Structured cabling systems are designed by our sister company to ensure that your network infrastructure performs & grows seemlessly over the years with your business. We provide a complete cabling solution from design, supply and installation to full system support. Every installation is documented and 100% tested.
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Once your data cabling system is installed, changes can be disruptive so it’s essential to get it designed and installed correctly first time.
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Structured Cabling or known as Data Cabling, is mainly used to transfer data between computers and a network.
Data cable consists of 4 twisted pair conductors protected within a sheath and is classed as either UTP (unshielded twisted pair) or STP (shielded twisted pair)
The cable is split in different categories;
Cat 5e - Enhanced category 5 cable cabable of a bandwidth of up to 100mhz up to a total cable length of 100 metres. Cat 5e is slowly being supersededd by Cat 6 cabling systems. UTP or STP
Cat 6 - Manufactured to a higher standard than that of Cat 5e and a higher bandwidth of up to 250 mhz up to a total cable length of 100 metres. If you want to future proof your network opt for Cat 6 cabling. UTP or STP
Cat 6A - Provides bandwidths of up to 500mhz and is supplied as STP cable
Cat 7 - This cable has been developed for high end media systems and supports frequencies of up to 600mhz and speeds of up to 1000 Mbits. This is a big improvement on previous network cabling systems.
What is data cabling?
Data cabling is the installation of cable from point A to point B. ie from the patch panel to the data outlet.
What is a patch panel?
A patch panel is normally housed within a data cabinet and consists of either 16/24 or 48 rRJ45 ports, patch leads are then for the connection between the network switch and the end user.
What is a data outlet?
All so known as a data jack or a RJ45 module. A wall mounted or desk mounted connector for connecting to the data cabling within a building
Clive Hall, Secretary, LGTA (Lincoln Group Training Association) www.lgta.co.uk