Slim fit. 28-AWG Ethernet patch cables save space and reduce clutter in crowded telecom rooms and high-density data centers. With a diameter of only .161", this 28-AWG cable is almost half the size of a typical 24-AWG cable. When you calculate the physical cable area in bundles and in patching connections, you'll actually save more than 50% space when compared to traditional cables. Easier cable handling. Because there's more space between patched 28-AWG cables, there's more space for handling when doing installs and MACs. A side benefit is improved air flow and port visibility. Reduce cable management. Because 28-AWG cables have a reduced footprint and increased flexibility, you can easily route cables without a cable manager. And you can gain 50% or more space in vertical cable managers.Conserve rack space. A major benefit of using 28-AWG cables is the ability to put more cables in high-density 1U or 2U patch panels freeing up valuable rack units. You can also eliminate or reduce the number of horizontal cable managers, freeing up even more space.Big performance in a small cable. Black Box 28-AWG cable conforms to all performance standards and passed channel testing. You can be assured of guaranteed-for-life performance.