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Cat6, Enhanced Cat6(Cat6e) and Augmented Cat6(Cat6A) Bulk Cable
Although Category 6 cable bandwidth is limited to 200MHz a good quality Cat6 cable is tested far beyond the standards requirement. A quality Category 6 cable offers high signal-to-noise and high transmission reliability. Key performance indicators are low insertion loss, near end cross talk (NEXT), equal level far end cross-talk (E-FLEXT). For high density installations Alien cross-talk is another important characteristic that needs to be managed.
Cat6 cables we offer have are marginally more expensive that Cat5e and offer a better ROI if cable service life is 5 years or more.
Enhanced Cat6 or Cat6E cables that are tested
well beyond the category 6 requirements. These cables have better after-the-install performance characteristics. Cat6E cables are well suited for challenging physical, EMI, and high density installation environments.
Augmented Cat6, or Cat6A cables are currently the highest rated twisted pair cable standard. Cat6A supports high-speed data applications like 10-Gigabit Ethernet. Cat6A cables offer true multi-media capabilities and are rated for performance up to 750MHz.
Select from our premier collection of Cat6/Cat6E/Cat6A bulk cable for plenum and non-plenum applications. Residential installation require UL-rated(non-pleunum) cables. The PVC(non-plenum) cables we offer exceed the UL requirements. Most commercial/office installations require plenum rated cable.
||When to use
||Where to use
|Cat6 - Good
||Use this when Cat5e is specified
||residential & office networks
||Future-proof Cat5e installs
|Cat6E - Better
||Gigabit Ethernet(GigE), PoE, ATM, Video
||Multi-media applications, noisy environments, PoE Support
||workstation connectivity, network backbone, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g uplink, digital studios, hospitals, labs, datacenters
||Less susceptible to outside interference
|Cat6A - Best
||10 Gigabit Ethernet(10GigE)
||Highest available Performance
||Data centers, labs, cluster computing, IEEE 801.11 a/b/g & n uplink
||Alien cross-talk performance in high density applications
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