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CommScope's Ultimate Guide to Future-Proofing Your Network with Category 6A Cable

by Teddi Strassburger on May 22, 2023

Woman Working on Laptop in Server RoomThinking about upgrading to Category 6A cable? CommScope is here to give you as much knowledge as possible to help you maximize the value of your investment. While Category 6A has gained recognition over the years since its introduction in 2008, there are still many aspects that remain unknown to most people. Questions arise, such as its superiority over Category 7, its ability to handle the heat generated by Power over Ethernet Plus Plus (PoE++), the grounding requirements for installation, and the necessity of supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10G).

With over 40 years of experience in the field, CommScope has encountered countless questions about Category 6A technology. They understand the importance of addressing these questions and providing comprehensive information to help you make the best decisions for your business.

First, it's worth noting that current TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) standards recommend Category 6A cabling for new installations across various sectors, including commercial buildings (TIA-568), education and healthcare facilities (TIA-4966/TIA-1179), and intelligent buildings (TIA-862-B). Additionally, the latest ISO/IEC standards also endorse the use of Category 6A.

However, knowing that Category 6A is recommended is not enough; understanding why it holds such value is crucial. By delving into the specifics of Category 6A, you can truly grasp its advantages and make informed choices for your network infrastructure.

Exploring the intricacies of Category 6A technology will provide clarity on its performance, cost, and ease of installation. Understanding how Category 6A cables effectively manage the heat generated by PoE++ helps you ensure a reliable and safe network environment. Gaining knowledge about grounding requirements and the necessity of supporting 10G will empower you to make optimal decisions for your specific network needs.

By equipping yourself with a deeper understanding of Category 6A, you can confidently evaluate its value and make choices to achieve your goals. Upgrading to Category 6A is not just about following standards; it's about leveraging a technology that ensures future-proofing, performance, and compatibility across a wide range of applications.

By exploring the intricacies of Category 6A, you can unlock its full potential and leverage its benefits for your network infrastructure. Learn more by contacting your local Accu-Tech representative or checking out the Cat 6A Fact File on CommScope's website

Topics: Cat 6A Commscope category 6a

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