General Cable unveils four 10-Gig solutions

January 27, 2009--General Cable recently unveiled four 10-Gigabit cable solutions: GenSPEED 10 MTP Category 6A; GenSPEED 10,000 Category 6A; GenSPEED 10,000 Shielded Category 6A; and NextGen OM3 Fiber Optic.

January 27, 2009--General Cable recently unveiled four 10-Gigabit cable solutions: GenSPEED 10 MTP Category 6A; GenSPEED 10,000 Category 6A; GenSPEED 10,000 Shielded Category 6A; and NextGen OM3 Fiber Optic.

Proprietary Mosaic Crossblock technology in GenSPEED 10 MTP cable provides (pictured at top) an Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable that performs like a Shielded or Foiled Twisted Pair (STP/FTP) cable. It shields the cable from noise coming from external cable sources (PSANEXT and PSAACRF). The Mosaic Crossblock was designed with metallic blocks separated by an insulating layer. Since there is no metal-to-metal contact, there is no path for current to flow longitudinally, and thus, no need for grounding.

GenSPEED 10,000 Category 6A cable is a standard-compliant 10 Gig UTP cabling option designed to meet ANSI/TIA 568 B.2-10. Designed for component upgrades, this cable is backward-compatible to legacy infrastructures, and prepares a system for future 10 Gigabit applications. GenSPEED 10,000 is designed to solve the 1 Gbit limitation of Category 5e and Category 6, and is especially suited for bandwidth-intensive applications.

GenSPEED 10,000 Category 6A Shielded is a STP cable with individually shielded pairs for optimized isolation between pairs and immunity from external noise characterized by powersum alien crosstalk (PSANEXT) in cable bundles.

NextGen OM3 Fiber Optic cable is in partnership with Corning Optical Fiber. Bandwidth is ensured by minEMBc, and uniformity provides field performance of shorter lengths. All 100% tested NextGen 10 Gbit/sec fiber exceeds the specifications to which it is sold, typically allowing for more system margin and extended reach.

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