Networking Services

Ethernet cabling (CAT6) & Termination / Fiber Cabling & Termination: As most of the companies around the world have become dependent on the use of computers and laptops to operate and perform their daily tasks, a great deal of emphasis is placed on effective network cabling infrastructures. In small to medium and larger companies, where innumerable computers exist, an efficient network cable system is critical to a flawless work flow, and to maintaining maximum productivity.

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Setting up a network structure correctly for even a medium-sized office needs through planning and the right expertise. Aside from the service cables that are required there are also many other hardware components that come into play, such as routers, bridges, and switches, their connections to a server, as well as the setup of software enabling the intercommunication of all machines and devices. Ethernet Networking, The decision of whether to use Category 5e, 6 or 6a cables to wire your Ethernet network pretty much comes down to cost, data transfer speed and connection distance. All use RJ45 connectors to patch into your network via server, router, computer or other hardware. As well, all support Power over Ethernet (PoE). Otherwise, each cable has a different standard.
Cat5e (Category 5 enhanced) is the least expensive, but also the slowest. It supports data transfer speeds up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) at 100 MHz up to 328 feet. Crosstalk among the wires within the cable is reduced, resulting in less interference and less chance of transmission error. Certainly, it will provide capable performance for most of today’s applications.

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Cat6 is pricier and faster than Cat5e, but also limited by distance. Cat6 supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps at 250 MHz with even less (or no) crosstalk interference, due to the cable’s improved insulation. However, its 10 Gbps speed is effective only up to 164 feet. Despite this limitation, Cat6 cabling is more qualified to handle the fast pace of Gigabit Ethernet networks. It’s likely that Cat6 will eventually replace HDMI as the audio/video transmission standard in the future.
If you’re looking to set yourself up for a successful long-term Gigabit Ethernet network, Cat6a (Category 6 augmented) is the right choice. Yes, it’s more expensive than Cat5e or Cat6, but the hardware you’ll be connecting to your network will only become more sophisticated—not less— as technology grows in future. Cat6a supports the same 10 Gbps transmission speed as Cat6, but up to 328 feet and at 500 MHz. And, of course, with even less crosstalk than Cat6.

Advantages of having Organized LAN Cabling

Some of the obvious benefits of investing in structured network cabling include
  • Reduced Risk of downtime
  • Isolation of faulty systems
  • Greater consistency, flexibility and scalability
  • Easier implementation of unified communications and security
  • Supports future upgrades – the modular design makes moves, adds and changes in a snap
  • Reduces install time – by allowing for efficient changes and upgrades
  • Improves airflow – reduced congestion decreases the chances of blocked airflow and crushed cables
  • Reduces power and cooling usage and cost
  • Reduces cabling bulk and congestion – an organized and planned infrastructure allows for the use of smaller diameter trunk cabling and cleaner cable management

Why to Choose Fiber Optic Cable ?

Copper Cables were originally designed for voice transmission and have a limited bandwidth. Fiber optic cables provide more bandwidth or carrying more data than copper cables of the same diameter. Within the fiber cable family, singlemode fiber delivers up to twice the throughput of multimode fiber.
Fiber optic cables have a core that carries light to transmit data. This allows fiber optic cables to carry signals at speeds that are only about 31 percent slower than the speed of light—faster than Cat5 or Cat6 copper cables.
Fiber optic cables can carry signals much farther than the typical 328-foot limitation for copper cables. For example, some 10 Gbps singlemode fiber cables can carry signals almost 25 miles. The actual distance depends on the type of cable, the wavelength and the network.
Although some fiber optic cables may have a higher initial cost than copper, the durability and reliability of fiber can make the total cost of ownership (TCO) lower. And, costs continue to decrease for fiber optic cables and related components as technology advances.
Fiber is immune to temperature changes, severe weather and moisture, all of which can hamper the connectivity of copper cable. Plus, fiber does not carry electric current, so it’s not bothered by electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can interrupt data transmission. It also does not present a fire hazard like old or worn copper cables can.
Compared to copper cables, fiber optic cables are thinner and lighter in weight. Fiber can withstand more pull pressure than copper and is less prone to damage and breakage.
Media converters make it possible to incorporate fiber into existing networks. The converters extend UTP Ethernet connections over fiber optic cable. Modular patch panel solutions integrate equipment with 10 Gb, 40 Gb and 100/120 Gb speeds to meet current needs and provide flexibility for future needs.