January 23, 2009 -- Panduit has introduced its TX6A 10GIG copper cabling system. According to the company, the end-to-end Category 6A UTP system provides significant margin on all 10GBASE-T electrical parameters with improved alien crosstalk performance, delivering superior overall channel performance over a slimmer UTP cable.
The TX6A 10GIG system design utilizes patent-pending matrix tape technology in the cable and advanced connector compensation techniques to achieve channel bandwidth performance above industry standard requirements. According to Panduit, this design reduces the weight and diameter of Category 6A UTP cables, improving pathway capacity up to 30% for improved airflow through dense data center enclosures without compromising alien crosstalk performance.
The complete system is designed to yield overall channel performance in the highest density physical infrastructure environments (48 ports in a 1RU space), achieving 10 Gbit/sec performance while eliminating the time and cost of alien crosstalk testing.
"Current adopters of Category 6A technologies have had to work with cabling vendors and integrators to overcome installation and management challenges associated with thicker cable designs," comments Jack Tison, vice president of research and development at Panduit. "The Panduit TX6A system overcomes these challenges, reducing operational risk in the data center and empowering organizations to achieve strategic goals."
The TX6A 10GIG copper cabling system supports configurations from a 100 m four-connector channel to a 3 m two-connector permanent link, enabling a range of data center architectures and applications. The system also allows for co-mingling with Category 5e and 6 cables while providing a migration path from 1000BASE-T to 10GBASE-T applications, and supports advanced Power over Ethernet applications at extended operating temperatures.
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