Is an Etherrnet cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association and Telecommunications Industry Association (commonly known as EIA/TIA). High performance Cat 5E Cables are everywhere, used widely in airports, the telecommunications and building and construction industries, these Data Cables are suited to everything from Local Area Networks and entertainment systems to cash (ATM) machines. For installations requiring mechanical protection, armoured Cat 5E (FTP/STP) Cablng is recommended.


Manufactured to tighter specifications with a larger bandwidth. CAT6 is the sixth generation of twisted pair Ethernet cabling. CAT6 cable contains four pairs of copper wire like the previous generation Cat5/Cat5e. Unlike CAT5, however, CAT6 fully utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling. An enhanced version of CAT6 called CAT6a supports up to 10 Gbps speeds.


Is higher performance than Cat6 (500MHz v 250MHz) and designed to support 10Gbps over the full 100m, 4 connector channel. Cat6a uses 4-pair twisted cores and will typically use RJ45 connectors. It is backwards compatible with Cat6 and Cat5e. TIA Cat6a and the corresponding ISO/IEC Class EA standards were ratified in 2008. Areas where Cat6a is already proving popular include Data Centres and Building Backbones, where users will wish to exploit the 10Gbps interfaces as soon as it becomes more cost effective than the 10GBase-X fibre equivalent.


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