Patton Unveils RoHS-Compliant G.703/G.704 Toolless IDC IDC Baluns


Convenient, cost-effective, and RoHS-compliant, the Model 430 Single-Port E1/E2 Balun Series provides quick and easy coaxial/twisted-pair conversion for high-density G.703/G.704 installations

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics the leader in network access and connectivity solutions has unveiled their latest G.703/G.704 balun product line. The ultra-miniature Model 430 single-port E1/E2 Toolless IDC Balun Series complies with the European Union's recently-enacted Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

The tiny new single-port baluns cut costs in telecom environments by providing conversion from expensive coaxial cable to lower-cost copper twisted pairs. The ultra-miniature size conserves valuable real-estate in the central-office by facilitating high-density installation within a Digital Distribution Frame (DDF).

"Our goal at Patton is to say 'yes' to any customer with a balun requirement," said John Grant, Product Line Manager. "Our Toolless IDC balun is another big 'yes' to Patton customers around the world."

The cost-effective Model 430 features 3-pole toolless insulation displacement connectors (IDC) that install quickly and easily because no special tools are required to strip, screw, or solder the copper wire. The balun series offers a comprehensive selection of industry-standard coaxial connectors, including male and female versions of BNC, Type 43, 1.6/5.6, and 1.0/2.3.

In addition to physical interface conversion, the baluns provide electrical impedance matching between 75-Ohm coaxial and 120-Ohm copper conductors, with transparent bi-directional signal conversion at speeds ranging from 2 to 8 Mbps. No AC or DC power is required.

Up to 32 baluns can be mounted in Patton's Model 430R panel, which is designed for installation in a standard 19-inch telecom-equipment rack. The fully shielded baluns can also be cable-mounted.
Along with the new balun series, Patton recently declared their ultra-popular Model 460F (Dual-E1 Balun) and Model 460RC/16/F (16-Port Dual-E1 Modular Balun Rack) to be RoHS compliant.

For hi-resolution images of the Model 430 Series Toolless IDC Baluns, go to Patton's media resources page and click on Baluns.

About Patton

Incorporated in 1984, Patton manufactures communications equipment for carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks worldwide. Beyond their full range of baluns, Patton's catalog includes 500-plus products: SmartNode and SmartLink VoIP solutions; ForeFront multi-service access infrastructure solutions (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); IPLink CPE solutions (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS device servers; EnviroNET industrial-networking equipment, network-connectivity Micro-Products (interface-converters, etc.), and more.

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