Copper Structured Cabling
Validated since 2002, the Cat.6 system is now the most used in the world.
Whether shielded or unshielded, Cat.6 cabling is the right answer to current building cabling needs. For IT cabling needs, it supports up to 1000Base-T with a low Bit Error Rate (BER) making it the best solutions for Gigabit Ethernet.
Regarding phone cabling, analogue, digital and IP-based phones are supported without any restriction. Cat.6 cables are usually AWG23 and, as a consequence, they can support DC currents up to 350 mA without rise in temperature.
For the same reason, Cat.6 systems are recommended for PoE (Power over Ethernet) equipment. CCTV over twisted pair may be installed for a link of 300 meters with a good balun (balanced-unbalanced) adaptation.
In a Cat.6 system, the backbone cabling may be implemented using Cat.6 cables if the maximum length is not greater than 100 meters, otherwise OM2 fiber is the better choice for the cabling infrastructure.
|Cat.6 unshielded modular jack||Cat.6 shielded modular jack||Cat.6 unshielded loaded patch panel
Unloaded modular patch panel
|Cat.6 U/UTP cable||Cat.6 F/UTP cable||Cat.6 U/UTP patch cords||Cat.6 F/UTP patch cords|