R&M aims to future-proof for 25 Gigabit Ethernet
Cabling system developer R&M is showing real estate managers a cost effective way to have fast data traffic, by using existing cabling to increase bandwidth in the future.
With the increase from 10 to 25 Gigabit Ethernet in local data networks on the horizon, future wireless LAN generations and distributed antenna systems require higher bandwidth in buildings.
To date, 10 Gigabit Ethernet was seen as the fastest data transmission on copper cabling but the standards for the higher speed were adopted in 2017. At the end of 2018, the ISO/IEC published the technical report TR11801-9905 detailing requirements made of existinginstallations.
R&M expects the demand for bandwidth to continue to increase in local data networks, with distributed antenna systems set to distribute 5G in large buildings. They suggest that local data networks should always be planned in order to serve the fastest applications, and say that the R&M solution is already ready for 25 Gigabit Ethernet.
R&M market manager for LAN cabling Matthias Gerber says: “R&M’s shielded Cat. 6A RJ45 connection modules which have already been installed thousands of times are perfect for use with 25 Gigabit Ethernet. They have exceptional performance headroom.”
At present, clients often install the Cat. 6A RJ45 modules with shielded Cat. 7A AWG22 cables which, Matthias says, satisfies the new standard for transmitting 25 Gigabit Ethernet over 30 metres.
“That means: The installation is future-proof. With existing cabling and connections, users can quickly get into the next fastest Ethernet generation. The Cat. 6A and Cat. 7A range, which R&M offers for Class EA installations, satisfies these requirements from the beginning.”