BOTHELL, WA -- Leviton announces the release of the Atlas-X1 UTP and shielded connectors. The Atlas-X1 is the industry's first connector to support shielded applications from Category 8 to 5e and UTP applications from Category 6A to 5e, all from one unified form factor. Ideal for deployment in mission-critical networks, Atlas-X1 delivers the highest level of verified performance and reliability, offers tool-free termination for simplified installations and is easily scalable for network migration up to 40GBASE-T.
"The Atlas-X1 is designed and manufactured in the United States to ensure the highest levels of performance and reliability," said Grayling Love, Leviton's Senior Product Manager of Copper Systems. "It provides exceptional headroom above the TIA standard in both short- and long-channels, and offers the greatest number of features for today's demanding networks."
Atlas-X1 connectors are independently tested and guaranteed across all category ratings to exceed component, permanent link and channel margins, delivering performance above the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 and ISO/IEC 11801 requirements. Additionally, pre-production Atlas-X1 Cat 8 connectors are third-party tested and confirmed to meet the current draft 2.0E of the TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8 proposed standard (Oct. 2014). The pending standard defines performance and testing requirements up to 2 GHz for Category 8 cabling systems to support the operation of IEEE 802.3bq 40GBASE-T applications up to 30 meters. Atlas-X1 Cat 8 shielded connectors will be available upon standard ratification.
Atlas-X1 UTP and shielded connectors are feature-rich and offer benefits, including:
• Industry-Leading Performance – Developed and manufactured in the U.S., Atlas-X1 is the industry's only UTP connector to feature a solid metal body and is third-party verified to exceed all component, permanent link and channel margins for exceptional network performance.
• Tool-Free Termination – The innovative wire manager and door-release lever support the industry's fastest tool-free termination and re-termination for easy and predictable installations, saving time and reducing labor costs.
• Exceptional Versatility – The only UTP and shielded connectors offered in 13 colors, with color-matched icons and QuickPort® compatibility for greater network planning flexibility.
• Built for the Future – Part of a scalable, high-end structured cabling system built on a unified form factor that is capable of supporting emerging network trends and future migrations to 40GBASE-T.
The Atlas-X1 connector and system are available through Leviton's extensive distribution network.