How To Test to the TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 Standard

A new cabling standard TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 defines Augmented Category 6 Cabling

A new twisted pair copper cabling standard has entered the cabling arena and every installer, contractor and consultant should be aware of the news.

In February 2008, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) approved TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10. This standard defines the parameters for running 10 Gigabit per seconds Ethernet over Augmented Category 6 copper cable. It specifies cabling performance to 500 MHz and adds performance specifications and test requirements for Alien Crosstalk. This standard applies to unshielded cabling systems (UTP) as well as to the shielded cabling solutions.

As 10 Gigabit service grows and 10GBASE-T emerges in 2008, the vendor/consultant/customer community needs to understand the implications of this standard. Fluke Networks has written a whitepaper, "How To Test to the TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 Standard" to do just that.

TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 is a significant step forward in copper cabling. It will be incorporated into every cabling specification. Get ahead of the curve and know what you should do and how to certify performance. Download this free whitepaper now.