ITW Linx Introduces New – Category 6A Surge Protection for 10G Networks:

Carol Stream, Illinois – November, 2010 – Continuing its leadership in the lightning and surge protection products for the telecom, datacom and security markets, ITW Linx is pleased to announce Category 6A surge protection tested for use in 10G Networks.

Building entrance protection has remained the same for over 40 years – until now. The new SurgeGate CAT6A Building Entrance module from ITW Linx is the next generation solution in protection for critical network and security systems from lightning and other surge events.

The SurgeGate CAT6A product is UL Listed as a Building Entrance Protection device per UL 497. Input/Output connections are 110 punch-down type terminations and the circuit is 100% solid-state with the fastest reaction time available.

ITW Linx is located in Carol Stream, Illinois. The company is a member of TIA/EIA and BICSI. Linx products carry UL and CSA Listings for protection devices. Linx strives to provide engineered solutions to the telecom/datacom and security industry which exceed protection standards to protect sensitive electronic equipment. ITW Linx is ISO9001 Registered. More information on ITW Linx can be found at www.itwlinx.com.

ITW Linx is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW).

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