CAT6 Patch Panel with Green Patch Cords

Copper Cabling Systems

ICC manufactures a complete, end-to-end solution for installing a copper cabling system, which includes a broad line of bulk cable, jacks, and patch panels. A copper cabling systems designed to build-out from the work area to the telecom room. ICC’s cabling system supports small businesses, large enterprises, or data centers. After the installation, ICC offers a 15-year system warranty or a lifetime performance warranty through its network of certified installers.

No Compatibility Issues

ICC Premise Cables, keystone jacks, and patch panels are fine-tuned to work together and achieve the highest power-sum near-end crosstalk (PSNEXT) and far-end crosstalk cancellation (FEXT) performances. PSNEXT and FEXT help the cabling system omit interference, provide balance to rejects noise and emissions, decrease return loss to reduce signal reflections, and low attenuation to ensure strong signal transmission.

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TIA® Component-rated

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Component rating is a much tougher standard to achieve than the Permanent Link rating. It means each component in the cabling system must pass a tougher standard, instead of relying on the entire cabling system to pass a lower standard. ICC Premise Cables, jacks, and patch panels have all been tested to meet and exceed the TIA Component rating standard.

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Supports Emerging Technologies

ICC’s Ethernet cabling systems support common applications as well as emerging technologies, such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), Voice over IP (VoIP), and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and more.

  • Category 5e (CAT5e): currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 100 MHz, is used for 100 Mbit/s Ethernet networks. This category of products is commonly used for VoIP applications.
  • Category 6 (CAT6): currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5e. This category of products is commonly used for 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet networks.
  • Category 6A (CAT6A): currently defined in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 500 MHz, double that of category 6. This category of products is commonly used for 10GBase-T networks.
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Comparison of HD and EZ Keystone Jacks

HD or EZ® Style Jacks?

Before installation, choose either High Density (HD) or Easy (EZ) style outlets and patch panels. To pack more connectivity into less space, choose HD. To simplify wiring and installation, choose EZ.

Fixed or Modular Patch Panels?

Another decision to make is to choose fixed or modular patch panels. A fixed patch panel has wide 110-IDCs which makes wiring and termination easy. A modular panel requires jacks to be terminated first then snap into the panel. The modular patch panels offer the flexibility of removing or reorganizing the ports after installation.

Comparison of Fixed Patch Panel and Modular Patch Panel
CAT6A FTP Patch Panel with Grounding

FTP and Grounding

Some equipment emits electrical interference (EMI) which can interfere with and degrade cabling system performance. ICC offers two levels of protection -- foiled twisted pair (FTP) and grounding. ICC’s FTP series of keystone jacks, bulk cables, and patch panels are 360 degrees shielded. The FTP permanent link system can then be grounded from the outlet to the patch panel.

Compliance

ICC’s bulk cables, keystone jacks, and patch panels are complaint with numerous industry standards:

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) listed for safety
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS®)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC®) Part‑68 for connecting terminal equipment
  • Bulk Ethernet cables have been tested by Intertek and carry the ETL® mark.
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CAT6 Patch Panel with Green Patch Cords
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Performance Warranty

ICC Elite Installers™ can register a 15-Year Performance Warranty™ on an ICC structured cabling system without certification. ICC Certified Elite Installers™ can register and certify the system with a Lifetime Performance Warranty™.

Where Has ICC Been Installed?

ICC cabling systems have been widely installed in school districts, university campuses, medical centers, hospitals, hotels, government facilities, commercial buildings, retail stores, community centers, financial institutions, and others.

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