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10-gigabit UTP cabling system

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THE KRONE Group has introduced the first augmented Category 6 structured cabling system with the necessary characteristics to enable 10 gigabits a second Ethernet transmission over a full 100 metres.

This new end-to-end suite of cable and connector products called KRONE CopperTen is the result of KRONE's technological breakthrough first announced last November.

Unshielded (UTP) cabling systems are the most prolific type of enterprise network cabling in the world. They are easier to install and typically more economical than shielded or fibre-optic based networks.

However, at higher frequencies these cabling systems are hindered by the technical combination of insertion loss and alien cross-talk (interference from adjacent cables).

Alien cross-talk greatly disrupts transmission and high-speed data communications. KRONE's CopperTen system incorporates patent-pending design and manufacturing processes that enable the products to overcome these challenges.

As a result, KRONE guarantees its CopperTen cabling systems will have the available capacity that is equal to or greater than 18 gigabits a second over a distance of 100 metres - the capacity identified by the IEEE as the minimum requirement for operation of 10GBase-T.

In addition to this increase in performance and bandwidth, all KRONE CopperTen products exceed the established TIA and ISO requirements for Category 6 structured cabling systems.

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