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Data cabling is the backbone through which all of a company’s digital information is transported. A faulty or incomplete data cabling installation can lead to improper functioning of your computing hardware or premature failure, and it may also limit the possibility of performing effective maintenance.
The best technology in the world will be hampered if proper cabling isn’t used. Since applications can only move as fast as their slowest link, data cabling installation must meet best practices and your needs today and into the foreseeable future.
ICS wants to ensure that you get the most out of the data technology you use. We can provide your data cabling meets best practices.
1. Will You Need A Wireless Network?
Most businesses today want the ability to use mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones throughout their offices. In this case, you’ll want to set up a wireless network.
2. What Speed Will You Require?
We will determine the speed that your workstations are using. Most run at 70-80 Mbps with a maximum of 100 Mbps. The speed for network cables differs, so this is an important consideration.
3. Will You Need Wireless Adapters?
Each of your computers will need a wireless adapter for your wireless network. Most desktops don’t come with them, although laptops and notebooks do. So, you’ll need to add a USB adapter or PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) for each system.
4. Is Your IT Security Adequate?
ICS will ensure you use a WPA to secure your wireless connection. This can be only used on the computers you connect to your network and by turning off the wireless network’s broadcasting. Wireless systems typically come with security turned off. So, this is important to check.
5. Are There Any Distance Limitations?
The accepted distance limitations for UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cabling (up to 1 Gbps) is 100 meters (328 feet). If you need distances more significant than this, you must use CAT6A or higher.
6. Is Your Electrical Cabling Going To Cause Interference?
Network cables use wiring with two conductors twisted together to cancel out any electromagnetic interference. But if they are installed next to electric cables, this raises the chance of interference which could result in a low signal or slow-running network.
Data cabling is an integral part of your IT network. It’s crucial that the infrastructure has been expertly installed and tested to ensure ultimate performance and that you’ve met best practices.
Once the infrastructure cable is installed, ICS can assist with the appropriate types of data switches to ensure that your data doesn’t bottleneck as it leaves the physical layer of your network and arrives at the switching and routing layer.
With our Fluke Testing Gear, ICS can test and certify your cabling. We’ll provide you with a printed report demonstrating that every cable is terminated correctly, certified for the appropriate speed, and within the length specifications without electromagnetic interference.
From CAT 6 to CAT 7 Cable, ICS can install, test, and ensure that your new office has the fastest possible data cabling infrastructure to operate your business IT efficiently. We guarantee your installation meets the best practices.
CAT6 Cabling Services
Today CAT6 is the most commonly used form of network cable. It’s composed of 4 pairs of copper wire for higher performance and was designed to support Gbps Ethernet that can transmit one gigabyte per second for performance, reliability, and security.
Computers are connected through Ethernet cabling. CAT6 is the 6th generation of twisted Ethernet cable, a standard defined and specified by TIA/EIA. TIA/EIA standards define best practices in designing, building, and managing structured cabling systems.
CAT6 cables came out a few years after CAT5e and could support a 10 Gigabit network. CAT6 offers benefits like fast speed and improved security. With it, you can save on costs by adding more computers to your network.
CAT6 is completely backward-compatible and can be applied for any application where you generally use CAT5e cables. CAT6 cable also has more stringent specifications for system noise than CAT5e, resulting in fewer errors.
CAT6A Cabling Services
Rising in popularity in the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio markets are CAT 6a Data Cabling. CAT6a is considerably thicker than CAT6, and it provides 10 Gigabits for up to 100 meters in length. It also reduces the crosstalk. If you’re searching for cabling that will serve you now and into the future, CAT6a gives the most outstanding performance at the longest distance.
CAT7 Cabling Cabling Services
A Category 7 cable is a shielded twisted pair cable used in high-speed Ethernet-based computer networks of 1 Gbps or higher. CAT7 cable is backward compatible with CAT 6A, CAT 6, CAT5, and CAT5e cabling standards.
CAT6 and above are more complicated than another cabling to install. That’s because conductors are twisted tightly, and there’s more insulation. So, you must be very careful when cutting these cables. And before you spend money on structured cabling, we will consider important factors to ensure your cabling meets best practices and IT needs.