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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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January 17, 2012 |

Black Box Introduces New Line of Security Patch Cables

The new LockPORT line enables SMBs to lock down network connections to avoid inadvertent or unplanned “unplugging” of data-reliant cables.

Communications systems innovator Black Box Corp. has introduced a new line of cables. The LockPORT CAT5e/6 Security Patch Cables feature a patented locking boot and clip. The cables are designed to prevent unauthorized personnel from disconnecting vital network connections. The cables can also be used to prevent network downtime from accidental cable disconnects.

Black Box Introduces New Line of Security Patch Cables“LockPORT cables are an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to prevent tampering with network cables in public areas, such as hotels, airports, event centers, government offices, hospitals, point-of-sale kiosks, and more,” states Black Box in a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB. “They’re well suited for protecting wireless access points, security cameras, and PoE equipment connections.”

According to Andrew Schmeltzer, Black Box’s global product manager, the LockPORT cables act as a first layer in network security. He explains, “LockPORT guards against one of the easiest ways for someone to tamper with your network — simply unplugging a cable. In addition, these cables are perfect for holding port connections securely in place. Loose cable connections are one of the biggest causes of network downtime, and now that can be prevented.”

LockPORT cables come with two lock choices: one requires a removal tool and the other does not.

The cables come with three different lock combinations. The first features key locks on both ends. The second features secure locks on both ends. The last features one key lock and one secure lock.

The CAT5e and CAT6 cables come unshielded or shielded, with PVC or plenum jackets, in 10 colors, and in nine lengths.†


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