Product Families & Solutions
GigaSPEED® X10D UTP and FTP Solution
As you probably know, improving network performance is simply a matter
of moving the bottlenecks around. Right now, your network's bottleneck
may not be inadequate bandwidth. It may be underpowered servers, or out
of date workstations.
However, it is no secret that you are under constant pressure to offer
more services, to more users, while coping with new applications and
In addition, you are asked to minimize the risk of downtime and
failure, or rather maximize uptime, while lowering costs.
You need to build in tolerance, installing high-performance,
high-quality systems, while protecting against uncertain future
developments in technologies, products, and applications that may
require major (and costly) upgrades. This risk is managed only through
a careful selection of systems with reliability, scalability and the
future in mind.
This is particularly true for the cabling infrastructure. Consider that
cabling solution you have deployed running out of capacity in the next
Today's server will be tomorrow's
Every five years you can add a zero
to your current Ethernet data rate
Cost of bandwidth is dropping faster
than packets on a poorly designed network
Processing power will continue to
double every 18 - 24 months while cost declines
Terabytes of data moving and stored
on today's networks will triple over the next five years
multi-site collaboration, and real time streaming media will choke
today's network infrastructure over the next five years.
Growth in Bandwidth
Current trends show the migration of LAN speeds from 100 Mb/s
(100BASE-TX) today towards 1000 Mb/s (1000BASE-T) is already well under
way. In particular, as the density and processing power of computer
devices located in data centers and enterprise networks increases, so
will the demand for higher speeds at data aggregation points.
Additionally, there is an increasing demand for high-performance
structured cabling solutions to support bandwidth intensive
applications such as real time multi-media presentations, data base
access and storage, CAD/CAM, and convergence of voice data and video.
As computer density and bandwidth requirements increase, we expect the
demand for a cost effective 10 Gigabit structured cabling solution
utilizing twisted pair copper technology to grow.
Likewise, in today's high-bandwidth computing environments it is not
unusual to find multiple applications running in the foreground such
as: Word Processing, Electronic Mail, Imaging, Instant Messaging
Applications, Media Player, Streaming Media, Videoconferencing, and
VoIP. Background tasks such as virus scanning, software updates, system
monitoring, encryption, compression and proactive information
organization are creating an additional drain on bandwidth that is not
easily detected by the end-user.
Another driver of higher data speeds are Data Centers (employing
Storage Area Networks) that first emerged on the scene as a result of
the Internet boom and the increased demand for web hosting.
Subsequently, further growth in Data Centers was stimulated by security
and business continuity concerns based on the increasing awareness of
potential internal and external threats. More enterprises today realize
the necessity to have secure and easily accessible data storage
facilities in order to protect their business, and strategies range
from redundant in-house infrastructure to off-site data storage.
10 Gigabit Copper Technology
To satisfy the growing requirement for adequate network bandwidth, the
IEEE 802.3an Task Force developed 10GBASE-T, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet
standard for copper twisted pair cabling. Due to the complexity of
electronics to support 10GBASE-T, the initial objective to develop a
standard to support Category 5e cabling was dropped, and the exact
maximum distance over compliant Category 6 cabling remains uncertain.
Cabling standards bodies have developed informative documents for the
installed base of Category 6/Class E or higher performance cabling
(TR24750 by ISO/IEC, TR 50173-99-1 by CENELEC and TSB-155 by TIA), that
are intended to provide guidelines to verify support for 10GBASE-T.
These guidelines include a number of mitigation procedures that range
from unbundling of cables to replacement of various components in order
to minimize crosstalk from adjacent channels and improve high frequency
performance. A maximum distance of 37 meters may be achievable in some
cases, and may require mitigation steps.
In anticipation of these limitations, cabling standards bodies have
rapidly developed the new ISO/IEC 11801 Class EA and ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
Category 6A specifications that will guarantee 100 meter support for
new installations. The 10GBASE-T standard refers to the Category
6A/Class EA channel specifications, which applies to both UTP and
FTP/STP cabling. In addition to detailed characterization up to 500 MHz
of cabling channel parameters such as Insertion Loss, Crosstalk and
Return Loss, a critical electrical parameter known as Alien Crosstalk
has been added to the list of channel design specifications. Alien
Crosstalk is the undesired coupling noise from adjacent cables and
connectors into a given cable or connecting device in close proximity.
The IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T specification, and the new cabling
standards, will accelerate the migration to 10-gigabit capable
infrastructures, with the Category 6A/Class EA cabling specifications
offering the assurance of performance that exceed the requirements of
the IEEE standard. Breakthrough crosstalk performance, improvement in
Insertion Loss, extrapolated performance to 500 MHz and compliance to
Category 6A/Class EA channel specifications are some of the key
elements of the GigaSPEED X10D Solutions.
The GigaSPEED X10D UTP Solution
CommScope, through its SYSTIMAX brand, is recognized worldwide for its
relentless drive to provide the world's most robust, responsive and
reliable network infrastructures. We're proud to continue that legacy
with the latest innovation from CommScope Labs. The GigaSPEED X10D
Solutions have been specifically engineered with enhanced cable and
connector performance designed to support the emerging 10 Gigabit
Ethernet requirements and in particular the new Category 6A/Class EA
cabling specifications. Using patented technology and the scientific
capabilities of CommScope Labs, we believe the GigaSPEED X10D Solutions
exhibit far superior channel performance for legacy solutions, along
with innovative engineering techniques to meet the specific demands 10
Gb/s brings to the physical layer. The GigaSPEED X10D Solutions deliver
next generation support by giving users nearly double the bandwidth of
today's Category 6 cabling channel and real-world performance in
worst-case installation conditions.
Cabling Solution Selection
The GigaSPEED X10D UTP and FTP solutions exhibit the same key
functional benefit - exceed the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T cabling channel
specifications, plus the TIA Category 6A and ISO/IEC Class EA
specifications. The selection of cabling media, UTP or FTP, is
dependent on factors such as performance, reliability, cost,
environment, space consideration, ease of installation and use, and
availability of good earthing/grounding points. Selection is a customer
preference based on what is appropriate for the
The GigaSPEED X10D UTP solution is recommended for the majority of
installations and environments. It is a true globally portable solution
and delivers performance in excess of the Category 6A/Class EA
specifications, while remaining easy to install and maintain. The
GigaSPEED X10D FTP solution addresses customer environments where there
is preference for FTP cabling, and overcomes performance deficiencies
that exist with traditional FTP solutions to deliver Category 6A/Class
Highlights from the Best Warranty in the Industry
The GigaSPEED X10D Solutions are
backed by the SYSTIMAX Network
Infrastructure Solutions 20-year Extended Product Warranty and
Applications Assurance that we
believe to be the best in the industry.
Our Application Assurance covers an
extremely comprehensive suite of applications from voice, data and
video applications to complex building management systems by some of
the world's leading manufacturers.
We provide guaranteed channel
performance specifications - not "average," not "nominal," as many
companies state, but guaranteed worstcase channel performance - and we
warrant that your certified SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solutions will meet
or exceed those specifications for 20 years.
The GigaSPEED X10D Solutions are so
advanced that we can include support of 10GBASE-T and even applications
that do not yet exist in the SYSTIMAX Network Infrastructure Solutions
20-Year Extended Product Warranty and Applications Assurance.
Specifically, we will warrant any application introduced by recognized
user standards or user forums that specify applicable ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
or ISO/IEC 11801 components and link/channel specifications for cabling.
For more detailed information and the GigaSPEED X10D product components
overview please refer to the GigaSPEED X10D UTP and FTP Solutions
GigaSPEED X10D UTP and FTP Solutions
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