The appropriate cabling type for your business will be determined by various considerations. Some of the most significant determining factors will be current or future bandwidth needs, the network environment, and your budget.
Our technicians and network engineers possess the knowledge to ensure your business is provided with exactly what you need from your system, efficiently and within your means. Fidelity Systems makes use of the best manufacturers that ensure that your data and network installations will operate immaculately for many years.
The following cables are some of what we can install!
Category 5e (Cat 5e) Cable
Category 5e cable, commonly referred to as Cat 5e, is a 24 gauge twisted pair cable, and is a cable standard for 100 Mbps Ethernet computer networks for the connectivity of computers, network printers, VoIP telephones, and other IP devices that connect to the network. The Cat 5e rating can be maintained for cable lengths within 330 feet. Cat 5e cable is backwards compatible with Cat 3. Therefore, Cat 5e can also support traditional digital and analog telephones.
Category 6 (Cat 6) Cable
Category 6 cable, commonly referred to as Cat 6 is a twisted pair cable and is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) computer networks for the connectivity of computers, network printers, VoIP telephones, and other IP devices that connect to the network. The Cat 6 rating can be maintained for cable lengths within 330 feet. Cat 6 cable is backward compatible with Cat 5e and Cat 3. Therefore, Cat 6 can also support 100 Mbps Ethernet computer networks as well as traditional digital and analog telephones.
Coaxial (Coax) Cable
Coaxial cable, commonly referred to as coax, is a cable with an inner conductor, surrounded by a flexible, tubular insulating layer and conducting shield. For inside structured wiring projects for business, coax cable is most commonly used to extend cable television signals from the main wiring closet (referred to as the main distribution frame or MDF), to each TV location. Coax cable is the means of connection between the cable company (historically the cable TV company) and homes and offices, and can provide phone, internet, and television services.
Fiber Optic Cable
A fiber optic cable is a thin, flexible, transparent fiber that acts as a light pipe to transmit light between two ends of the fiber. Fiber optics permits transmissions over longer distances at higher bandwidths than Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Coaxial Cable. Fiber optic cables can be used when exceeding the 330-foot distance limitation of Cat 5e or Cat 6 for structured wiring projects in a single building, campus environment, or multi-campus environment. Fiber optic cables can also be used as the means of connection between a customer’s premise and the voice/data/internet carrier in order to achieve reliable connectivity and higher bandwidth than is possible with traditional copper or coax connections to an office building.