Supra shielded Ethernet cables
Supra have designed TWO Ethernet cables - the 1st generation CAT7+
and now the 2nd generation CAT8.
Both feature similar technology, with just a couple of differences:
* Cat7+ bandwidth upto 1300MHz, Cat8 bandwidth upto 2000MHz
*Cat8 is slightly thinner and more flexible than the Cat7+
Supra shielded Ethernet cable, featuring "low smoke"
Halogen-Free insulation, making them suitable for both domestic
and commercial installations.
Supra ethernet cables are shielded and wide-bandwidth, and are
ideal if you have local data storage (such as a NAS box or streamer
containing ripped CD's and/or DVD's) and you want to share music
and especially video files around your home or office network.
Likewise, with speedier internet connections available now both
via cable or fibre, more data can be transferred to your router,
so a good enough reason to upgrade your old Cat5 or Cat6 cables
to something a lot faster !
Each Supra ethernet cable uses 8P8C terminations, allowing suitable
hardware* to benefit from all four twisted pairs of network
Using ethernet cables, with Gigabit type ethernet ports is a much
faster way of sharing large data files, (compared to wifi) as
firstly, you have a dedicated port that isn't going to be shared
and secondly, wifi networks are not as speedy and there's more
chance of interference and buffering as a result of other signals
in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band that might be sharing the same wifi
So, consider wiring Supra ethernet cables from your router to
your NAS box or streamer as a minimum...and then at least another
ethernet cable from router to internet connected TV (for watching
Netflix in 4K, for instance) and then perhaps additonal ethernet
cables to your primary desktop PC(s).
Available in the following lengths:
0.5m, 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m. 8m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 20m
* Note: Many older networked products only use a single
twisted pair - more recently, newer products now use 4x twisted
pairs, which can ensure better bandwidth and therefore faster
data transfer rates. If in doubt, please check with your hardware
supplier as to whether the hardware in use can use 4x twisted
pairs for the wired network connection.