Avaya Introduces First Category 6 Limited-Combustible Cable

27 Nov 2001

Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a global leader in business communications solutions and services, today announced the immediate availability of the industry's first limited-combustible (LC) cable to meet the TIA/EIA Category 6 (draft 9) and Underwriters Laboratories limited-combustible standards.

The SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® 4070 limited-combustible cable is jacketed and insulated with a fluoropolymer (FEP) resin that generates extremely low smoke during fire situations " up to 10 times less than a typical Communication Metallic Plenum (CMP)-rated plenum cable. The new cable also has an extremely low flame-spread distance of less than six inches compared to distances of up to five feet for CMP plenum cable. These factors can add valuable escape time for building occupants in the event of fire.

"The fire safety of the GigaSPEED 4070 cable is ideal for environments such as health care facilities, schools, financial and banking institutions, data centers, government agencies and public utilities," said Chin Choi-Feng, SYSTIMAX business development manager. "The electrical performance of the GigaSPEED 4070 cable also meets the needs for these types of environments since high-speed, high-bandwidth, and high-reliability networks are often required."

The GigaSPEED 4070 limited-combustible cable is fully recyclable and is resistant to performance changes due to aging or environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to certain chemicals.

Avaya's 4070 GigaSPEED limited-combustible cable is available globally in standard ordering intervals. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.avaya.com/connectivity or call 1-800-344-0223.

About Avaya
Avaya, headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., is a leading global provider of communications solutions and services that help businesses, government agencies and other institutions excel in the customer economy. Avaya offers Customer Relationship Management Solutions, Unified Communication Solutions, Hosted Solutions, MultiService Networking Infrastructure, and Converged Voice and Data Networks " including the company's no-compromise Enterprise-Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS) " all supported by Avaya Services and Avaya Labs. Avaya is the worldwide leader in unified messaging, messaging systems, call centers and structured cabling systems. It is the U.S. leader in voice communications systems and services. Avaya is an official sponsor for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2003 Women's World Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup championships. For more information about Avaya, visit its Web site at http://www.avaya.com.

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