The quality of a company’s voice and data infrastructure is crucial in assuring all of your end-users trouble-free communication. Sloppy, poor quality workmanship can not only cause many problems but can also make it difficult to troubleshoot issues that arise. This can lead to more user outages and longer downtimes. At CT Solutions we take pride in the quality of all of our work, and every cable installation that we do can be used as a reference for future customers.
Whether your business requirements are category 5e, category 6, or even fiber optic connections, CT Solutions can design a voice and data network infrastructure that will assure minimal problems on the physical layer of your network. Digital photos are taken of every installation to ensure standardization of work and to use as a reference for future customers.
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If you’re a business owner, there’s a strong chance that you’ve heard about data cabling. In terms of networks and internet capabilities, it’s the newest thing and the industry is all abuzz about it. But what is it, really, and why would you need to switch from traditional wiring?
Below are some of the top frequently asked questions about data cabling.
Why do I need data cabling?
Data cabling is the best way to enhance your network’s capabilities. In contrast to traditional wiring, data cabling is designed to be faster and more efficient, which allows your business to operate at a higher rate of speed. It also has the capability to integrate your phone system into the network allowing for features such as reading your voicemail on your computer screen.
What’s the difference between data cabling and standard wiring?
Data cabling can perform all of your cabling needs in one convenient package. Instead of running phone lines, internet lines, and other types of wiring, data cabling can do it all, providing a much more consistent and easy-to-use integrated system. Instead of multiple systems running around one another, this combines them into one simple package.
What is CAT 5 cable?
CAT 5 cable is short for Category 5 which is the same as Ethernet cable. Essentially, it’s a cable that houses 4 pairs of copper wiring that can integrate phone and data capabilities into one cable.
What are the benefits of data cabling?
Speed, efficiency, and consistency are the top-selling points of data cabling. It’s like moving from dial-up to cable internet. Transfers and downloads are much quicker, the cables are less bothersome because they’re combined, and data cables have the ability to integrate your current telephonic system into your existing network.
What’s the difference between CAT 5e and CAT 6 cabling?
CAT 5 cables are a solid standard for any commercial business and as the number gets bigger, the capabilities expand. So a CAT 5e cable (the ‘e’ stands for ‘enhanced’) supports gigabit applications up to 1000 Mbps and CAT 6 has twice the bandwidth of CAT 5 and is the fastest cable on the market today.
Voice and data cabling is a must if you’re looking to stay ahead of the game. The integration allows for faster and more efficient customer service and troubleshooting is much simpler with grouped cables. Simply put, data cabling isn’t just better for today’s fast-paced, internet-driven market, it’s essential.
Contact us today to learn more about our data cabling and system integration services.