Siemon today announced the expansion of its line of copper cabling systems with the release of the new Category 6A GT unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) balanced copper cable.
It offers a significantly smaller overall diameter and improved performance to better support advanced remote powering applications.
Featuring a discontinuous foil construction with periodic gaps, the Category 6A GT UTP cable enables a typical UTP termination process while providing improved heat dissipation and crosstalk performance. This better supports applications using both advanced Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10Gbps application speeds such as IEEE 802.11ac or IEEE 802.11ax WiFi access points and other emerging high speed IP-based technologies.
The discontinuous foil construction of Siemon’s Category 6A GT UTP cable means there is a 15% or more reduction in cable diameter compared to category 6A UTP cable, which requires additional space and separation within the cable to meet performance specifications.
“While Siemon’s 6A shielded system comprised of F/UTP cable with a continuous shield still offers superior channel performance, the discontinuous foil construction of our new Category 6A GT UTP Cable has advantages over traditional 6A UTP cables and helps close the gap between these two options,” explains Simeon’s global product manager for copper cable Susan Cocco.
“Along with a 75°C temperature rating, the Category 6A GT UTP cable design offers improved heat dissipation over standard UTP, reducing the potential for damaging levels of heat rise that can occur in remote powering applications. The cable’s smaller diameter of just 0.275” also means improved flexibility, reduced weight and better pathway fill capacity over standard UTP.”
The cable is available in both riser and plenum rating and nine different jacket colours. It also features excellent pair geometry and optimal crosstalk performance, exceeding ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11802 Ed. 2.0 and IEC 61156-5 Ed. 2.0 standards to support all applications designed for category 6A or lower cabling, including 10GBASE-T and HDBaseT.
The Category 6A GT UTP cable supports all remote powering applications, including IEEE 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoE+, as well as future Type 3 and Type 4 four-pair PoE applications.