Superior Essex is excited to announce that its PowerWise™ Category 5e+ 4PPoE cable and its Category 6+ F/UTP cable have been certified by the HDBaseT Alliance as approved power and data solutions for HD audio and video applications. This certification allows the PowerWise CAT 5e+ cable and the CAT 6+ F/UTP cable to be used in HD A/V applications in home and enterprise spaces where communications cabling is prevalent and interoperability between communications infrastructure such as HD A/V is critical to overall system performance.

The PowerWise CAT 5e+ cable is the only category cable designed to support a variety of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications, especially those requiring high power transmission and exceptional energy efficiency. The Category 6+ cable is designed for traditional network applications including 10GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T and legacy Ethernet applications, as well as Power-0ver-Ethernet, and offers up to 18 dB margin of Alien Crosstalk (AXT) headroom. Each of these cables can also help purchasers meet their sustainability requirements, with the CAT 6+ offering Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Health Product Declarations (HPD) that allow it to contribute toward LEED credits, and both the PowerWise CAT 5e+ and the CAT 6+ cables being manufactured domestically in a Zero Waste to Landfill facility.

The HDBaseT Alliance is an organization which promotes and standardizes HDBaseT™ technology for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed High-Definition (HD) multimedia. With the certification of these cables, Superior Essex now offers a full range of high-performance Category 5e through Category 6A cables that have been certified by the HDBaseT Alliance and are listed as solutions for HD A/V. In addition to the PowerWise CAT 5e+ and the CAT 6+ F/UTP cables, this listing also includes the 10Gain® XP Category 6A cable, designed with a nominal 0.265” overall diameter and a unique isolation wrap that provides up to 7 dB of AXT headroom.

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About Superior Essex
Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Product lines include Indoor and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) closures, fire alarm/security (FAS) cables, and low/medium voltage energy cable products and accessories. Superior Essex International LP is a subsidiary of Superior Essex Inc.