Advantages of Category 6
The need for speed.
With information throughput doubling at an exponential rate, the ‘need for speed’ is critical to your business. For many businesses, the undisputed performance advantages offered by a 200 MHz cabling system are well worth the investment.
Bandwidth – positive PowerSum ACR beyond 200 MHz.
This means around twice the nominal bandwidth of existing cabling systems. There are other benefits too: the Return Loss performance is enhanced, delivering assured support for high-speed bi-directional applications like Gigabit Ethernet.
When investing in your cabling system, you expect a return on your investment. Category 6 maximises your return on investment in data networks and ensures that they will support your business needs in future.
If you have an allocated budget for your network infrastructure now – but maybe not tomorrow, Category 6 is the future-proof solution you’re looking for. Category 6 allows you to squeeze all the useful life out of your cabling system for as long as possible. This may be important if you are a University, College or a charitable institution who may not be able to carry-over budgets into a future financial period.
A long-term solution
For organisations currently considering Gigabit Ethernet, there are two options when you come to re-cable. The first is to extend the existing Category 5e network and hope the future upgrading of active equipment and software does not force another re-cabling too soon. The second, it to opt for category 6 in the knowledge that the available channel bandwidth has doubled.