“Category 8 will play a major role in data centers and mission-critical environments upgrading to 25/40GBASE-T, says Mark Dearing, Senior Product Manager at Leviton. “Cabling manufacturers are now engineering solutions with additional quality and flexibility to meet these demanding new applications. But even the most advanced infrastructure relies on high-quality installation practices to ensure the network will operate at its best. Proper testing and certification in the field translates to less chance of disruption, downtime, and unforeseen costs in the future.”
This article takes an in-depth look at the new standards for Category 8 cable testers, and how these standards were developed.