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Belden System 10GX exceeds TIA Category 6A standard

Belden today said that its System 10GX UTP cabling offering, first introduced inJanuary 2005, meets and exceeds p...


February 26, 2008  


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Belden today said that its System 10GX UTP cabling offering, first introduced inJanuary 2005, meets and exceeds performance requirements of the newly ratified TIA Category 6A standard (ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B.2-10).

The new cabling standard defines the requirements of four-pair balanced coppercabling to support 10G transmission for distances up to 100 metres. The company said the system delivers guaranteed performance of up to 625 MHz, 125 MHz beyond the standard.

The TIA Category 6A standard (TIA 568 B.2-10) was ratified by TIA TR 42 engineering committee on Feb. 8.

It represents the most advanced set of network cabling requirements specified up to 500 MHz. Category 6A is fully backward compatible with all the previous categories, including Category 6, Category 5e and Category 5.

“The finalization of the TIA Category 6A cabling standard and the recent 10GBASE-T equipment announcements should accelerate the deployment of 10G-over-copper network solutions throughout the enterprise,” said Matt Schaal, vice president, marketing and R&D at Belden.