Superior Essex says it has developed the industry's smallest Cat 6A cable

Sept. 19, 2018
Per the company, "The new, smaller diameter 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum cable offers significant size advantages in tight spaces and less environmental impact without compromising on performance or safety."

Superior Essex debuted an improved version of its 10Gain XP cable at the recent BICSI Fall Conference 2018 in San Antonio, TX (Sep. 9-13). Per the company, "The new 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum rated cable’s diameter has been decreased to 0.25 inches OD, making it the most cost effective, and only Category 6A UTP cable available at that size." The company says the smaller diameter provides an improved cable pathway fill ratio, a smaller bend radius, and increased airflow efficiency in data centers.

"This [cable's] segmented tape shielding is the only design able to provide real UTP systems with the total interference protection of shielded cabling systems without the hassle of a costly continuous shield and the ‘bound & ground’ process," asserts a company press release. "This is the safest solution available on the market in accordance with NEC codes, TIA standards, and industry best practices when considering the increase in high PoE applications."

“The new, smaller diameter 10Gain XP CAT 6A plenum cable offers significant size advantages in tight spaces and less environmental impact without compromising on performance or safety. Our new design uses approximately 20% less material than the typical Cat 6A cable, and offers complete protection against alien crosstalk interference at a significantly lower cost than competitor products,” says Amir Sekhavat, Director of Global Product Management for Premises Copper at Superior Essex.

Produced in a zero waste to landfill plant, the 10Gain XP product and its family of premises copper cables are also supported by Health Product Declarations (HPD) and third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), which allows these products to be used in building projects and contribute towards LEED points required for green building certification. More information about EPDs, HPDs and other sustainability initiatives from Superior Essex can be found here.

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