As discussed in Part 1, when you are installing or upgrading a network at your home or business, choosing the right type of Ethernet cable will be important for the success of the project. Part 2 will discuss the three best reasons for upgrading your network to Cat6a cabling.
1) Future Proofing
The amount of data your company’s network is processing is probably doubling regularly. Your team would be smart to discuss your business and technical needs with an expert prior to installation of new cabling because it will save time, effort, and money in the future.
If you upgrade to Cat6a or better cabling now, you’ll avoid being forced to carry out additional upgrades every time you install equipment featuring new technology with much higher data demands. There will also come a time the new switches you install will need Cat6a or a higher category.
2) Increased Capability
Cat6a cables are capable of handling 10 Gigabits per second at 500 MHz up to a distance of 100 meters (328 feet). Cat6a cables can be wound along walls, around corners, and through doorways for long distances without compromising data transmissions. Cat6a also provides enhanced performance for PoE (Power over Ethernet).
Cat6a is equipped with stronger sheathing, eliminating alien crosstalk and improving signal-to-noise ratio. Cat6a is considerably thicker than Cat6 and Cat5e, making it more difficult to install, so it is more suitable for commercial facilities.
3) Makes WiFi Optional
WiFi makes getting online very convenient when you are using mobile devices. However, there are people who struggle because of their EMF (electromagnetic field) sensitivity.
They suffer from body aches, dizziness, flu-like headaches, nausea, stress, and tingling skin whenever they are near an EMF emitting device like a wireless router. Some people also have their sleep patterns disrupted by EMF, which can inhibit melatonin.
A wired high-speed internet connection is more reliable and faster than WiFi. Cat6a Ethernet cables directly connected to desktops or laptops will make a wireless router unnecessary at the workplace and at home, eliminating EMF exposure.
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