How far can I run an Axia network cable?
While this doesn't apply to any particular Axia product, it applies generally to all devices that rely on the network for delivery of AoIP (Audio over IP)
Customers often ask, "How far can I run my network cables?"
Electrical signals (network or otherwise) degrade over long distances, especially when you’re talking super-thin wires like the ones in Ethernet cables. The faster we push data, the more sensitive the data becomes to that degradation.
The ANSI/TIA-568 standard provides for a maximum cable run of 100 meters (roughly 328 feet). There is a good Wikipedia article here that describes the spec.
FOR LONGER RUNS
Optical cables do not have the same distance limits as copper cables. Many Axia products (Power Station, QOR, xSwitch) offer SFP ports to allow for the use of fiber optic cables where longer distances or electrical isolation is required.