Equipment

CAT 5E (Enhanced Cable)

 

  • Achieves a greater standard of data transmission compared to Cat 5
  • Can support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Backwards compatible
  • Designed to have better resistance to call interference
  • Cat 5e can handle data transfers up to 1000 Mbps which makes it suitable for Gigabit Ethernet
  • Rated at 350 MHz
  • Most new installations use Cat 5e instead of Cat 5
  • Your business is best suited to Cat 5e if not all your system components are rated to support Gigabit Ethernet and you don't plan to upgrade
  • Your business is best suited to Cat 5e if on a regular basis you use well under 10 Gigabits of data transfer on your server

CAT 6

 

  • Best suited for businesses where all system components are rated to support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Most advanced and highest performing version of structured cabling available
  • Made of four twisted sets of copper with a separator between each pair of wiring
  • This dramatically decreases call interference and increases the speed of data transfers
  • Cat 6 cable is created through an enhanced copper process designed to produce fewer impurities and makes for enhanced conductivity
  • Cat 6 has double the bandwidth of Cat 5 cable
  • Certified to support up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet for up to 121 feet

CAT 6a

 

  • The Cat 6a version can send signals to more than twice the distance and is certified for up to 328 feet

FIBER OPTIC CABLE (330’+)

 Fiber Optic cable is increasingly taking the place of standard copper wiring for telecommunication signal needs as it accomplishes the same goal of transmitting signals from one location to another.

Significant Advantages

  • Larger amounts of bandwidth are carried over longer distances at faster speeds.
  • Maintenance costs are lower.
  • Greater resistance to interference from electromagnetic objects, such as radios and other cables.
  • Well suited to both short and long distance telecommunication.
  • Individual glass fibers carry simultaneous streams of data on multiple channels.