Smallest-diameter Category 6A cable unveiled


As sports stadia and other large-scale buildings become more connected and smarter, the need for more versatile cabling to support infrastructure installation has led to the introduction the smallest-diameter Category 6A cable.

At 0.25in, the 10GXW Cable designed by signal transmissions solutions provider Belden, is aimed to solve issues of contractors installing and routing cabling through plenum spaces and is said to help enhance labor and resource efficiency.

10GXW Cables utilizes Belden’s EquiBlock technology for uniform heat flow dissipation that is said to eliminate hotspots in cable bundles. It also has enhanced cable balance that translates to noise immunity performance, which is essential for wireless networks so that data signals reach endpoint devices without reliability issues like slow speeds or downtime.

The cable is market’s smallest-diameter Category 6A cable that’s also designed to support multi-gigabit, smart building applications such as in-building wireless. Installers can combine 10GXW with connectivity systems without a jack, biscuit box or patch cord for more straightforward end-to-end cabling infrastructure system.

“Enterprise wireless access ports requiring Category 6A performance are projected to grow by over 30% through 2022 to support increases in mobile data traffic,” says Matt Baum, Belden’s product line manager, enterprise connectivity. “To support this increase, cabling infrastructure will also need to change to accommodate it. 10GXW Cables allow easy upgrades to Category 6A performance levels, using a cabling solution that supports multi-gigabit applications and reduces labor and material costs.”

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James has been Editor of Stadia since 2018 having worked at print and digital magazines and websites around the world covering everything from lifestyle to sport, technology, motoring, and more. He also edits Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International.

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