If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in network cabling, Cat 7 and Cat 7a are the way to go. These cables are designed to provide even higher speeds and greater reliability than their predecessors, Cat 6 and Cat 6a.
Cat 7 cabling can handle up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) speeds over distances of up to 100 meters, while Cat 7a can handle 10GbE speeds over distances of up to 100 meters as well as 40GbE speeds over distances of up to 50 meters. This makes them ideal for use in high-performance data centers, enterprise networks, and other environments where speed and reliability are critical.
One of the key advantages of Cat 7 and Cat 7a cabling is their superior shielding. These cables use shielded twisted pair (STP) construction, which provides greater protection against crosstalk and electromagnetic interference (EMI). This shielding helps to ensure that data is transmitted reliably and without errors, even in noisy environments.
Another benefit of these cables is their compatibility with older equipment. While Cat 7 and Cat 7a are the latest standards in cabling, they are backward-compatible with older devices that use Cat 6, Cat 6a, or even Cat 5 and Cat 5e cabling. This means that you can upgrade your network infrastructure without having to replace all of your existing equipment.
When it comes to installation, Cat 7 and Cat 7a cabling require a bit more care than previous generations of cabling. They use a different connector than previous generations, known as the GG45 connector, and require specialized crimping tools. Additionally, the cables must be properly grounded to ensure optimal performance. At Orion TS, our team of experienced technicians can help you design and install your Cat 7 or Cat 7a network infrastructure to ensure that it meets all industry standards.
Another advantage of Cat 7 and Cat 7a cabling is their ability to support Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. This means that devices such as IP cameras, access points, and VoIP phones can be powered directly through the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a separate power source. This can simplify installation and reduce costs, making it an attractive option for many businesses.
Finally, it’s worth noting that while Cat 7 and Cat 7a cabling are designed to be high-performance cables, they do require proper installation and maintenance to ensure optimal performance. This includes using the correct cable management techniques, ensuring proper grounding, and regularly testing the cables to ensure that they meet industry standards.
At Orion TS, we understand the importance of reliable and high-performance network infrastructure. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of Cat 7 and Cat 7a cabling solutions, along with expert installation and maintenance services. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing network or install a new one from scratch, we can help you achieve your networking goals. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the most out of your network.
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