Whether you’re planning for a new office space, an office move, or a migration to a new network, server or phone system, it’s important to have a data cable installation you can count on. After all, bandwidth, the speed at which you can access the internet, plays a major role in your day-to-day activities at work, and therefore has a large impact on the success of your business.
Convenient tasks such as large file downloads, access to cloud-based apps, and HD video conferencing streamline our workloads, but they also require massive amounts of data. Network-connected tools may also require huge amounts of bandwidth to move files — for instance, if your business stores footage from a security camera.
If your bandwidth isn’t optimized, these data-heavy tasks cause enormous strain to your bandwidth, which slows down your devices and therefore your staff. The results can include unnecessary downtime, degraded productivity and even a loss in sales.
The right network cabling, however, increases the efficiency of your workplace technology, making it a valuable investment for your future. It ensures that your internet is optimized for speed and flexibility, providing a communications framework to drive your success.
Cat 5e Data Cabling
Cat 5e, also known as Cat 5 enhanced, ethernet cabling is a type of copper cabling commonly found in business networks. As a more optimized upgrade of Cat 5, Cat 5e cables support faster and more reliable data transmission through networks. Rather than two pairs of twisted wire, Cat 5e cabling is constructed from four pairs of copper wire and encased in heavy-duty shielding to reduce crosstalk, the interference caused by adjacent wires.
Here are the benefits of Cat 5e cabling:
- Speed – Whereas Cat 5 cable transmits data at 10 to 100 Mbps speeds, Cat 5e cabling is capable of 1,000 Mbps speeds at 100 meters of cable length.
- Durability – Improvements in the insulated casing make cables sturdier and longer lasting.
- Flexibility – The flexible nature of Cat 5e cabling makes it easier to install in smaller spaces.
- Affordability – Cat 5e is an affordable option for any business.
Cat 6 Data Cabling
Cat 6, or Category 6 cable, is another type of copper cabling that was designed to complement the gigabit ethernet. It’s a preferred cable type for businesses that need fast and reliable network performance, with reduced chance of signal degradation. Thanks to a thicker encasement, nylon spline coating and a higher cable twist rate, Cat 6 cables reduce interference and crosstalk from both inside and outside the cable, ensuring optimized performance. The benefits of Cat 6 cabling include:
- Optimized bandwidth – Fast speeds up to 10 gbps offer high video transmission and better LAN performance for your network with no crosstalk interference.
- Backwards compatibility – Because Cat 6 cabling has a similar structure to Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables, it can be plugged into any connection that supports both of those cables as well.
- Upgradability – Business goals often call for improving your data network cabling. If you’re planning to upgrade your network, Cat 6 cabling is ready to optimize and grow with you.
There’s no better way to optimize your communications and support business growth than with Taylored VoIP services. Contact us today about data cabling installation and see for yourself!