KRONE has demonstrated the first augmented Category 6 cable with the necessary characteristics to enable 10Gigabit/s Ethernet to be implemented over unshielded twisted pair to the full 100 meters required for structured cabling systems.
The announcement was made at the recent IEEE 10Gigabit/s Ethernet standard working group meeting.
The test results on KRONE's new cable were corroborated by one of the leading Ethernet electronics vendors involved in the development of 10Gigabit/s technology and the 10GBASE-T Ethernet standard.
"Our presentation to the IEEE today shows that KRONE has demonstrated its ability to produce a UTP cable that exceeds the requirements outline to run 10Gigabit/s Ethernet over a 100-meter, unshielded twisted-pair copper channel," said Bernie Hammond, senior project manager for KRONE as he presented the results. "Most industry experts had concluded that it would not be possible to overcome the technical combination of insertion loss and alien crosstalk, or interference from adjacent cables, with UTP cable - the most prolific type of enterprise networking cable in the world.
The new augmented Cat 6 UTP copper cable was designed and developed at KRONE's U.S. copper cable-manufacturing facility in Sidney, NE. The cable demonstrated 21Gigabit/s due to the improved alien crosstalk immunity and the reduced insertion loss - which is more than adequate for the 10Gigabit/s Ethernet implementations being considered by the IEEE standard working group.
KRONE, which has offices in Centennial, CO, manufactures cable and connectivity solutions. For more information visit www.krone.com.