Voice and Data wiring Cat5e is probably the most common networking cable. It is the standard for Ethernet, so almost anyone with a LAN network in their home or office will use Cat5e cables in some capacity. The cable itself is typically an unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable type. The cable jacket holds four twisted-pair copper wires and has RJ-45 connectors. The Cat5e cable is an enhancement (hence the "e") of the original Category 5 cable. These enhancements include improved performance and support of far-end crosstalk. The unshielded Cat5e is now generally recommended over the original cat5. Cat5e cables come in two different varieties: stranded and solid conductor. At the most general level, stranded Cat5e cables are more durable and are generally used around the house or office. Solid-conductor Cat5e cables are more efficient but less durable and are generally used in installation work (within walls, ceilings, etc.). In general all Cat5e "patch cables" are stranded, while each solid conductor cable is clearly marked. The Cat5e's terminating connector is technically an 8P8C modular connector--not an RJ-45 connector. However, the use of the term "RJ-45" is so widespread that insisting on the term "8P8C" would be pedantic at best. We adopt the standard usage of the term "RJ-45" for the connectors of Cat5e cables. Cat6 Cable is a phone and Ethernet computer cable consisting of 4 pairs intimately twisted together with either a PVC (riser) or Plenum rating. Cat6 Cable is the latest standard in indoor phone and computer networking cable. It can be used in all cat3, cat5 and cat5e or enhanced applications. It is rated up to 550 MHz making it ideal for Gigabit Ethernet connections. Cat6 Cable is widely used in newer building structures these days to plan for the future speed of computer and voice signals. It can be run up to a maximum of 721 feet while still preserving its integrity. It is worth mentioning that your performance of signal is limited to the lowest possible category cable in your system. In other words, if you have a Cat5 cable in your system, you will need to upgrade it to receive the full benefit of the faster cat6 cable. One good part of upgrading to a Cat6 cable is you can use the standard RJ45 connectors to terminate your cable. Another big benefit of Cat6 Cable is in its ability to limit electromagnetic noise and crosstalk of the signal. The tightly twisted pairs and special bonding agent help insure the integrity of the signal with fewer data losses or interruptions. A faster and more reliable signal can be critical to businesses that depend on the reliability of information technology to operate daily. Outdoor Rated Cat6 patch cables are manufactured with high quality UV (Ultra Violet) resistant PVC cable. With an Operating Temperature range of -40C to +60C (-40F to +140F), this cable handles a wide range of weather conditions, most importantly, the degrading effects of Ultra Violet rays. Booted connectors provide a secure connection every time. Cables meet EIA/TIA 568-B.2, and are UL verified to Category 6. For AVAYA, NORSTAR, NEC, SAMSUNG, MITEL, PANASONIC, TOSHIBA telephone systems and voicemail call (866)206-2316 or email MasterTelephone@gmail.com