TIA/EIA is abbreviation of Telecommunication Industry Association and Electronics Industry Alliance that sets telecommunication standards in the US. BestLink Netware patch cable complies with the latest TIA/EIA telecommunication cable standards.T-568B Wiring
There are two standards for Ethernet wiring, 568A and 568B. 568B is the most prevalent in the US, and BestLink Netware patch cable follow 568B wiring standards.UTP and STP
UTP is Unshielded Twisted Pair and STP is Shielded Twisted Pair. STP cable is wrapped in metal foil or braid. Both have the same Ethernet communication performance, but STP has better protection against Electro-Magnetis noise from outside. UTP is accepted for residential and general commercial installation.CM rated jacket
CM for communication. It is set by UL (Underwriters labolatory) to indicate the wire jacket material safety. CM rating is safe to use in residential and general commercial installtions.24AWG and Stranded
AWG (American Wire Gauge) indicates wire thickness. Higher the number, thinner the wire. 24AWG or 26AWG is commonly used for ethernet cables. Stranded wire is a bundle of hair thin wires as oposed to solid wire that is single solid wire. Stranded wire is more flexible than solid wire and commonly used for indoor network wiring such as patch cable.RoHS
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. This directive restricts the use of hazardous materials in the manufacture of electronic and electrical equipments. BestLink Netware cables are all RoHS compliant.