Paige Datacom to Launch New GameChanger Cable at GSX 2023

Paige Datacom Systems says its new FEP/FEP GameChanger can be used as indoor/outdoor plenum, and the new cabling product delivers 1Gb/s of throughput.

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J.—Paige Datacom Solutions will introduce two cabling products at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) event on Sept. 11-13 in Dallas Booth.

Exhibiting in booth #3985 the company will showcase its GameChanger Cable, a solution that it says significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable through its FEP/FEP construction. This construction technique the company explains enables the cable to span across indoor plenum and outdoor locations and withstand extreme temperatures and challenging conditions.

At GSX, Paige is also introducing the industry’s first composite cable to support both traditional Wiegand and the new OSDP access control protocols.

FEP/FEP Indoor & Outdoor GameChanger Cable Made for Robust Environment

This newest version of GameChanger Cable has its insulation and jacket constructed with FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene), a material that provides exceptional resistance to moisture, chemicals and extreme temperatures.

“For particularly tough environments, this gives customers an extended distance Ethernet solution that eliminates the expense and challenge of trying to add boosters or electronics in difficult conditions which are prone to fail,” says David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige Datacom Solutions.

According to the company, the FEP/FEP GameChanger can be used as indoor/outdoor plenum—where the cable can run indoors (without conduit) and extend outdoors (in conduit) and operate effectively in wet environments. This capability  Paige Datacom notes adds a benefit where GameChanger is already widely used for applications including voice, video, data and Wi-Fi.

Additionally, with its ability to endure extreme temperatures and its resistance to oil and gas, the FEP/FEP construction of GameChanger is an efficient way to extend network coverage in typically challenging applications, including oil and gas facilities, transportation and infrastructure and cold storage facilities.

Overcoming the challenges of extending Ethernet power and connectivity beyond 100 meters, this solution eliminates the need for extra hardware and its susceptibility to harsh conditions.

“Whether facing frigid temperatures, intense heat or chemically demanding environments, our product lives up to its name as a GameChanger,” comments Coleman.

Paige Datacom specifies the GameChanger Cable to deliver 1Gb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 656 feet (200 meters) and 10Mb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 850 feet, eliminating intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters, power supplies and other equipment.

At GSX 2023, Paige is also introducing a composite cable that will work with either OSDP or Wiegand access control installations.

“It’s a hybrid design that gives you real flexibility, because one cable works on either protocol. So, even if you are still installing Wiegand systems today, you can be ready for OSDP tomorrow,” states Coleman.

Paige Datacom emphasizes that for nearly 50 years Wiegand was the legacy protocol to transmit data between card readers and access control panels. The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), is the newest standard from the Security Industry Association (SIA) to improve security and interoperability among access control and security products. When installers and end-users decide to adopt the OSDP standard, this hybrid cable will help ensure a seamless transition.

Paige’s new cable for Wiegand and OSDP is a composite construction that provides four plenum-rated components together in a single jacket.

“In our efforts to make it easier to adopt this new technology, we want to put a cable into the hands of installers that can work with either system – and do it the right way,” adds David Coleman.

“That means we had to ensure the card reader element contains low capacitance pairs to transmit RS-485 for OSDP while also providing heavier gauge conductors for longer distance power transmission.”

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