Dueltek Distribution announces the availability of CAT6A (Augmented Category 6) cables.
Designed to exceed industry standards, these CAT6A shielded 10G patch leads conform to the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 specification and are wired to the T568A pinout specification.
The Augmented Category 6 standard extends the frequency of CAT6A cables to 500 MHz and also includes specifications for a new performance parameter known as Alien Crosstalk (ANEXT).
ANEXT is crosstalk that occurs between adjacent cables and connecting hardware. The new CAT6A STP cables feature shielding around the wire pairs, isolating adjacent cables from each other and eliminating ANEXT.
Category 6A cables are fully backward compatible with all previous categories, including CAT5e and CAT6 cables.