Siemon Provides Guidance on Cabling Media Selection

Watertown, CT – Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced a new tech brief aimed to guide building owners, consultants, designers and integrators in choosing the right twisted-pair cabling media to support current and emerging applications such as wireless, audiovisual (AV) and remote powering applications.

Siemon’s tech brief entitled, “Choosing the Right Twisted-Pair Cabling for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Converged LAN Technologies,” was developed to address conflicting information coming from system vendors and application standards that has created confusion when it comes to selecting the correct cabling media. The tech brief outlines the requirements for guaranteeing support of wireless applications such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G-ready distributed antenna systems (DAS), and focuses on selecting network cabling media for AV applications such as HDBaseT and Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE). As a member of the SDVoE Alliance and as a global manufacturer of low-voltage cabling solutions, Siemon understands that a high-performance 10 Gb/s-capable network is required to ensure AV signal integrity and reliability. The tech brief also addresses cabling selection considerations for remote powering applications such as power over Ethernet (PoE) and power over HDBaseT.

Based on the latest technologies, industry standards recommendations for all new installations, and the fact that selecting one cabling media type offers greater flexibility and savings for today’s LAN deployments where more devices than ever are converging onto a single cabling infrastructure, Siemon’s new tech brief clearly demonstrates that Category 6A/class EA cabling should the minimum cabling media for today’s LAN deployments.

To download the new Tech Brief, “Choosing the Right Twisted-Pair Cabling for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Converged LAN Technologies” visit