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TERA connector allows splitting the link through different patch cords with one, two, and four pairs.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ "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)
  2. ^ "Siemon TERA Category 7/7A class F network cabling". July 2015.

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