New network infrastructure offerings for harsh environments include Ruggedized G2 LC Fiber Adapters, Ruggedized Category 6 UTP Patch Cords and DIN Rail Patch Panels. An addition to the company’s existing Ruggedized LC Fiber Solution, the new Gen2 (G2) Ruggedized LC adapters combine the performance of the LC fiber connectivity with durable IP66/IP67 ruggedized shells equal to harsh environments.
Like the current G2 Ruggedized Z-MAX copper outlets, the G2 Ruggedized LC adapters are inserted from the front with the locking nut positioned behind the faceplate. This allows the use of an aggressive locking nut that fully tightens without tools. Compatible with all Ruggedized Surface Mount Boxes and Ruggedized Stainless Steel Faceplates, the G2 Ruggedized LC adapters are available in both bulkhead and inline (coupler) options to support installation in a wide range of environments. A G2 Ruggedized outlet dust cap is also available for protecting unused outlets following installation.
All Ruggedized LC adapters now feature ceramic alignment sleeves that provide a tighter tolerance for optimum core-to-core alignment when mating. With the growing demand of OM3 and OM4 multimode fiber, the company has also expanded its Ruggedized LC offering to include aqua LC adapters to identify OM3 or OM4 fiber connections. New Ruggedized Category 6 UTP Patch Cords are constructed using a flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer outer jacket over a polyvinyl chloride inner jacket that allows for a 60 percent greater temperature range than standard commercial-grade cords. They are available with a Ruggedized IP66/IP67 plug on one end and either a Ruggedized IP66/IP67 or standard modular RJ45 plug on the other end. Combined with a -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) temperature range, high flex construction, oil resistant jacket and an indoor/outdoor rating, the cords provide end-to-end category 6 channel performance in harsh environments.
Suited for mounting inside control cabinets, equipment enclosures or onto other standard 35-mm DIN rails, the new DIN Rail Patch Panels offer quick patching for fiber or copper-based Industrial Ethernet and feature an angled design for low-profile cable routing. They include a single opening that accepts up to four MAX or ZMAX copper RJ45-based outlets, as well as a version that accepts Siemon RIC adapter plates. — www.siemon.com/ruggedized