Plug and Patch

Ortonics is offering its new, UTP-enhanced, high-performance Patch Cords with a patented Paralign plug design as a key component of the Ortonics GigaMo+ Category 6 and NetClear channel solutions. The Paralign plug design ensures high performance, high channel capacity and throughput consistently and reliably for the most demanding applications, such as Gigabit and the emerging 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.

This new plug design provides wire pair control within standard RJ45 plugs, substantially reducing and controlling NEXT (Near-end crosstalk) and FEXT (Far-end crosstalk). The Parilign was designed to provide necessary strain relief, as well as to maintain the integrity of the wire pairs. An additional benefit is a snagless feature that extends over the plug latch mechanism to prevent reverse pull damages when removing a patch cord from tight locations. Also, the bottom section of the plug contains a slotted opening for a TIA/EIA-606 color-coded icon for station identification. The patch cords are factory-tested in a channel to a minimum of 250 MHz. Ortonics, Inc., New London, CT, (860) 445-3900,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.