Berk-Tek's Converged Application Score
A cable’s Converged Application (CA) Score is an indicator of how well IP traffic is protected and how much heat rise there is when the cable undergoes PoE testing. The score is represented by a numeric value between 1 and 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
What does the CA Score tell you? A performance rating of “Unacceptable” (less than 3.6) means that there were consistent noticeable flaws (dropped frames, media loss, etc) in the applications tested. As you move towards higher scores, you would notice fewer flaws. PoE testing is also an important factor; cables that experienced less temperature rise achieve higher CA Scores.