R&M universal cable solution launched for LAN and data centres.
R&M has launched a universal Cat. 8.1 cabling system to support up to 40GbE. The system is backward-compatible as it is based on the standard RJ45 plug-in format. That means Cat. 6A patch leads used to date can still be deployed; networks can still be operated with 10GbE; data centres and LAN operators do not need any additional adapters, transmission cables or fibre optic interfaces if they are soon migrating to the faster network generations 25 and 40GbE.
After the installation of a basic Cat. 8.1 infrastructure, faster switches and servers can be integrated seamlessly. The basic Cat. 8.1 infrastructure (Permanent Link) consists of two RJ45 connection modules and a shielded Cat. 8.2/8.1 S/FTP installation cable. The system complies with both standard families: ISO/IEC 11801, Class I, and ANSI/TIA-568.2-D.
The system is intended for data centres, particularly with regard to top-of-rack and end-of-row cabling. It would also suit buildings which require extremely fast local data networks.