R&M produces the first copper Cat. 8.1 cable
Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has completed its Cat 8.1 program, letting it round off the cabling range for office cabling and data centres. The Swiss manufacturer is the first to be a single source of supply for all modules of a shielded Cat. 8.1 channel.
The independent German testing company GHMT confirmed in June that a Cat. 8.1 cabling system from R&M reliably transfers 25Gb/s over 50m. This is the performance level required for the connection of WiFi 6 WAVE 2 and future WiFi 7 access points in office buildings, for example.
GHMT tested on the basis of the standard ISO/IEC DTR 11801-9909. The R&M system fulfilled the corresponding requirements with outstanding transmission quality. This makes it suitable for use in data centres.
Cat. 8.1 is a new connection and cabling technology for data transmission up to 40gb/s. Cat. 8.1 takes copper cabling to its limits and works with a bandwidth of 2,000MHz. R&M developed the Cat. 8.1 portfolio primarily for data transmission in data centres and for connecting upcoming WiFi and high bandwidth applications.