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Panduit Expands Industry-Leading Network Cabling Solution for High Density Applications

September 9, 2015, Tinley Park, IL

TINLEY PARK, IL (September 9, 2015) – Panduit Corp., the leading global provider of small diameter 28-AWG cabling solutions, has added UTP and Shielded Category 6A performance patch cords to its 28-AWG offering. With a diameter of only 0.185 inch for both UTP and Shielded versions, the new Category 6A patch cords occupy just 45% of the space of standard Category 6A 24-AWG patch cords, bringing the advantages of higher cabling density and increased pathway capacity to users of 10GBASE-T networks.

Due to their significantly smaller size, more than twice as many 28-AWG patch cords can fit within existing pathways as compared to typical 24-AWG cords, providing immediate relief for congested pathways simply by using the smaller size cords. In addition, the new cords allow up to 27% more open space between cords which provides increased visibility of port numbers and more room for accessing plugs and routing cords, providing unmatched ease of management in high density rack and panel configurations as compared to 24-AWG patch cords. As an indication of the growing market acceptance of these smaller diameter cords, Panduit has passed the 1 million mark in the total number of 28-AWG patch cords sold in 2015, as they are used increasingly in telecommunications rooms and data centers worldwide.

"The demand for small diameter cabling solutions continues to grow, showing that IT managers around the globe value the space-savings benefits these offerings bring,” said Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit Enterprise Business. “As more types of Enterprise systems are networked, it is driving the need to fit more equipment into over-burdened telecommunication rooms and data centers. Panduit 28-AWG patch cords are a key piece of the solution that helps maximize this valuable real estate."

Learn more about how Panduit's 28-AWG cabling can help optimize space within your telecommunication room or data center.

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Panduit offers an end-to-end network infrastructure solution that delivers best-in-class network performance with superior quality, operational efficiency and easy installation. Innovative network infrastructure offerings from Panduit help you maximize your space and network investment, while providing the connectivity that businesses demand in today’s global world. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. For more information, visit www.panduit.com