For the LDSBus, is it recommended to use CAT5e, CAT6 or CAT7 cabling?

BRT Systems normally recommend CAT5e cabling for the LDSBus. Cat5E has been chosen to balance cost, transmission distance, power handling, EMI and crosstalk. While the CAT6 and CAT7 cables offer faster Ethernet transmission speeds of 1Gbps and 10Gbps respectively, improved EMI and crosstalk handling, they are not critical when considering the relatively much lower speed of LDSBus operations which is fixed at 230Kbps. CAT6 and CAT7 cabling can therefore be used for the LDSBus for cases where cabling is already installed or if this is preferred by the installer, but does not offer an operational benefit for LDSBus compared to CAT5e.