‘Digital India’ is an initiative of the Indian government that aims to push digitization and connectivity as a vehicle for boosted economic growth. With this program to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy, we have seen an inclination towards digitalization, not only in the industrial sectors but also in areas like medical consultations over video conferencing, virtual classrooms, banking services, e-Governance, etc.
It essentially aims to promote an ‘internet of things’ approach in the rural economy in particular and in the wider economy in general. The performance of these cables are tested by the standards set by groups like the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE?
Choosing the right quality of Ethernet cable is much more significant today than ever before.
We are living in an era where life is standstill without internet or in other words without a correct LAN cable. These cables when connected in domestic infrastructure are not subjected to continuous movement or harsh environment. However, the industrial facilities can be with water, dust, oil, grease, unthinkable temperature and UV exposure. And yet, we expect these cables to run smoothly. With extensive in-house testing facilities, RR Kabel provides a wide range of unscreened and screened Ethernet cables with quality and reliability of signal and data.
For harsh environments, these cables are provided with additional properties like:
- UV (Ultraviolet) resistant
- Oil resistant
- Anti-rodent and Anti-termite
TIA’s CAT6 standard sets the bar for CAT6 cables and connectivity. The data transmission must perform above the TIA limit for up to 250MHz. The cable can extend up to 100 meters and transfer data at a maximum data rate of 1Gbps (1000-BASE-T). Another version of the CAT6 standard is available; it is labeled as CAT6A and is considered an advancement of CAT6. TIA set the limit at 500MHz, which is double the CAT6 standard. The CAT6A cable can extend up to 100 meters and transfer data at a maximum data rate of 10Gbps (10GBASE-T).
The combination of foil and / or metals screen provides maximum screen efficiency across the frequency spectrum. It substantially enhances the noise immunity and thereby increases the data rate for a given distance.
Depending upon different applications, the LAN cables are available in the following varieties:
- U/UTP – This cable is not shielded at all, and is the common unshielded cable most often referred to as UTP cable.
- F/UTP (FTP) – An overall foil shield (F) with unscreened twisted pairs (UTP). This cable is very much like common UTP cables, with the addition of foil underneath the main cable jacket. Another common name for this cable is FTP.
- S/UTP – An overall braid screen (S) with unscreened twisted pairs (UTP). This is occasionally referred to as an STP cable.
- SF/UTP – Both overall braid screen (S) and foil shield (F) with unscreened twisted pairs (UTP). This cable is also occasionally referred to as an STP cable.
- S/FTP – An overall braid screen (S) with foil screened twisted pairs (FTP). The shield underneath the jacket is a braid, and each individual pair is surrounded by its own foil barrier. The purpose of the additional foil on individual pairs is to limit the amount of crosstalk between them.
- F/FTP – An overall foil shield (F) with foil screened twisted pairs (FTP).
- U/FTP – No overall shielding or braid (U) with foil screened twisted pairs (FTP).