Why are UTP Cables Called Ethernet Cables?
Posted by Cablesys on Oct 19th 2018
The term “Ethernet” is not used in the IEEE 802.3 standard to describe UTP cables. However, technical professionals say this all the time. Is it wrong? The answer is no, but not understanding how to use the correct terminology can make things complicated.What is Ethernet? Ethernet is not a cable; it’s an engineering standard. It’s the way of connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network, with protocols to control the passing of information.Ethernet Naming...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