Krone, recently acquired by ADC, has launched CopperTen, the UTP augmented Category 6 structured cabling system cap...
July 16, 2004
Krone, recently acquired by ADC, has launched CopperTen, the UTP augmented Category 6 structured cabling system capable of carrying 10 Gigabit/s Ethernet over 100 metres.
CopperTen complies with all the Category 6 standards, yet has 10 times the data capacity, the company said.
Independent consultant Steve Banks, recently completed the installation of some 70 km and 2,000 patch panel ports of CopperTen for a major international bank’s London data centre.
“Other possibilities for 10Gigabit/s data transmission, such as shielded augmented Category 6 and Category 7, have not achieved significant acceptance outside parts of central Europe and Scandinavia,” he said.
“CopperTen will enable users to install a system today that works with existing 10/100/1000 Mbit/s equipment and yet has the capacity for 10Gigabit/s when the electronics are introduced in 2005.”
Based on existing Category 6 technology, it solves the thorny problem of alien crosstalk (interference from adjacent cables), which has until now required shielded cables to be used, the company said.
The cable is elliptical rather than circular and uses several novel techniques to ensure that however the cables are installed there will always be sufficient separation to achieve the necessary performance, it said in a statement.