GameChanger Cable

Go (2.5x) the distance

The GameChanger cable from Paige is the easiest, fastest and least expensive way to take your networking infrastructure well beyond the 100 meter limit!

A cable that pulls and terminates like a CAT6 but can deliver 1Gbps and PoE+ over 200 meters* - that's a GameChanger!

*UL Verified

**U.S. Patent No. 10,453,589

"The GameChanger is the difference between finishing a job today or not…and for a business that’s driven by job completion - it’s a really big deal!"

- Mat Spears, Senior Field Sales Engineer, Stanley Security

"This solution saved us over $30,000! It does exactly what we were expecting and really came through for us."

- Van Canning, IT Director, Western Precooling Systems

FAQ

1 Gb/s at 656 feet? 10 Mb/s at 850 feet? Says who!?

Don't just take our word for it - The GameChanger Cable is UL verified to deliver 1 Gb/s performance and PoE+ over 200 meters! UL has also verified the GameChanger to deliver 10 Mb/s over 850 feet. For more information please check out verify.ul.com.

WHAT’S THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE I CAN USE THE GAMECHANGER CABLE?

That depends on the power and bandwidth requirements of your application. At a minimum you can expect 1Gbps at 200 meters (656 feet) and you can expect 10 Mb/s at 259 meters (850 feet.) You can also expect to deliver 802.3at Type 2 "PoE+" up to 850 feet.

Does the GameChanger work for all applications?

Yes, the GameChanger Cable is agnostic to the type of Ethernet traffic you are running. We have seen customers using GameChanger to solve  long distance cabling issues for access points, surveillance cameras, VoIP phones, point of sale devices, access control, digital signage, and much more.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GAMECHANGER AND A STANDARD CAT6?

The Gamechanger has been designed with an increased gauge size, carefully designed twisting and specialty materials to be optimized for long distance Ethernet applications.

THIS ISN'T A STANDARD PRODUCT - WHAT DO THE DEVICE MANUFACTURERS SAY ABOUT THAT?

If you ask Axis Communications: As the leading experts in the field, with a strong focus on R&D and innovation, Axis believes it's their role to anticipate market needs, respond as quickly as they can and always deliver the best possible quality in everything they do. The GameChanger Cable is a perfect example of a technology partnership that brings a solution to the market faster than the standards bodies can keep up.

I’VE HEARD CLAIMS THAT THIS PRODUCT HAS SAVED $30,000 ON A SMALL CCTV JOB - HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

For a full explanation of how this happened, check out this case study from Axis. But in short by using the GameChanger Cable, the installer was able to avoid building out an IDF on the roof which saved 4-5 weeks and $30,000!

HOW DO I ENSURE RELIABILITY AT MAXIMUM DISTANCE?*

For a reliable, extra long distance run (greater than 200 meter / 656 feet) you should be using a managed PoE Switch. For any port connected to a longdistance GameChanger run, make sure it is set to 10 Mbps. Don't assume auto configuration will sufficiently detect the bandwidth and adjust. If you'reusing a network camera, you'll need to be sure your video stream is configured appropriately as well. If you're unsure how much bandwidth your video stream will use, you can consult an online tool like this.

WHO IS HAVING SUCCESS WITH THE GAMECHANGER TODAY?

Several of the world's largest security integrators (6 out of the top 8) began deploying the GameChanger as early as 2016. Consultants and Engineers around the world have specified the Gamechanger as a critical part of their solutions for everything from airports to banks and parking structures to amusement parks.

What are the part numbers, colors etc?
North America
PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION PRODUCT LENGTH UL LISTING SHIELD TYPE COLORS STOCKING U/M
258330804 4 Pair GameChanger Cable OSP LSZH-CM Rated 1,000' Reel LSZH UTP Black FT
258340804 4 Pair GameChanger Cable OSP Shielded
1,000' Reel - F/UTP Black FT
258300310 4 Pair GameChanger Cable Plenum Rated White 1,000' BOX Plenum UTP White FT
258300336 4 Pair GameChanger Cable Plenum Rated Blue w/Wt Stripes 1,000' BOX Plenum UTP Blue with White Stripe FT
258310333 4 Pair GameChanger Cable Riser Rated Yellow w/Bk Stripe 1,000' BOX Riser UTP Yellow with Black Stripe FT
EU and UK
PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION PRODUCT LENGTH UL LISTING SHIELD TYPE COLORS STOCKING U/M
258502306 4 Pair GameChanger CPR Cca S1b d1 a1 500 Meter Drum CPR Cca S1b d1 a1 UTP Blue with White Stripe M
258342304 4 Pair GameChanger Cable OSP Shielded
500 Meter Drum - F/UTP Black M
How is GameChanger tested and warrantied?

The GameChanger is covered by our 25 year warranty. To qualify your installation for the warranty, you'll need to send test results to your Paige account representative.  Currently, the GameChanger can be tested with the following testers:

AEM Test Pro (v1.3.1 or higher)

Fluke Networks DSX Cable Analyzer (v6.0 or higher)

Ideal Networks LanTek III

NETSCOUT One Touch AT

Softing WireXpert (v8.0 or higher)

Viavi T-BERD, 5800v2, 5882, 5800-100G5

For more information on how to test GameChanger please click here.  

What connectors should be used with GameChanger?

We recommend the following connectors from Platinum Tools.

North America
PRODUCT CODE GAMECHANGER TYPE O.D. PLATINUM TOOLS P/N PAIGE P/N
258330804 OSP NON-SHIELDED .305" ezEX48 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6A Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 100019C
50 Pack Clamshell:100029C
100 Pack Jar: 202048J
ezEX48 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6A Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 7100019C
50 Pack Clamshell: 7100029C
100 Pack Jar: 7202048J
258340804 OSP SHIELDED (DUAL JACKET) .310" ezEX48 Shielded, External Ground Cat 6A Connector
25 Pack Clamshell: 100027C
50 Pack Jar 202052J
100 Pack Bag: 105029
ezEX48 Shielded, External Ground Cat 6A Connector 
25 Pack Clamshell: 7100027C
50 Pack Jar 7202052J
100 Pack Bag: 7105029
258300310
258300336
PLENUM .248" ezEX44 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6 Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 100018C
50 Pack Clamshell: 100028C
100 Pack Jar: 202044J
ezEX44 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6 Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 7120244J10
50 Pack Clamshell: 7100028C
100 Pack Jar: 71202044J
258310333 RISER .244" ezEX44 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6 Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 100018C
50 Pack Clamshell:100028C
100 Pack Jar: 202044J
ezEX44 - ezEX-RJ45 Cat 6 Connector
10 Pack Clamshell: 7120244J10
50 Pack Clamshell: 7100028C
100 Pack Jar: 71202044J
EU and UK
PRODUCT CODE GAMECHANGER TYPE O.D. LIBERTY A/V CONNECTOR
258502306 4 Pair GameChanger CPR Cca S1b d1 a1 6.3mm FTPSA0A - Category 6A/7 Shielded 8P8C Field Terminable RJ45 Plug
258342304 4 Pair GameChanger Cable OSP Shielded 9.6mm FTPSA0A - Category 6A/7 Shielded 8P8C Field Terminable RJ45 Plug

We recommend the EXO Crimp tool from Platinum Tools with all above connectors.

 

What Classes of PoE are supported by GameChanger

GameChanger supports Power over Ethernet Classes 1-8. Check out this voltage drop chart for more information. 

Is Project Registration Available?

Yes, if you've done the work to get GameChanger specified into an upcoming project, you will be rewarded with a 5% project registration discount! Projects must be at least $10,000 and you must be the first to register via this form.