Project Description

As we have reported previously, over 80% of patch cords surveyed in the market, primarily from off-shore suppliers, failed to meet the performance specifications of ANSI/TIA-568-C.2. In these tests, almost half of the non-compliant samples failed 568-C.2 requirements by at least 6dB. Many Network Engineers at mission-critical facilities have contacted CCCA to report serious network performance liabilities attributed to patch cords.

In response, CCCA member companies worked diligently with Underwriters Laboratories to generate a performance verification program for patch cords. When specifying this UL verification program from your Supplier, you can be assured of the performance of your patch cords!

How to Specify Safe Performing Patch Cords (2)