“Professional and fully warranted CAT6 systems”

Eurocoms have found in the past 12-18 months that Category 6 (CAT6) cabling is now the most common and requested structured cabling system. CAT6 cabling is designed for optimal support of High-Speed data protocols delivering 1 Gbps performance.

Category 6 (CAT6) cable provides higher performance than CAT5e and features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise.

Eurocoms offer fully warranted cabling solutions from Excel, Brand-Rex, Datwyler, Nexans, Hellermanntyton and Nenco cabling.

The quality of the data transmission depends upon the performance of the components of the channel. To transmit according to CAT6 specifications, jacks, patch cables, patch panels, cross-connects, and cabling must all meet CAT6 standards. The CAT6 components are tested individually, and they are also tested together for performance. In addition, the standard calls for generic system performance so that CAT6 components from any vendor can be used in the channel.

CAT6 cable typically comes with a low smoke, zero halogen outer jacket and has four main types;

UTP, STP, S/UTP and S/STP

UTP-STP-SSTP

All shielded cables are the same internally as UTP (4 pairs of copper), but has a metal/foil inside to protect from electrical interference. Shielded cable should typically be be used in Token Ring networks or in Ethernet networks where electrical interference may be a problem.

Cable Comparison Chart

CAT5-CAT6-CAT6A-CAT7 comparison

For more information regarding Eurocoms CAT6 cabling solutions or some free friendly advice, please call our sales on 0800 009 6776.