Structured cabling vendor Siemon said today that it has noticed a "strong" upward trend in the adoption of 10 Gig s...
October 2, 2006
Structured cabling vendor Siemon said today that it has noticed a “strong” upward trend in the adoption of 10 Gig screened (F/UTP) copper cabling systems, particularly in markets where UTP has traditionally been the most popular option.
Siemon sees this trend as a market-driven response to the limitations of UTP cabling in 10Gb/s applications.
“The inclusion of strict alien crosstalk parameters in the 10Gb/s standards posed major issues for UTP systems,” the company said in a statement.
“Although most major cabling manufacturers were able to meet the 10GBASE-T performance requirements and limit alien crosstalk in a UTP configuration, the resulting designs relied on increased cable diameters and restrictive installation practices.”
These UTP limitations significantly raised the profile of screened 10Gb/s products, which by virtue of their design, defeat alien crosstalk without major design or installation changes, Siemon said.