Reliable Networks Require CAT 6A Cable

White Paper Ron Tellas


In this White Paper:

What began as a single network to support voice and data has expanded to include wireless access points, access control systems, video surveillance, digital signage, LED lighting, nurse call systems and much more.

Many of these systems call for longer reach (devices up to 100m from a switch), higher Power over Ethernet (PoE) levels (up to 100W) and 100% uptime/connectivity for data collection and sharing. Collectively, this translates into a layer 0 infrastructure (cabling and connectivity) capable of managing multiple systems that demand more bandwidth and less latency.

Previously CAT 6A cabling systems may have been considered optional. This is no longer the case with today's demands and the many factors impacting the type of cable required to build a reliable network infrastructure.

Download the White Paper to learn more about:

  • Evolution of CAT 6A cable
  • Factors driving the need for CAT 6A cabling
  • Selection considerations for full reach & power delivery
  • Background on 28 AWG patch cords
  • Industry’s smallest-diameter CAT 6A Cable--Belden’s 10GXW 

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