Activate™ uTP™, a utility Twisted Pair™ Powered Cable Solution from Remee Wire & Cable, is one of the first powered cable products to publish details of its proven performance. Customers are now assured of the Activate™ uTP™ performance claims for both data and power components, including distance capabilities that exceed the 328-foot limit of PoE cables. This demonstrates the leading quality of Remee’s uTP™ Powered Cable Solutions.  Read on to learn more about the test results of the Activate™ uTP™ line by Remee.

Intertek Confirms Activate™ uTP™ Performance

Remee submitted several of its Activate™ uTP™ cables for testing by Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. This PoE cable submission included testing of both data and power pairs. The scope of work for Intertek included the functional performance testing of these extended distance cabling systems to support 10BASE‐T, 100BASE‐T, and 1000BASE‐T operation. As a result, the cable has been verified and approved to meet IEEE standard 802.3bt™-2018 as a standard for Ethernet.

Tests on the data pair components of Remee’s Activate™ uTP™ cables confirmed data transmission was achieved with NO Bit Error Rates (BER) or Frame Check Sequence (FCS) errors at the following lengths and rate combinations. In addition, NO errors were identified for Link Loss Events and LDCP Frames.

Rate Length
10BASE-T 1,000 ft
100BASE-TX 700 ft
1000BASE-T 656 ft

The tests included Activate™ uTP™ plenum, riser, and outside plant/wet location cables to establish and confirm the data rates and distances as published above.

Intertek also tested the power pairs of Remee’s Activate™ uTP™ cables. The scope of work included functional performance testing of these extended distance cabling systems to support IEEE Std 802.3bt™ for Type 4 remote powering applications. As a result, the cable has been verified and approved to meet IEEE standard 802.3bt™ for Ethernet, Amendment 2: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for Power Over Ethernet over 4 Pairs.

Electrical transmission tests were performed on the channel configuration using Remee’s Activate™ uTP™ cables, and they were found to be fully compliant. The results shown below were obtained for the relevant tests contained in IEEE 802.3bt™ for functional power delivery and DC resistance parameters.

Test Maximum Length
Functional power delivery of 71 W 1,000 ft
IEEE 802.3bt DC resistance parameters 850 ft

The tests further revealed the cables are compliant with IEEE 802.3bt Section 145.1.3 (DC loop resistance), 145A.1 (DC resistance unbalance within a pair), and 145A.3 (DC resistance unbalance between pairs). Covered in other parts of the standard, functional power delivery was found to be compliant.

Download copies of the detailed test reports on data results and power performance from the Remee Activate™ Powered Cabling Solutions web page, uTP™ section.

uTP™ & Other Activate™ Cables

Activate™ uTP™ utility Twisted Pair™ cables include four 21 AWG pairs, allowing data and power to run over longer distances than any other twisted pair cable. The cable is 100Ω, RJ45 compatible, and can be used for network appliances that require data and power to be delivered to locations that fall outside of the traditional Ethernet ring topology, such as:

Cameras, thermostats, PoE lighting, etc.
PoE Type 1, 2, 3, and 4 devices in the IoT
Industrial, factory floor

Activate™ uTP™ is one of the Activate™ by Remee Powered Cabling Solutions, which also include:

Powered Fiber Copper Solutions (PFCS) – custom hybrid composite cable constructions
PowerPipe™ Distribution Cables – feature a 300V rating and include multipair cables with a variety of construction options for various applications, microfiber distribution hybrid cables, and hybrid fiber/copper cables – for indoor and outdoor applications
Cat 6 Limited Power for PoE++
Standard Category PoE Cables

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About Intertek

Intertek is a quality assurance provider with more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, and with over 44,000 employees. For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes, and systems.

Intertek goes beyond testing, inspecting, and certifying products; they are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through their global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise, they provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to customers, with a systemic approach to supporting customers’ Quality Assurance efforts.

About Remee Wire & Cable

Remee Wire & Cable is a world-class manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, both copper and fiber optic cable. The company is headquartered in Florida, New York, where its corporate offices, engineering, and manufacturing facilities are all located. Since the company’s start in 1972, personal attention and care have been the hallmarks of the family-run company.

Remee’s engineering and manufacturing expertise have enabled the growth of the company’s product offering and custom capabilities, now at a level that rivals some of the largest cable manufacturers. The large standard cable offering at Remee, along with expert capabilities to modify any standard cable and manufacture complex and custom-made cables, are proof of our significant industry stature.

Remee features quick decision-making, special customer care, and access to executives, which are strong attributes of a family-run company. Yet, Remee also offers a vast selection of cables and expert capabilities that rival the largest cable manufacturers. So, at Remee, customers enjoy our “dual personality” and the best of both worlds.