I have a customer with an installed base of Cat 5 wiring and they are looking to relocate their server room to a room about 65 feet away. Their hope is to remove all of the switches/hubs from the existing location and reterm the wiring to extend it to the new room. This is, I believe, classified as a consolidation point. The question is, what is the distance limitation on the extension of a CP. Once rack and patch panel distance is factored, the extension could be 80 feet. I/They understand we may exceed the 90 meters on some cables if extended, but we also see the extending distance as a point of concern. Any experience or insight with a situation like this?
Randy ATS, Inc.
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