Cat. 6 Network Cabling

Cat 6 is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards. Cat-6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet). It is expected to suit the 10GBASE-T (10Gigabit Ethernet) standard, although with limitations on length if unshielded Cat 6 cable is used.

The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just like earlier copper cable standards. Although Cat-6 is sometimes made with 23 gauge wire, this is not a requirement; the ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-1 specification states the cable may be made with 22 to 24 AWG gauge wire, so long as the cable meets the specified testing standards.

Cat-6 connectors are made to higher standards that help reduce noise caused by crosstalk and system noise. Attenuation, NEXT (Near End Crosstalk), and PSNEXT (Power Sum NEXT) are all significantly lower when compared to Cat-5/5e.

Some Cat-6 cables are too large and may be difficult to attach to 8P8C connectors without a special modular piece and are technically not standard compliant. If components of the various cable standards are intermixed, the performance of the signal path will be limited to that of the lowest category. As with all cables defined by ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B, the maximum allowed length of a Cat-6 horizontal cable is 100 meters (330 ft) in length, depending upon the ratio of cord length.

About your Network Cabling :

Your network infrastructure is not something to be taken lightly. It will be the backbone of your data communications for years to come, and needs to be done properly in order to get the most out of it. Network Cabling needs to be installed in a certain way in order for them to work as they should. They must be away from high voltage electrical wiring, far from fluorescent light balasts, and attached / installed in a specific way in your ceilings. All of Cat-Comm's employees are certified network cable installers.

Sometimes people attempt to have the electrician install their data cabling. An electrician knows how to run a cable, there's no doubt about that, but how much experience do they have terminating the cables, or troubleshooting interference that's being caused on it. Will he be running the electrical and data cabling seperately using different paths, or will he run them all at the same time all together in order to save LOTS of time?

Cat-Comm always uses high end cable and jacks. All of our cabling is properly tested upon completion and numbered on both ends in a way that will make your computer guy very happy.

We can help you design your server room, install new cabling, relocate existing cabling, clean up your existing mess of wires, we do anything and everything that's related to data / telephone cabling !

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