Categories 6A, 6 and 5E introduce interoperability for cabling systems: it is the guarantee that the end user will be able to assemble components from different brands, as long as they are certified category 6A, 6 and 5E by the respective manufacturers, and that a complete category 5e, 6 or 6A link will also be achieved (Channel link)
To guarantee the performance of these categories, the standard specifies the characteristics of each of the components, particularly those of RJ45 cables, which are an important part of the overall connection.
The categories are backward-compatible. Therefore, an old 5E network is often significantly improved by equipping it with 6A cables.
Telecommunications cabling, once specified uniquely for each telecommunications application, has evolved into a generic cabling system. Telecommunications applications now use ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B1 to specify their cabling requirements. This has resulted in the continued developpement of high-speed applications and demonstrated the need for improved transmission performance and higher categories of twisted pair cabling.
The requirements in this standard are for 100 Homs category 6A balanced twisted pair cabling systems and components. Category 6A cabling provides higher performance than category 6 and 5e and recognizes advances in cabling technology. Category 6A shall be backward compatible with categories 3, 5 and 5e as specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1, categories 6 as specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for cat 6A (June 2009). Application running on the lower category cabling shall be supported by category 6A.
Category 6A is a standard for a 10-Gigabit (10GbE) Ethernet on copper. The standard defines data transmission at 10 gigabits/s on a twisted pair copper cable over a distance of 100 m. This ensures that the system will support IEEE 802.3an, the standard for 10GBASE-T, which requires the use of an enhanced E Class (Ea) cable.
Cat 6A can support electrical characteristics from 250 mHz to 500 mHz. Accumulated crosstalk (PS ANEXT) is also measured up to 500 MHz. This is the radiating signal on a cable by neighbouring cables; the crosstalk (NEXT) is the radiating signal by pairs in the same cable on a disrupted pair.
“ Hi Frederic To be honest I was a bit disappointed of the lamination within the tool included in demo kit. However I had the chance to test the real tool on a recent trip and that worked much better. I also discovered that the company already are using the patchsee cables and they have already proven to be very handy Best regards Marius N. ”
Marius N - Network Operations Manager - MOBILE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS - Norway
“ Hi Laetitia, I was already familiair with PatchSee and we have it in production. The kit was for a colleague of mine who wanted to test it as well, he may be ordering soon. ”
Patrick V - Senior System Engineer - international retailorganisation - Netherlands (The)
“ Hi Yes and thank you for the demo kit. Product is good as expected. Right now we are in planning stage and after some calculations I can send amounts of cables that we need. To who I can send my request? BR Henri R ”
Henri R - IT Manager - MODULAR HOUSE MANUFACTURER - Estonia
“ Hi Frederic, I think that your patchsee idea is a brilliant solution to help locate cabling especially when it extends in more then one cabinet. In Italy is called a Columbus’s egg. I did hear it from a network technician who passed by, and seeked it in Internet. I am now seeking some reseller in Italy to have an idea of the price. Can you hint me who to contact first? Paolo P ”
Paolo P - IT Field Support - AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS - Italy
“ Dear Ms Lecourt, Thank you for this opportunity to present this ingenious solution by our company. I use patchsee cabel for a long time and i’m totally enthused how simple cable management could be. :) But sometime, at a new company, It is very helpful to be able to visualise how patchsee works. Thant you very much for your demo kit. Yours sincerely, ”
Dimitrijs K - Projektleiter - TEXTILE - Germany
“ Dear Laetitia Lecourt, Thanks you very much for sending the free demo kit. We received it and liked the concept. Since we are upgrading and replacing our network, we would like to test the usage of patchsee to quickly identify network connections on our core switches. We found Patchsee via a website of a dutch network cable reseller. Regards, Jeroen ”
Jeroen H - System Administrator - MUNICIPALITY - Netherlands (The)
“ Hello Mrs Lecourt, I liked the easy traceability of the cables when installed into a rack. I will definitely consider your solution next time we need to order new patch cables. Your solution was recommended by a colleague from our branch in the UK. Mit freundlichen Grüssen / Best regards Stefan IT Administrator ”
Stefan C - IT Administrator - ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS - Germany