Nexans offers first fully Cat.6A shielded connector

Component compliance of Cat.6A shielded connector gives Nexans highest performance Cat.6A cabling system

Paris, June 2009 – Nexans announces that its LANmark-6A shielded snap-in connector has successfully received Cat.6A component compliance certification. This product was certified by the independent test institute EC Cabling Group of DELTA on June 9 in Horsholm Denmark. Testing was done against the following standards:

  • Draft ISO/IEC 11801: 2002 amendment 2, Category 6A
  • Reference draft IEC 60603-7-51 and draft IEC 60512-27-100ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-10, Category 6A


Nexans LANmark-6A is the highest performing Cat.6A solution compared to any available unshielded or shielded Cat.6A cabling system. A superior channel headroom on NEXT (2dB), Return Loss (2dB) and Alien Crosstalk (15dB) is guaranteed.

A Nexans LANmark-6A shielded cabling system provides customers with the following advantages:

  • Reduced costs by removing the need for overlength cable in data centres
  • No longer unclear ‘*’ pass results during field testing due to massive headroom
  • No Alien Crosstalk ( ANEXT ) field testing required
  • Easy and cost effective installation thanks to system tolerance
  • Interoperability due to component compliance

 Cat.6A shielded connector

N420.66A – LANmark-6A shielded
snap-in connector from Nexans

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