General Cable among first to receive UL’S Power over HDBaseT (PoH) certification for thin-profile Cat 6A plenum line

May 18, 2017
As noted by the company, "HDBaseT technology provides the capability of simplifying audio visual deployment in commercial and residential applications by combining full ultra-HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, various control signals and up to 100 Watts of power onto a single 100 meter 4-pair communications cable."

General Cable (NYSE: BGC) announced its acquisition of what the company cites as the first Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) Power over HDBaseT (PoH) cable certification and compliance ranking with HDBaseT electrical performance standards, as granted for General Cable's GenSPEED 10 MTP Thin-Profile Category 6A (Plenum) Cable product.

As noted by the company, "HDBaseT technology provides the capability of simplifying audio visual deployment in commercial and residential applications by combining full ultra-HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, various control signals and up to 100 Watts of power onto a single 100 meter 4-pair communications cable. UL tests the cables in accordance with a new UL Outline of Investigation for PoH Cables (UL4299) ensuring the compliance of cabling to the standards while simplifying and streamlining the deployment of this technology.

“At General Cable we pride ourselves on understanding our customers’ needs today as well as how they will change in the future,” comments Matt Gentile, North America data communications business unit Leader, General Cable. “As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves, more and more complex applications will be brought onto the network and powered by a category cable. Because of this, we are thrilled to partner with UL to certify the performance and safety of our GenSPEED MTP products in PoH applications. This certification will ensure our partners that their infrastructure will meet the needs of the ever-evolving IoT landscape for the life of the installation,” added Gentile.

General Cable manufactures a wide range of high performance GenSPEED brand copper data communications cables and NextGen brand fiber-optic cables. Learn more at www.generalcable.com/na/us-can.

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