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FS Cat6 Riser Cable: Top Benefits and Applications for Seamless Connectivity

Updated on May 22, 2024 by
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Network cabling is essential for efficient data transmission in IT systems. Cat6 riser cables are necessary for vertical installations in multistory buildings among the various options. This article explores the advantages and applications of FS Cat6 riser pure copper cable, demonstrating why it is a top choice for networking professionals.

FS Cat6 Riser Cable Overview

As evident from its name, a riser cable transfers data or information between different floors of a multistory building. The table below shows the specifications of the bulk Cat6 riser cables provided by FS, each supporting a maximum data rate of 1000Base-T and tested to provide a 550 MHz bandwidth for fast Ethernet applications.

 
Shielding Type
UTP
SF/UTP
F/UTP
Cable Length
1000ft (305m)
1000ft (305m)
1000ft (305m)
Reference Bandwidth
550MHz
550MHz
550MHz
Data Rate Support
10/100/1000Base-T
10/100/1000Base-T
10/100/1000Base-T
Conductor Type
Pure Bare Copper Wire
Pure Bare Copper Wire
Pure Bare Copper Wire
Number of Conductors
4 Pairs
4 Pairs
4 Pairs
Conductor Diameter (mm)
0.565 ± 0.005
0.565 ± 0.005
0.565 ± 0.005
Cable Outer Diameter (mm)
6.20 ± 0.40
7.80 ± 0.40
7.40 ± 0.40
Bend Radius (mm)
26.4
32.8
31.2
Standard
ISO/IEC 11801, ANSI/TIA-568.2-D
ISO/IEC 11801, ANSI/TIA-568.2-D
ISO/IEC 11801, ANSI/TIA-568.2-D
Operating Temperature
-20 to 75°C (-4 to 167°F)
-20 to 75°C (-4 to 167°F)
-20 to 75°C (-4 to 167°F)
Installation Temperature
-10 to 50°C (-14 to 122°F)
-10 to 50°C (-14 to 122°F)
-10 to 50°C (-14 to 122°F)
 

The Advantages of FS Cat6 Riser Cable

FS bulk Cat6 riser cable stands out with its high-performance transmission, improved crosstalk performance, and exceptional durability. These cables offer reliable data rates, robust construction, and ease of installation, making them a preferred choice for various networking needs. Below are the specific benefits that highlight the advantages of FS Cat6 riser cable:

    • High-performance Transmission: FS bulk Cat6 riser cables speed up to 550 MHz and support data rates up to 10 Gbps up to 37 meters and 1 Gbps up to 100 meters, ensuring reliable data transmission for various Ethernet applications.

High-performance Transmission of FS Cat6 Riser Cable

  • Improved Crosstalk Performance: The cable features a central spline that effectively separates the wire pairs, reducing crosstalk and ensuring a clean, undistorted signal for superior network performance.

  • Durability: Constructed with CMR riser-rated PVC jackets and pure copper solid conductors, FS Cat6 riser cables deliver stable performance and durability.

  • Cost-effectiveness: For its robust performance and durability, FS Cat6 riser cable minimizes the need for frequent replacements, reducing long-term maintenance costs.

  • Quality Certification: Tested with a Fluke DSX-8000 Versiv Cable Analyzer, FS bulk Cat6 riser cables comply with UL® and ANSI/TIA-568.2-D fire and safety standards, ensuring consistent performance and safety.

  • Easy Installation: With a wide opening design, flexible pulley, and sturdy, easy-pull dispenser box, installation becomes faster and more convenient, reducing pulling tension and streamlining the process.

  • Future-proofing: Designed to meet future network demands, FS Cat6 riser cables boast high bandwidth and speed capabilities, ensuring infrastructure readiness for evolving data loads and network requirements.

  • Compatibility: FS Cat6 riser cables are backward compatible with Cat5 and Cat5e standards. This ensures seamless integration into existing setups, making them versatile for network upgrades and new installations.

  • Multiple Colors & Lengths: Available in various colors including blue, gray, black, white, green, red, yellow, orange, and purple, and lengths of up to 305 meters, FS Cat6 riser cables offer flexibility to meet diverse installation requirements. Marked every 1m (3.28ft) on cable, they can be tailored to specific needs, reducing the need for splicing or extending cables.

Multiple Colors & Lengths

Application Scenarios of FS Cat6 Riser Cable

FS Cat6 riser cables are versatile and robust choices for various networking environments, delivering high performance, reliability, and safety. Below are some key application scenarios where FS Cat6 riser cable excels, demonstrating its adaptability and suitability for a range of networking needs.

Commercial Office Buildings

FS Cat6 riser cables support high-speed data transfer for numerous devices and applications, ensuring uninterrupted business processes. They are particularly suited for:

    • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Devices: Compliance with PoE++ standards makes FS Cat6 riser cables ideal for powering devices such as IP phones, security cameras, and wireless access points without the need for separate power sources.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Devices

  • Conference Room Connectivity: FS Cat6 riser cable is the ideal choice for cabling in modern commercial office buildings, especially for vertical runs between multiple floors. This cable supports frequencies up to 550 MHz and data rates up to 10 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data transmission across various areas such as conference rooms, workspaces, and printing zones to meet all Ethernet application needs.

FS Cat6 Riser Cable Application

Data Centers

These cables support high-density installations in data centers and minimize downtime. Their robust construction and fire safety compliance make them reliable for managing large amounts of data:

    • Server Connectivity: FS Cat6 riser cables provide the necessary bandwidth and reduced crosstalk for connecting servers, ensuring data integrity and high-speed data transfer.

Backbone Cabling

  • Backbone Cabling: A reliable backbone cabling solution for seamless data transmission between various areas within buildings. With its robust design and superior performance, the FS Cat6 riser cable is the trusted choice for connecting telecommunications rooms, equipment rooms, and entrance facilities. Ideal for ensuring efficient connectivity between main distribution frames (MDF) and intermediate distribution frames (IDFs).

Residential Complexes

Modern residential complexes require robust network infrastructure. FS bulk Cat6 riser cables offer the necessary bandwidth and reliability, enhancing connectivity for smart home devices and high-speed internet access:

  • In-Home Networking: Ensuring high-speed internet access throughout homes, FS Cat6 riser cables support the demands of multiple devices including smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

  • Smart Home Integration: These cables are ideal for connecting smart home devices, such as security systems, smart thermostats, and lighting controls, providing reliable and uninterrupted connectivity.

Conclusion

FS Cat6 riser cable is a reliable, high-performing solution for diverse networking environments. It offers superior data transmission, future-proofing capabilities, and compliance with industry standards. Its versatility and robust design make it ideal for commercial office buildings, data centers, and residential complexes, ensuring efficient and uninterrupted network performance.

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