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Leviton Introduces Category 6A Cable with Reduced Diameter

New LM-RDT™ offers one of the smallest outside diameters available

Bothell, WA, January 4, 2022 — Leviton today announced a new Category 6A cable called LM-RDT™. This UTP plenum cable features an outside diameter (OD) of only 0.230 inches, making it ideal for cable upgrades, retrofit applications, or areas where space is at a premium.

LM-RDT — short for Leviton Manufacturing Reduced Diameter Technology — achieves a smaller OD by eliminating the cable cross-filler while maintaining Category 6A performance through Leviton Precision Twist Technology. This proprietary technology precisely controls the cable’s twist, enabling Category 6A performance in a much smaller form factor. LM-RDT also incorporates new Leviton FLX-1™ advanced polymer technology into the plenum-rated cable jacket for greater flexibility and easier routing through cable pathways.

“LM-RDT is one of the most innovative Category 6A cables we have ever developed,” stated Todd Harpel, senior director of global copper cables at Berk-Tek, a Leviton Company. “Our Precision Twist Technology allows us to eliminate the cable cross-filler, resulting in a solution that is smaller, lighter and easier to install, as it reduces termination time and jobsite waste. In addition, FLX-1 technology all but eliminates cable memory, simplifying cable pulls and installation.”

Leviton Network Solutions acquired Berk-Tek in September 2020, and LM-RDT is another example of the technical teams working together to develop breakthrough cabling technology as a full system supplier. The new cable follows the jointly developed LANmarkTM-SST cable, which offers premier performance in a Cat 6A cable.

The LM-RDT cable is part of two new Leviton end-to-end systems: the high-performance Atlas-X1 LM-RDT System, and the economical eXtreme LM-RDT System. Both systems are designed to accommodate high-bandwidth applications where pathway space is at a premium.

LM-RDT Cat 6A UTP plenum cable is available today from Leviton’s extensive distribution network. For more information about the new cable, please visit Leviton.com/RDT or contact your local Leviton sales representative.


About Leviton Network Solutions
Leviton Network Solutions is a single-source global manufacturer of copper and fiber cabling systems. Leviton solutions are used in data centers, businesses, schools, hospitals, government facilities and commercial mixed-use markets around the world. All Leviton products are engineered to exacting standards, offer industry-leading performance and are backed by the industry’s best service and support. IT management, builders, contractors and other industry professionals consistently rank Leviton products as the most preferred brand in the industry. We can expand your network possibilities. Learn more at www.leviton.com/ns or www.twitter.com/LevitonNS.

About Leviton
Every day, Leviton is engineering possibilities that make the future happen, meeting the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial customers globally. From electrical to lighting, to data networks and energy management, Leviton develops thoughtful solutions that help make its customers' lives easier, safer, more efficient and more productive. Driven by its commitment to its customers, the ingenuity of its employees and the safety and quality of its products and solutions, with Leviton, the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit http://www.leviton.com/, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/leviton, or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.