requirements for copper cable and connectors used for data centres with the same products defined for use in office buildings. This new data centre standard will help our customers in the Middle East to ensure that their data centres are ready to handle bandwidths of 40G and more, not only with fibre, but also with copper cabling solutions” says Tarek Helmy, Regional Director Gulf and Middle East of Nexans Cabling Solutions.
The new data centre standard specifies the use of IEC 60603-7 RJ45 compatible connectors for copper cabling and specifically the IEC 60603-7-71 GG45 connector for Cat 7 and Cat 7A cabling. Only in installations where cable sharing is used inside of data centres are other interfaces allowed.
Martin Rossbach, Director Product Marketing for Nexans said: “Once again ISO has recognised the importance of backwards compatibility for data centre design, and specified a connector which provides this. The specified IEC 60603-7-71 connector is the Nexans’ GG45™ connector, which is compatible with all RJ45 legacy equipment and also allows organisations to future-proof their data centres by supporting bandwidths of 40G and higher.”
Nexans (nexans.co.uk), the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments: from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotives, electronics, aeronautics, material handling and automation.
Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and engagement, and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future.
With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 22,700 people and had sales in 2009 of 5 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
In the field of LAN Cabling Systems, Nexans offer a complete range of products and value added services providing improved reliability and reduced cost of ownership for Network Managers and an unrivalled choice of solutions to a global customer base.