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For Houston businesses, data, fiber and wireless infrastructure are essential to success–it’s the foundation through which a company’s information is transported. It’s essential that your cabling infrastructure will continue to meet your needs, as applications only move as fast as their slowest link and data cabling can be costly to upgrade.
Whether your Houston business is using CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 6a or CAT 7 cable or Fiber data infrastructure, ICS is able to install, test and ensure that your workplace is set up with the fastest infrastructure for business operations. ICS also offers comprehensive IT and VoIP services, so we understand how imperative it is to install cable to exact specifications. Our Houston cabling projects have a professional appearance as well as accurate labeling and are tested to ensure you are stress free about your office’s data or fiber network in the midst of any move or upgrade.
Data Cabling to Meet Your Needs
ICS works with various types of cable, all of which can be tailored to your specific needs, from smaller upgrade projects to large infrastructures installations in the Houston area. We want to ensure your data cabling is the best fit for you and your business, which is why we offer insight on the numerous types of ethernet cables available.
In addition, we work with Wireless and Fiber in and around Houston to help connect buildings or to extend cable further than 100 meters. ICS also specializes in assisting with the design phase in order to determine if a wireless point-to-point solution may be more beneficial to your business than the traditional Fiber solution.
Once the infrastructure cable is installed, our company can assist with the best types of data switches to ensure that your data is not bottlenecked as it leaves the physical layer of your network and arrives at the switching and routing layer. As the one point of contact for your technology needs in Houston, ICS can guarantee your project runs smoothly from conception to completion.
With our Fluke testing gear, ICS is able to test and certify your cabling with a report that demonstrates each cable is terminated correctly, certified for the suitable speed, and within the length specifications without electromagnetic interference.
Unique Voice and Data Cabling Solutions
We understand that each Houston business has a set of unique needs, which is why we work closely with our clients to decide which resources will be most valuable. Our solutions are tailor-made for our customers.
There a quite a few cable types available for Houston businesses, and we use our experience to translate into knowledge for you when selecting the appropriate cable for your needs. We are committed to helping your office grow and function smoothly, as even the best technology could be compromised if proper cabling is not in place. We strive to ensure businesses in the Houston area get the most out of the various types of voice and data technology available for their use.
Contact our technology experts to learn more about how ICS is available for the full installation and implementation of data or voice cabling to suit your needs.
CAT 5e and CAT 6 Data Cabling
With Houston businesses that ICS serves, CAT 5e and CAT 6 are by far the most common cabling installation. A CAT 5e installation is not as pricey as the CAT 6 or CAT 6a options, and it will get you 1 Gigabit of speed with a distance that reaches 100 meters. Due to the price benefit, it may be an excellent choice for someone who moves often. In general, there will be an approximate cost difference of 20 percent between the CAT 5e and CAT 6 installations.
Choosing a CAT 6 installation with ICS in Houston will provide you with 10 Gigabytes of speed for a distance of 55 meters. You will incur a premium for the equipment, installation and labor costs that go hand-in-hand with a quicker, newer installation.
CAT 6a Data Cabling for the Houston Area
The CAT 6A data cabling installation is becoming more popular in the Houston area. Cat 6A will do 10 Gigabits for up to 100 meters, and it also reduces crosstalk. If you’re looking for a data cabling installation that will provide great connections well into the future, CAT 6A can offer you the best performance at a longer distance.