Why is UTP Cable Performance (Headroom) Important to Your Network?

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Transferring data over your network relies on ‘link performance’, i.e. the cable/component’s ability to transfer a signal while retaining its original information content.  A minimum level of performance is required, and this is measured during testing by the amount of ‘headroom’ that is left. Headroom is affected first by the quality of components used, second, by cable length, third, by cable handling and fourth, by termination quality. The better the quality of materials, the shorter the cable length runs, the better the cable handling during installation and the better the termination all equal a larger link headroom.

UTP Cable Headroom

Each system provides users with headroom assurance that will exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 6 and ISO 11801 Edition 2.1 Class E standards for the following key electrical parameters: Insertion Loss (IL), Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT), Power Sum NEXT, ACR-N, Power Sum ACR-N, ACR-F, Power Sum ACR-F, and Return Loss. You should be aiming for as large as headroom as possible.  the larger the headroom, the more allowance your links have for being able to transmit data quickly and accurately and the more able they are to function when they come into contact with environmental issues, crosstalk or noise.


If you would like to find out more about, how we will get your data cabling or infrastructure projects right the first time, talk to our team today. With highly skilled engineers located right across the country, you are guaranteed a rapid and effective response. Optimal Technology Ltd can provide you high quality products at low price. Call us on 01973432325, 01973432326, 01973432328, 01973432342 and email to us jay@optimal.com.bd, atiq@optimal.com.bd, info@optimal.com.bd

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