Leviton expands Copper Trunk Cable portfolio

New make-to-order options include additional cable constructions and bundle sizes.

Leviton has expanded its portfolio of Pre-Terminated Copper Trunk Cables with new Cat 6, Cat 6A, Cat 7 and Cat 8 rated options, and now offers additional bundle sizes for greater flexibility. The new trunks allow for faster network deployment to bring new equipment online quickly and minimize downtime during moves, adds and changes. Most trunks can be configured and manufactured within two weeks at Leviton’s EMEA Data Centre Factory, with rapid shipping to jobsites throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

“Leviton’s expanded line of copper trunks gives enterprise and data center network managers even more options to configure the exact solution they need,” said Kirk Krahn, senior product manager at Leviton Network Solutions. “They can rely on precision factory terminations and even faster deployment, as our trunks can reduce installation time by up to 80%.”

The expanded line of copper trunks comes at a time when data centers and offices are looking to limit foot traffic in facilities due to the global pandemic. This makes pre-terminated assemblies an even more appealing option, since they significantly reduce deployment time on-site compared to field-terminated installations.

The trunks can be ordered in cable counts from 2 to 12, with a range of factory terminated jack and/or plug configurations. The trunks use popular Atlas-X1TM and eXtremeTM jacks, which feature patented Retention Force Technology that extends connector life by preventing tine damage after repeated connections.

In addition to its existing selection of copper trunks, Leviton has introduced the following trunk cable constructions:

• eXtreme Cat 6 UTP

• Atlas-X1 Cat 6A UTP

• Atlas-X1 Cat 6A F/FTP

• Atlas-X1 Cat 7 S/FTP

• Atlas-X1 Cat 8 S/FTP

Based in Glenrothes, Scotland, the EMEA Data Centre Factory runs on world-class IT systems with online configurators that allow for rapid ordering and delivery of both copper and fiber optic make-to-order (MTO) cable assemblies. Leviton’s MTO solutions reduce onsite labor and materials for lower cost and waste compared with field-terminated systems. Pretested factory terminations guarantee performance, eliminate the need for field testing, and decrease downtime during moves, adds, and changes.

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