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New Space Saving 4 pair cable

Until a few years ago the only variances with 4 pair category patch cord was color and maybe the type of boot that slipped over the RJ45 plug. With the larger diameter Cat6 and especially Cat6a cable, cable diameter became a huge concern for installers and network engineers. Many pathways and wire management spaces designed for Cat5 and Cat5e cable were inadequately sized to handle this new requirement. Over the last few years many changes were made to cable designs in an effort to bring the diameter closer to what is typical for Cat5E.  Within the last year or so manufacturers discovered that you can go with much smaller cable diameters if you do not need the full 100 meter length for the cable run from the switch to the device attached. It has been determined that over 70 percent of network runs are 50 meters or less. This is especially true in data center environments where higher and higher densities are being required with the high density blade-style servers and HD patch panels.  Panduit has recently introduced their 28 gauge horizontal cable for the ultimate in space savings in these high density environment applications. The outside diameter for their Cat6 28 gauge cable is a very slim .150, which is less than half of the typical 24 gauge patch cord. To illustrate what that means consider a typical section of 12x2 Panduit Wyr-Grid cable manager with a capacity of 216 cables. With the 28 gauge solution, you can fit 552 cables in the same space; this is based on a 40% fill ratio. This product also works with the newer high power POE+ and POE++ equipment. Click here to check out this innovative product