Category 5


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Category 5

(hardware)
(Cat 5) An American Standards Institute standard for UTP cables. Used, e.g., for 100BaseTX cabling.
References in periodicals archive ?
state-of-the-art passenger cars category 5 (1 pc) 25 000 km 2.
The prices for adults are as follows: Category 1: PS98 Category 2: PS76 Category 3: PS64 Category 4: PS52 Category 5: PS36 Under-16s tickets are priced at: Category 1: PS49 Category 2: PS38 Category 3: PS32 Category 4: PS26 Category 5: PS18 How do I get there?
Category 5 classification requires the cabling to allow good transmissions of data at 100 Mhz (megahertz), compared to Category Level 4, which performs at 20 Mhz.
While an average voice/data job takes three to four months to install cable for 250 traders, a portion of a project installing 250,000 feet of Category 5 cable was recently completed for Societe Generale in a 48 hour period - a highly difficult feat.
The project required installation and testing over two million feet of Category 5 four pair and 25 pair cable.