Structured cabling and installation services

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Structured Cabling Installation Services

Cabling infrasturctures are key to the efficient operation of any network. The fastest and newest computers and networks will still perform poorly if your underlying cabling infrastructure has not been designed and installed to the correct standards.

The rapidly development of IT solutions is providing ever increasing power at the desktop; consequently this requires an increase in network bandwidth and a reduction in tolerance of network faults. Any breakdown in the cabling infrastructure can result in major delays, costs and frustration to both staff and more importantly your customers.

New technology is providing an increasing number of options for designing and connecting networks, copper, fibre optic, wireless and point to point laser are now commonplace, but how to know which is the best solution?

Our services

IT-C Support Solutions and our partners are specialists in providing structured cabling networks and connectivity solutions to meet the needs of your business. Our qualified and experienced team of consultants and partners offer a complete design service through to installation and implementation to companies across Norfolk and Suffolk, our services include:

  • Scoping and Requirements Analysis/Specification
  • Cat 5, Cat 5E & Cat 6 Structured Cabling
  • Integrated Voice And Data Cabling
  • Indepth Experience Of Business Networking Requirements
  • Fibre Optic Cabling Installation & Termination
  • Certified Testing Of Installations

All cabling work is is inclusive of a comprehensive warranty and ‘fluke’ performance testing of the complete installation to (TIA-568B standards).

Structured Cabling Systems

Category 5e - Structured Data Cabling

Cat 5e cable is an enhanced version of Cat 5 that adds specifications for far end crosstalk. It was formally defined in 2001 as the TIA/EIA-568-B standard, which no longer recognizes the original Cat 5 specification. Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with Cat 5 cable, the tighter specifications associated with Cat 5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T. Despite the stricter performance specifications, Cat 5e cable does not enable longer cable distances for Ethernet networks: cables are still limited to a maximum of 100 m (328 ft) in length (normal practice is to limit fixed ("horizontal") cables to 90 m to allow for up to 5 m of patch cable at each end, this comes to a total of the previous mentioned 100m maximum). Cat 5e cable performance characteristics and test methods are defined in TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001.

Category 6 - Structured Data Cabling

Commonly referred to as Cat 6, is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards. Cat 6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T / 1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet). It is expected to suit the 10GBASE-T (10Gigabit Ethernet) standard, although with limitations on length if unshielded Cat 6 cable is used. Category 6 cable can be identified by the printing on the side of the cable sheath.

Cat 6a - Structured Data Cabling

The latest standard from the TIA for enhanced performance standards for twisted pair cable systems was defined in February 2008 in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10. Category 6a (or Augmented Category 6) operates at frequencies up to 500 MHz—twice that of Cat 6. Cat6a can support 10 Gbit/s applications (especially 10GBaseT) up to a maximum distance of 100 meters (330 ft). Improved specifications, particularly in the area of Alien Cross-talk (AXT).

Category 7 - Structured Data Cabling

(Cat 7), (ISO/IEC 11801:2002 category 7/class F), is a cable standard for Ethernet and other interconnect technologies that can be made to be backwards compatible with traditional Cat 5 and Cat 6 Ethernet cable. Cat 7 features even more strict specifications for crosstalk and system noise than Cat 6. To achieve this, shielding has been added for individual wire pairs and the cable as a whole. The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m of copper cabling (also, 10-Gbit/s Ethernet now is typically run on Cat 6a). The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just like the earlier standards. Cat 7 can be terminated either with 8P8C compatible GG45 electrical connectors which incorporate the 8P8C standard or with TERA connectors. When combined with GG45 or TERA connectors, Cat 7 cable is rated for transmission frequencies of up to 600 MHz.

Category 7a - Structured Data Cabling

Category 7a (or Augmented Category 7) operates at frequencies up to 1000 MHz, suitable for multiple applications in a single cable including 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet, and CATV (862 MHz).[1][2][3] Simulation results have shown that 40 Gigabit Ethernet is possible at 50 meters and 100 Gigabit Ethernet is possible at 15 meters.[1] Mohsen Kavehrad and researchers at Pennsylvania State University believe that either 32 nm or 22 nm circuits will allow for 100 Gigabit Ethernet at 100 meters.

Category 8 - Structured Data Cabling

CAT8 cable represents the current evolutionary cutting edge of twisted-pair copper data communications transmission technology that originated back with CAT5 cable. Indeed all of these cables use four twisted pairs in their construction. Of the older cable grades, CAT5 can take a maximum bandwidth of 100MHz, CAT6 is capable of 400MHz and CAT7 625MHz. CAT8 is capable of carrying a bandwidth of up to 1400MHz, so it easily meets and exceeds the IEC 61156-7 standard that sets the benchmark for multimedia cables at 1200MHz.

IT-C Support Solutions Ktd also provide and install Fibre Optical Cabling and Telephone Cabling systems.

Contact IT-C Support Solutions Ltd on 0845 3886568 for further information on our structured cablilng installation service and to price your requirement


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