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Copper or Fiber - Your Choice

10Gbps Ethernet is no longer restricted to fiber optic media only. Recent advancements in chip design have made 10GBASE-T (10Gbps over copper) more economical and easier to deploy than ever before. Direct Attach Copper (DAC) is also a popular choice, especially for shorter distance, latency sensitive applications.

Choose the solution that's right for your networking needs.

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Media Type Distance Switch Interface Typical Latency Typical Application
Copper DAC (Twinax) Up to 7m SFP+ Better Server/storage rack
CAT-6 ~ 30m RJ-45 Good SMB aggregation switching
CAT-6a Up to 100m
CAT-7
Fiber MMF Up to 400m SFP+ Best Campus network
SMF 10km +