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Data Cabling and Fiber Networks

Data, fiber and wireless infrastructure is the backbone through which all of a company’s information is transported. Since applications can only move as fast as their slowest link and cabling is expensive to upgrade, it is imperative that your cabling infrastructure will meet your needs today and into the distant future.

From CAT 5e, CAT 6A, or CAT 7 cable to Fiber data infrastructure, ICS can install, test and ensure that your new office has the fastest possible infrastructure to operate your business. Since ICS also provides comprehensive IT and VoIP services, we understand the importance of installing cable to exact specifications. ICS’s cabling projects carry a professional appearance as well as accurate labeling, and are tested to ensure that during any move or upgrade you won’t need to stress about your office’s data cabling or fiber network.

The Right Data Cabling for Your Needs

ICS works with a wide variety of cable types that can be tailored to your specific needs, from minimal upgrade projects to massive infrastructures installations.

There are a number of ethernet cable types available for your needs, and we want to ensure that your data cabling is the right fit for you.

ICS also works with Wireless and Fiber to help customers connect buildings together or to extend cable further than the generally acceptable 100 meters. ICS will assist with the design phase to see if a wireless point to point solution may make more sense than the traditional fiber or if fiber is the correct solution.

Once the infrastructure cable is installed, ICS can assist with the appropriate 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 a single point of contact for all of your technology needs, ICS can ensure your projects run smoothly from start to finish.

With our Fluke testing gear, ICS can even test and certify your cabling with a printed report demonstrating every cable is terminated correctly, certified for the appropriate speed, and within the specifications of length without electromagnetic interference.

Unique Voice and Data Cabling Solutions

At ICS, we understand that every business has different needs. That's why we work closely with each client to determine which resources will be most valuable and offer options that fit their size, budget, and other needs.

There are currently several types of cable available for businesses, and the professionals of ICS can use our experienced knowledge to help you select the right cable for your needs. We want to help your office enjoy the ability to grow and function smoothly while focusing on your individual needs. The best technology in the world will be hampered if proper cabling is not used. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the many types of voice and data technology that you use.

To learn how ICS can fully install and implement the right data or voice cabling for your needs, contact our technology experts today.

CAT 5e and CAT 6 Data Cabling

In our Austin, Houston and San Antonio markets, the most common cabling installation is split between CAT 5e and CAT 6. A CAT 5e installation will get you speed of 1 Gigabyte, with a distance reaching 100 meters . It is also less expensive than the CAT 6 or CAT 6a options, so it may be more appealing to someone who moves every five years. You can generally expect to see an approximate 20 percent cost difference between CAT 5e and CAT 6 cabling installations.

A CAT 6 cabling installation with ICS will afford you 10 Gigabytes of speed reaching 55 meters, and you will pay a premium for the labor, equipment and installation associated with a faster, newer installation. To collaborate with ICS on which type of cabling installation is right for your business, contact our experts for guidance.

CAT 6A Data Cabling

Rising in popularity in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio markets is CAT 6A data cabling. Cat 6A is considerably thicker than CAT 6, and it will do 10 Gigabit for up to 100 meters in length. This data cabling also reduces the crosstalk. If you’re in search of cabling that will serve you now and into the future, CAT 6A gives the greatest performance at the full distance.

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