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Ideal introduces Category 6a cable certifier engineered for 10GBASE-T Ethernet networks

Ideal Industries Inc. today introduced the Lantek 6A, which it says is the first cable certifier available to test ...


January 20, 2006  


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Ideal Industries Inc. today introduced the Lantek 6A, which it says is the first cable certifier available to test Category 6a and ISO Class Ea (augmented) UTP and STP cabling.

The Lantek 6 offers a sweeping frequency up to 500 MHz so it can accurately test 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-T) networks to assure that they meet the transmission parameters of IEEE 802.3an.

10GBASE-T provides data speeds up to 10 billion bits per second, and is expected to be used extensively to interconnect local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and metropolitan area networks.

Other features include high definition 1/4 VGA color display for easy interpretation of results and a PCMCIA slot for compact flash storage.