General Cable introduces two new copper cable options

Jan. 18, 2006
Jan. 18, 2006 - Cables are designed to deliver 10-Gbit Ethernet over distances of up to 100 meters.

General Cable today introduced two new copper cable options designed to deliver 10-Gbit Ethernet performance over distances of up to 100 meters.

GenSPEED 7000 S/STP is a Category 7 cable that contains four individually shielded copper pairs as well as an overall braid. This is designed to provide excellent electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) immunity as well as 65% crosstalk improvement over standard Category 6 cables.

The individually shielded copper pairs in the new GenSPEED 6500 STP Category 6 cable are designed to provide superior EMI and RFI immunity. This is especially important in environments with electromagnetic and RF sources such as electrical power wiring and transformers. Both GenSPEED 7000 S/STP and GenSPEED 6500 STP exceed the alien crosstalk requirements in IEEE802.3an and are tested to 600 MHz for the capability of supporting 10-Gbit Ethernet per the IEEE draft with distances of up to 100 meters.

"We're excited about expanding the 10-Gbit portion of our GenSPEED product line with these two products," says Jay Lahman, General Cable's business unit manager of premises and electronics products. "As our customers' networking requirements increase and become more complex, we are positioned to offer a very broad range of product choices to meet the challenges of 10 Gigabit transmission. These two new products are a strong complement to our existing unshielded GenSPEED Enhanced Category 6 cables and to our extensive offering of NextGen Brand 10 Gigabit fiber optic cables."

General Cable is based in Highland Heights, KY. For more information visit

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