The use of perimeter raceway has historically been limited by opposition from designers and end-users to the obtrusive and "boxy" nature of raceway systems. Contributing to the utilitarian appearance is the presence of highly visible power and data connections on the raceway surface. Other objections include the fact that these outward facing connections are susceptible to damage and prevent furniture and peripheral equipment from being located adjacent to the wall. A new-generation perimeter raceway employs a downward facing configuration for receptacles and data jacks to reduce visual and spatial impacts. This configuration also improves connection reliability and provides more space inside the raceway to meet cable bend radius requirements.