TERA is a shielded twisted pair connector for use with Category 7 twisted-pair data cables, developed by The Siemon Company and standardised in 2003 by the International Electrotechnical Commission with the reference IEC 61076-3-104. The 2006 revision of the standard extended the characterised performance up to 1000 MHz. The connector has a different footprint from the more common 8P8C connector.
TERA is also a useful interface for broadcast communications technology (BCT). This connector allows for cable sharing, permitting users to integrate video, voice and data services over a single cabling link.
- "International standard IEC 61076-3-104:2006 Connectors for electronic equipment – Part 3-104: Rectangular connectors – Detail specification for 8-way, shielded free and fixed connectors for data transmissions with frequencies up to 1000 MHz". standard. International Electrotechnical Commission. July 2006. "preview" (PDF). (183 KB)
- "Siemon TERA Category 7/7A class F network cabling". July 2015.
- "Siemon's TERA Connector Recognized For Use In ISO/IEC Home Cabling Broadcast Communications Applications". press release. Siemon. September 14, 2004. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
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