Superior Essex Guarantees Industry-Leading Alien Crosstalk (AXT) Performance with Superior Essex 10Gain XP CAT 6A UTP


ATLANTA, GA. May 19, 2014 - Superior Essex announces that its 10Gain XP CAT 6A cables now offer 7 dB headroom over TIA-568-C.2 standards for Power Sum Alien Near End Crosstalk (PSANEXT) and Power Sum Attenuation to Alien Crosstalk Ratio Far-End (PSAACRF). This new performance guarantee is designed to provide UTP systems with interference protection that approaches that of shielded cabling systems.

“Our research on the performance limitations of 10 gigabit Ethernet systems showed that alien crosstalk is the true limiting noise factor within the cabling network. Knowing this, we enhanced the alien crosstalk performance of our 10Gain XP design to a level that makes the cable virtually impervious to outside interference,” says Lindsay Allen, Vice President of Marketing for Superior Essex International LP.

Not only does the 10Gain XP have excellent AXT performance, its industry-leading small diameter (0.275 inches) provides a better conduit fill ratio, a smaller bend radius, and an increase in air-flow efficiency in data centers.

Recently, Superior Essex International LP released a white paper, “Alien Crosstalk: The Limiting Noise Factor in Category 6A Channel Performance,” which is featured in the May issue of OSP Magazine and Cabling Installation and Maintenance. This white paper examines the impact of noise cancellation technology on 10GBaseT cabling systems and provides a carefully constructed argument that alien crosstalk in the cabling channel is the limiting noise parameter for the network.

Superior Essex International LP
Amir Sekhavat, Director of Global Product Management, Premises Copper

About Superior Essex
Superior Essex Inc. manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products and accessories primarily serving communications, magnet wire/winding wire, energy, wireless, and related distribution markets. It is a leading manufacturer and supplier of copper/fiber optic communications wire and cable products used to interconnect outdoor and in-building data networks. It is also a global leading manufacturer and distributor of magnet wire/winding wire products for use in motors, transformers, generators and electrical controls. Superior Essex also offers distributed antenna systems (DAS) cables and accessories that increase wireless coverage and network capacity, and low/medium voltage, energy cable products that service the Commercial, Industrial, and Utility markets.

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