Bonded pair, small diameter Category 6A cable

March 23, 2016
Belden says its newest Category 6A cable maximizes installable performance.

Belden recently introduced a bonded pair version of its small diameter Category 6A 10GXS cables. “This product addresses a critical market need for a smaller, high-performance cable with a simple design for emerging wireless, security and other applications,” the company said when announcing the cable on March 23.

Belden is offering free samples of the bonded pair 10GXS Category 6A cable here.

“Emerging applications such as Wave 2 wireless access points and security cameras—combined with an increasing number of standards recommending Category 6A—are driving greater demand for 10G network performance,” Belden continued. “Because of this, the migration to Category 6A in the enterprise market is increasingly rapidly.”

Belden developed bonded pair technology for twisted-pair cables more than 20 years ago, “to ensure physical integrity throughout the installation and use,” the company explained. It added that its bonded pair 10GXS cables “add enhanced reliability to the simple design without compromising performance and quality, ensuring robust performance and reliable networks. 10GXS cables are the smallest TIA-compliant cables in the market and have a 25-percent diameter and weight reduction over standard Category 6A cables. It also has fewer pair twists and easy tape removal, designed to make terminations easier for installers. This cable also accommodates tighter spaces and workstations with its smaller bend radius, leaving room for future expansion.”

Greg Deitz, Belden’s global data cable product line manager, said, “The 10GXS system has become the gold standard for new 10-gig installations. The addition of bonded pair rounds out the 10GXS product line giving our customers an extra level of system performance assurances and peace of mind. Some other small diameter Category 6A products can’t deliver standards-compliant channel performance to 100 meters, or are less-flexible and more-time-consuming to install. By delivering 100 watts of Power over Ethernet, 10GXS is ready to power all the devices that will be coming on the market.”

The new cable is backward-compatible with Belden’s existing 10GX hardware, including connectors, patch panels and patch cords.

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