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OCC's Field Plug Test Adapter

by Julie Clark on June 19, 2014

Screen_Shot_2014-06-18_at_4.52.22_PM-1The dramatic growth of high-bandwidth wireless access points and other IP-enabled devices, such as surveillance cameras and building automation equipment has resulted in an increasing number of direct attach links using field terminable plugs.  The use of direct attach cable assemblies for switch to server interconnects in the data center is also expanding. This growth has created a need to change the way typical horizontal links and channels are configured for these applications. Devices such as wireless access points mounted in non-traditional locations (in the ceiling or high up on the wall) are not attached to the network using a standard faceplate, jack and patch cord configuration.  The traditional method is being replaced with direct attachment where the horizontal cable is terminated with a field installable plug and then inserted directly into the equipment. Commonly used test methods for traditional links and channels may mask the true performance of a field terminated plug.


Adapter Features:

  • Individually center tuned for the appropriate standard’s category ensures maximum accuracy
  • Can be utilized with any field terminable plug
  • Recognized for OCC Direct Attach MDIS 25-year System Extended Performance Warranty

Direct Attach Applications:

  • Wireless Access Points
  • IP Security Cameras
  • IP Access Control
  • IP Audio
  • Building Automation Devices
  • Data Center Direct Attach Cable Assemblies
  • Transition Cables

Through its participation in the telecommunications industry standards development, OCC continues to be the sole provider of test fixtures required for laboratory and field testing.  Continuing in this tradition, OCC offers proven procedures and provides verified field plug test adapters to facilitate testing and to ensure accurate performance data. 

In addition to a high-performance Cat6A Field Terminable Plug, OCC introduces Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A Field Plug Test Adapters to provide installers in the field the capability to accurately measure the true performance of direct attach links. 

This Field Terminable Testing video outlines the common methodology currently used to test direct attach links and compares it to the OCC method using the OCC Field Plug Test Adapter. The certified Test Adapter allows installers to accurately test the performance of a direct attach link.

To learn more, contact us online, or call your local Accu-Tech sales representative today!

Topics: OCC connector connectivity terminate

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