Black Box recently announced that its CAT6A channel solution is ETL-verified for Category 6A cabling performance, including 6-around-1 alien crosstalk (ANEXT) testing. “The guaranteed-for-life channel gives users a high-quality, long-lasting cabling solution for demanding applications such as 10-Gigabit Ethernet, VoIP, broadcasing, and PoE/PoE+,” the company said.
Black Box further explained that “for quality assurance” it puts “both channel and bulk cable through separate ETL verification testing. The channel includes component-level horizontal UTP bulk cable and F/UTP patch cable. Both are rated at 650 MHz, far exceeding the TIA specification of 500 MHz,” for Category 6A cabling, the company noted. “The TIA-compliant patch cables feature LockPort boots, which give users the optional ability to lock network ports when necessary,” Black Box added. “The rest of the channel consists of component-level Cat 6A jacks that fit into a patch panel with a staggered-port design to minimize ANEXT and improve performance.”