Shopping for Cabling solutions
Here's a compilation of the various copper and fiber cabling
solutions available in the market.
Avaya has a range of wiring solutions for businesses and homes, that are meant
for voice, data, and video applications. Its SYSTIMAX Structured Connectivity
Solutions comprises of:
- A fully integrated structured cabling solution including a range of cables,
cords, outlets and patching hardware.
- Every component works together to deliver electrical performance that exceeds
ISO/IEC and TIA Category 6/Class E standards. NEXT is improved by a factor
- 256 key electrical parameters for cable, cord and connectors are specified.
- SYSTIMAX SCS PowerSUM Cabling was developed to provide a more robust cabling
system than Category 5 due to the evolution of 100 Mbps applications that
feature sophisticated encoding algorithms and required simultaneous signal
transmission over two or more cable pairs in both directions (full duplex
- PowerSUM channel performance specifications exceed not only the current
ratified and proposed standards in TIA and ISO for Category 5e cabling systems
but are also capable of providing stable and continual performance up to 155.5
- SYSTIMAX channels that are comprised exclusively of PowerSUM passive products
end-to-end are capable of delivering 1.0 Gb/s to the workstation in accordance
with application standards and are eligible for the SYSTIMAX SCS 20-year Extended
Product Warranty and Applications Assurance Program.
- The SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED Solution is a route to reliable LAN communications
in the Gb/s range.
- An end-to-end multimode fiber solution, it enables migration from 10Mb/s
to 10Gb/s in premises networks.
- It can unleash the full potential of your GigaSPEED XL UTP or PowerSUM
UTP cabling network at a low cost.
- Standard multimode and single-mode fiber.
- Lowest multimode fiber channel loss available, up to 50% less than other
- Lowest loss Small Form Factor Connector available in the industry - LC
- The SYSTIMAX 110 VisiPatch System ensures quick, easy installation with
low operating costs, enabling an organization to reduce labor and administrative
- With the 110 VisiPatch System, a perfect cord connection is really the
only option, ensuring minimum risk of downtime at all times.
- The 110 VisiPatch System's revolutionary design ensures that IT professionals
have greater control and management of an "organized" IT system,
making it easier and quicker for them to do their job.
More information is available on www.tatatelecom.com/products.asp or www.avaya.com.
D-Link has introduced its entire range of Structured Cabling Solutions (SCS)
in the Indian market. It offers a range of copper and fiber products that conform
to the prevalent standards like CAT 5e, CAT 6, single-mode and multimode fibers.
Its UTP and STP cabling portfolios include cables, information outlets, surface
mount boxes, connectors, patch cords, modular patch panels, and keystone patch
In addition, D-Link offers the latest fiber optic adapters and combination products
to enable copper and fiber on the same platform.
D-Link positions is cabling solutions at verticals like Telecom, PSU, finance,
education, defence, pharmaceuticals etc.
More information about D-Link's cabling solutions is available on www.dlink.co.in.
This vendor has a comprehensive range of cabling solutions, not just for LANs
but also for other aspects of infrastructure like Telephone cables, CATV cables,
switchboard cables, auto & battery cables etc.
Within the Structured Cabling segment, Finolex offers CAT 5e and CAT 6 solutions
as well as fiber-based cabling.
Its UTP LAN cables comprise of:
- The CAT 5 UTP LAN cables are 100 Mhz cable can support speeds up to 155
- The CAT 5 E UTP LAN cables are 100 MHz cable can support speeds up to 1GBPS.
- The CAT 5 E + UTP LAN cables, 200 MHz can support speeds higher than 1Gbps.
- The CAT 6, 300 MHz cable can support speeds up to 2.4 GBPS.
Finolex also manufactures Fiber Optic cable, both single mode and Multimode
, Armored cable as well as Unarmored dielectric cable.
OptiNet offers you the entire range of copper and fiber components. These components
are manufactured by. Leviton Voice and Data, USA and marketed by Finolex. The
copper components range from CAT 5, Gigamax CAT 5 E & Extreme CAT 6. The
fiber System is called the Opti-X system.
More information is available on www.finolex.com.
KRONE offers PremisNET for structured in-house cabling applications. These
solutions can be used in private buildings, industrial complexes or small-business
PremisNET GLOBAL LEADER
Krone PremisNET GLOBAL LEADER is a comprehensive and future oriented Category
6 communications infrastructure for leading corporations and businesses wanting
the most advanced network available. GLOBAL LEADER, using TrueNet technology,
provides GIGABIT at maximum throughput, is the highest performing fixed network
solution available on the market and allows for all future technologies operating
above one gigabit.
By utilizing finely tuned cabling components, TrueNet eliminates many of the
most common causes of re-transmissions in data networks ensuring that KRONE
can guarantee Zero Bit Error Rate Performance.
The premium GLOBAL LEADER solution is for the organization that needs to future
proof its network with bandwidth capability to support 10 Gigabit. KRONE's OM3
50um enhanced multimode and OS1 9um single-mode cable and connectivity components
are incorporated in the premium GLOBAL LEADER cabling solution.
The Krone PremisNET Enterprise solution is designed for small and medium-size
companies. It combines copper and fiber optic components with wireless LAN and
free space optic solutions.
KRONE's PremisNET ENTERPRISE solution meets all the needs of today's Category
5 networks, providing bandwidth up to one GIGABIT on copper and optical components
and 11 Megabit on wireless. ENTERPRISE, built upon the HIGHWAY, HIGHLIGHT and
HIGHBAND product portfolios, is backed by KRONE's comprehensive twenty-year
The ENTERPRISE solution, designed to support applications that require bandwidth
to support 1 Gigabit transmissions, comprises OM1 and OM2 cable and connectivity
Krone also offers AccessNET cabling solutions for the telecommunications industry.
More information is available on www.kroneindia.com.
Molex offers end-to-end structured cabling solutions for both copper and fiber
optic media. The product solutions range from workstation solutions, horizontal
area, backbone area, campus area, and administration area. Molex offers the
latest technology in intelligent patching through the Molex Real Time System,
which builds intelligence into the structured cabling system.
Premise Networks, a division of Molex, offers the PowerCat 6 end-to-end solution
that includes Category 6 patch panel jacks and patch cords. The new patch panels
and wall outlets incorporate the innovative DataGate PlusTM jack.
PowerCat FTP - Enhanced Category 5 System comprises of cables, patch panels,
patch cords, and jacks (MOD-clip, Euromod, FTP).
Molex's PowerCat FTP cable, has been designed to support high-speed data transmission
systems such as gigabit Ethernet. This cable is part of the PowerCat System
range of products, that have been designed based on the PowerSum principle of
crosstalk measurement and testing.
Real-time Patching Systems
In addition, Premise Networks also offers Real-time Patching Systems. This intelligent
connectivity management system comprises of intelligent patch panels, patch
cords, integration strips. Cable and physical layer management hardware and
software provides IT managers with real-time cabling infrastructure information,
monitors moves, adds and changes and facilitates automated network mapping and
works orders. Configuration of the system is simple and integra. Self-learning
port identification reduces setup time. Scalability of the system is unlimited
and it can be managed locally, remotely. or via Web connection.
Xpress-Lock is a new field terminable MT-RJ connector. It maximizes field efficiency
with minimum termination time (less than 2 minutes), total flexibility and superior
design features. This end-to-end Xpress-Lock MT-RJ connectivity solution comprises
of a connector, patented shuttered adapters and an adapter plate.
More information is available on www.molex.com or www.molexpn.com.
PANDUIT offers solutions for all twisted pair copper cabling applications. Systems
are designed to exceed the latest industry standards, providing assurance of
network reliability. The PANDUIT solution will support emerging technologies,
including Voice over IP and Gigabit Ethernet.
Mini-Com Modules exceed the latest TIA/EIA-568-B requirements for maximum performance
and reliability and are designed for fast moves, adds and changes. Multiple
module colors allow color-coding for network segregation to accommodate your
specific network strategy.
PANDUIT offers a full line of innovative fiber optic connectivity products that
meet the most demanding industry requirements for data and telecommunication
applications. These products provide modular solutions for applications that
include Local Area Network (LAN), Public Networks, Storage Area Networks (SAN),
fiber-to-the-desk and 10Gb/s Ethernet.
PANDUIT fiber optic connectivity solutions include a diverse selection of fiber
optic connectors, adapter modules, adapters, patch cords, cable assemblies and
accessories for both single-mode and multimode applications to reduce your Total
Cost of Ownership.
PANDUIT offers a complete selection of communications outlets as part of the
Pan-Net Network System offering. Work Area Outlet products provide a broad range
of solutions that are easily installed and offer absolute modularity. All products
provide an aesthetically pleasing solution that will compliment all types of
work areas (office, schools, factories, etc).
A complete line of Zone Cabling products for workspace environments are also
available, including open office architecture and industrial applications.
Panduit also manufactures a comprehensive range of related products such as
connectors, cable ties, and other accessories.
More information is available on www.panduit.com/products/TYCO ELECTRONCS
The AMP NETCONNECT Optical Fiber Systems support gigabit and even ten gigabit
speeds needed for critical backbone networks, while also supporting existing
horizontal optical technologies.
AMPTRAC Intelligent Cable Management System: This AMPTRAC solution will turn
any cabling system and its connected devices into an intelligent network, eliminating
costly and time-consuming manual cable management.
With this set of tools, you can track and document all moves, adds and changes
to your network from a centralized location as they occur. The fully automated
system will optimize your asset utilization, maintain highly accurate documentation
and prevent costly errors.
The new AMP NETCONNECT Category 6 System has been designed to keep pace with
the evolving requirements of the Category 6 standard. The individual components
of the system, as well as links and channels, comply with all of the proposed
requirements of TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1 Transmission Performance Specifications for
4-Pair 100W Category 6 Cabling.
The AMP NETCONNECT Enhanced Category 5 cabling system exceeds TIA/EIA Category
5e performance requirements to give you the headroom you need to answer future
networking demands today.
The AMP NETCONNECT XG System is a high performance multimode fiber optic cabling
system. It has been designed to meet the requirements of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet
application, while still supporting all legacy LED and VCSEL applications just
like standard 50/1250µm.
The system fulfills the specifications of IEEE 802.3ae for 10GBaseSR (10 Gigabit
Ethernet serial transmission on MMF) and complies to the upcoming fiber type
and link class definitions of the 2nd edition of ISO 11801. All system components
have been designed and optimized to provide the best multimode system performance
possible in order to ensure compatibility for the upcoming Gigabit and 10 Gigabit
The MT-RJ Optical Fiber Cabling System is designed to remove the last great
hurdle of economical fiber networking: the size of the connectors and the resulting
The MT-RJ connector is a little smaller than a standard phone jack, and it's
just as easy to connect and disconnect. It's half the size of the SC connector
it was designed to replace, so it offers twice the port density of traditional
fiber connectors. And it's designed to fit into conventional RJ-45 faceplates
and patch panel cutouts, minimizing the equipment needed for conversion to fiber.
Fiber networking is more cost-effective than ever. MT-RJ is the cabling system
that's making it happen.
Tyco Electronics offers the AMP NETCONNECT products for quick and easy installation
of high performance data center and storage area network applications. Combining
pre-terminated cable assemblies and cassettes makes installation simple as lug-and-go
mounting the cassettes, pulling or placing the cables, and plugging the cables
into the cassettes.
Tyco Electronics also offers a full line of AMP NETCONNECT patch cords, enclosures
and accessories for a complete end-to-end network.
More information is available on www.ampconnect.com or www.tycoelectronics.com.
The information in this article was sourced from manufacturer websites and brochures.
None of the products featured here were formerly tested by Network Magazine,
nor have the vendor claims been verified.