Remee says 21 AWG twisted-pair cable is 100Ω, RJ45-compatible

Feb. 18, 2021
Remee claims its proprietary "utility Twisted Pair (uTP)" technology results in a twisted-pair power cable that allows for data and power to run over longer distances than traditional twisted-pair cable.

As part of its Activate by Remee Powered Cable Solutions product line, Remee Wire & Cable (Florida, NY) has announced the launch of its new family of 21 AWG utility Twisted Pair (uTP) cables. The manufacturer claims its proprietary uTP technology results in a twisted-pair power cable that allows for data and power to run over longer distances than traditional twisted-pair cable.

According to the company, "truly a utility cable, the new Activate by Remee uTP cable is 100Ω, RJ45 -compatible and can be used for network appliances that require data and power to be delivered to locations that fall outside of the traditional Ethernet ring topology."

Remee claims that the new cable's capabilities encompass more potential applications than PoE or powered cables may provide, including those for:

  • Cameras
  • Thermostats
  • PoE Lighting
  • PoE Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 devices in the IoT
  • Industrial factory floors

Per the manufacturer's statement announcing the new cable:

"The original PoE benefit remains true today: Users can save on electrical outlets and dedicated low voltage power cable installations by running power over their data cables instead, but Category twisted pair cables are limited to 328-foot maximum length. As the industry trends toward powering more networked devices than ever, Activate by Remee has been created to respond to this growing demand with a wide selection of cabling solutions to meet the different needs of various cable runs. Whether for a commercial LAN, customer premise cabling project, municipal WLAN, or an industrial factory floor network, Activate by Remee provides the right Powered Cable Solution for each unique application."

According to Remee, key features and attributes of its 21 AWG Activate utility Twisted Pair (uTP) cable include:

  • Riser, Plenum, OSP and LSZH versions available.
  • Utilizes 21 AWG copper to reduce performance issues caused by heat.
  • Enhanced “headroom” allows for useable bandwidth up to 1Gb/s at extended distances.
  • Ultra-low loss, high speed dielectric.
  • Supports building automation (BAS) and intelligent buildings (IBS) networked devices at distances well beyond the EIA/TIA standards for (Ethernet) Category cabling.
  • Ideal for perimeter range security cameras (PTZ included).
  • Maximizes the use of available switch ports.
  • Reduces the need for unnecessary Intermediate Distribution Points (IDFs).

In conjunction with its new uTP product launch, Remee has introduced its Activate by Remee Bandwidth / Power Optimization Chart, a useful table that factors in the bandwidth and speed requirements of the new data cable, along with the power requirements of the cable run, considering VDC, amps, and wattage.

Based on these inputs, the chart reveals the appropriate power distance (in feet) of various copper gauge sizes. The table also covers the optimized uTP cables to illustrate the distance capabilities for PoE (802.3af), PoE+ (802.3at), PoE++ (802.3bt Type 3), and PoE++ (802.3bt Type 4) where Activate by Remee cable is selected.

The table is billed as a tool to help cabling installers, contractors, integrators and end users determine: the distance possible for IEEE 802.3 PoE, where Activate by Remee uTP is used; the power distances possible for various copper conductor sizes; distances achievable with Activate by Remee Fiber/Copper Composite Cables (PFCS); the data transmission distance associated with these cable types.

Remee says the chart has been created to assist in planning the installations and power requirements of networked devices. System designers will be able to determine where PoE is an option, what data rate can be expected at the Powered Device (PD), and where costs may be reduced by eliminating mid-span power boosters.

The chart is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the Activate by Remee Powered Cabling Solutions web page.

For more information, visit, email [email protected], or call 1-800-431-3864.

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