What are the differences between CAT6, CAT6e, and CAT6A?
Posted by Cablesys on Aug 7th 2020
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) introduced two performance standards; Category 6 (CAT6) and Category 6A (CAT6A). However, there is no CAT6e standard. This blog helps explain. Common Usage CAT6 CAT6e CAT6A Phone Lines ✓ ✓ X Home Network ✓ ✓ X Office Network ✓ ✓ ✓ Data Center X ✓...read more
What are the differences between CAT6A shielded U/FTP, S/UTP, F/UTP and SFTP cable?
Posted by Cablesys on Aug 29th 2018
Reaching transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps Category 6A (CAT6) is becoming the preferred cable for structured cabling systems. Understanding the differences between the various cable types can help with choosing the cable type best suited for your network needs, whether VoIP, CCTV, or data. The chart below outlines the differences between each CAT6A shielded cable type. U/FTP U/FTP (Unshielded Foiled Twisted Pair) provide an extra safety barrier around each individual wire u...read more
A Comparison of CAT6A UTP vs. F/UTP: What’s Similar? What’s Different?
Posted by Cablesys on Aug 15th 2018
CAT6A is the top pick for supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) networks right now. Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) and Foiled/Unshielded Twisted Pair (F/UTP) cables are the two versions of CAT6A cables. F/UTP means Foiled/Unshielded Twisted Pair, which contains 4 unshielded twisted pairs wrapped in an overall foil shield. This is different than S/FTP, or Screened/Foiled Twisted Pair cable, which has 4 shielded pairs that are individually wrapped in a braided shield.CAT6A UTP Cable CAT...read more
What’s Really Different About CAT6 and CAT6A?
Posted by Cablesys on Jul 25th 2018
The Background of Data Communications The background of data communications is almost directly connected with earlier expansions of cabling and connecting hardware. The exceptional performance of LANs (local area networks) and other high-performance data networks requires the use of the proper cables and connectors. LAN technologies have advanced over time, making Ethernet connectivity the revered technological choice for LANs. For example, it can be hard to believe that high-speed netwo...read more