Beyond 100 Meters: Application-Specific Cabling & Testing

Webinar Jim Davis & Ron Tellas

To ensure cable performance beyond 100 m, what field tests can be run? What limits should be used to assure that cabling systems will support certain technology or applications?

Webinar available on demand.  1 BICSI CEC and 1 AVIXA RU 

Generally, cable performance is tested against industry cabling standards, such as ANSI/TIA-568 – not the requirements of applications standards, such as those from IEEE 802.3. Although following cabling standards ensures that the applications of today and tomorrow will run, there are network devices beyond the 100 m limitations that do not fit nicely into these requirements: a surveillance camera in a parking lot or a roof-mounted fan, for example.

This presentation will examine the testing parameters we measure and how they’re affected by channel length. We will also look at requirements for given applications and how we can meet them – even if we exceed limits set forth by cabling standards.

If we want our applications to work properly, there are signal and noise maximums that need to be respected. Find out what those thresholds are and how to test them.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Know the difference between a cabling standard and an application standard
  • Understand application design limits as they relate to distance and speed
  • Understand how extended length affects insertion loss and loop resistance

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