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Counterfeit Cables


Counterfeit cables is a $500 billion dollar worldwide problem.  Companies are unethically selling brand name cables labeled as genuine products and without the appropriate metals and quality controls.  So one may ask: how does this affect my cabling and network?  The answer: counterfeit cables not provide slow networks, but come with safety risks, potentially costing you more money in the long term. 

            Companies are cheating corporations and homeowners of quality cabling and putting them at risk by not complying with adequate fire and current rates.  Fake cable manufacturers are cuttings costs, making low-qua lity products, and labeling them with the name of a legitimate company. 


Counterfeit Cables V Genuine Cabling


            Fake cable manufactures are cutting costs in three main ways:


Using steel or aluminum instead of copper

Fake cable manufactures are substituting copper for cheap steel and aluminum, which causes high attenuation and poor signal.  Over time, network speed will be affected. 

Using re-ground plastic

RJ-45 connectors that fail quality tests at the factory can be re-ground back to pellets and added to the plastic used to make new connectors. This process causes lower combustion rating.  A yellowing or foggy plastic is a major indicator if this low-quality plastic process was used in the making.  Another thing fake manufactures have been known to do is replace nickel and gold parts on the metal with “gold flash” or “selective painting.”  These materials corrode quickly. 

Substituting jack materials

Manufacturers will substitute CMP and CMR flammability with inferior non-fireproof jack material. 

How to Avoid Buying Non-legitimate Cables


  • Buy cables from a legitimate manufacturer or liscensed reseller
  • Compare cables to good products you have bought before
  • Analyze the jacket’s quality and labeling
  • Observe the box and the cables came in
  • Always ask where the cable is coming from
  • Get a warenty from the manufacturer. 


Installing counterfeit cables comes with risks that will eventually cost your home or business more money in the long run.  Additionally, contractors could even face imprisonment for installing cables that do not meet building regulation codes.  Furthermore, fake cables will cause poor network performance and will damage active equipment.  So, the next time you see a CATx cable label at a significantly low cost, do NOT trust it.


Teledata sell only the highest quality cables from Commscope.  

Structured cabling, network infrastructure, commscope


Control your network from a single pane of glasswhile using data for

1.) Enhanced Troubleshooting

2.) Efficiency Planning

3.) Hands on Compliance and Security 

4.) Comprehensive Layer 7 Application Visibility


Blends into the environment, providing secure 802.11ac •802.11ac W2 4x4:4 MU-MIMO •Cloud Ready •802.3at & 802.3af (power save mode) •Mesh, Policy, QoS •Optional WIDS, WIPS, spectrum analysis •2.5 Gbps •90K pps •2 x E/N with active/active and active/passive AP3912i

INDOOR WALL PLATE Blends into the environment, providing secure 802.11ac

• 802.11ac W2 Flow-based AP • 2x2:2 SS, Dual-band & radio • BLE/802.15.4 (Thread) ready • 1.6 Gbps capacity • MU-MIMO • 802.3af PoE powered • Requires 802.3at PoE+ to power external device • RF Spectrum Analysis • 4x integral Omni antennae array • 3 policy-controlled LAN ports • 1 pass-through wired port • Cloud-ready • IoT-ready

EXTREMEWIRELESS 802.11AC WAVE 1 ACCESS POINTS AP3805i INDOOR Blends into the environment, providing secure 802.11ac

• 11ac, 11abgn, 2x2:2 MIMO • Dual-radio • 802.3af PoE • Mesh, Policy, QoS • Optional WIDS, WIPS, Spectrum analysis • 1.16Gbps • 40K pps • Smoke detector footprint AP3825i

INDOOR High performance, for missioncritical, high density situations

•802.11ac 3x3:3 MIMO •Dual-radio •802.3af PoE •Mesh, Policy, QoS •Optional WIDS, WIPS, spectrum analysis • 1.75 Gbps •75K pps •2 x E/N with active/active and active passive •Small footprint / blends into environment AP3865e

OUTDOOR Ideal for harsh environments such as warehouses

• 11ac, 11abgn, 3x3:3 MIMO • Dual-radio • 802.3af PoE • Mesh, Policy, QoS • Optional WIDS, WIPS, spectrum analysis • 1.75Gbps • 75K pps • 2 x E/N with active/active and active/passive • Small footprint/blends into environment


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