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Break-Away Adapter Protects Equipment and Infrastructure

May 3, 2016, Tinley Park, IL
Panduit Corp., a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, announced today the launch of its latest innovative solution – an adapter that releases under force to eliminate tripping hazards, protect expensive equipment, and prevent damage to infrastructure.
The Break-Away Adapter attaches to a standard copper patch cord, and then plugs into either a piece of equipment or an RJ45 outlet. When pulling force is applied – such as when a medical cart is rolled away from the wall in a hospital room – the adapter releases. This prevents equipment being pulled off carts or tables, or jacks being pulled out of the wall and avoids costly damage.
Developed for Category 6A performance, the Break-Away Adapter is backward compatible to also work with Category 6 and 5e channels.
While designed for the medical community where equipment is frequently wheeled between patient rooms, the Break-Away Adapter can be used in any environment where portable equipment is connected to an Ethernet port, including conference rooms and classrooms.
“Even as wireless use is growing, many customers are looking for a solution to a very real wired issue,” said Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit Enterprise Business. “The Break-Away Adapter is a simple solution that can prevent expensive accidents. This is a great example of Panduit innovation at work, solving real problems in the workplace.”
For more information on the Break-Away Adapter, please visit the Break-Away Adapter product page.
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