Network Cabling (Cat5e and Cat6)

Networking cables are typically used in the connection of one network device to another or for the purpose of sharing between two or more computers. The two most common types of cable are the Category 5e and Category 6 or Cat5e and Cat6 respectively. Managed IT solutions typically included structured cabling systems that use Cat5e and/or Cat6 network cables. The type of cable that you use in your company’s IT infrastructure will typically depend on the different applications used and the demands of your IT system.

System Applications

Cloud1 Networks knows that structured cabling systems are the backbone for the sharing of communication, data, and other information within and outside your business. Consequently, we can design and customize structured cabling solutions that effectively support data, video, and voice systems regardless of which manufacturer has made the equipment. We specialize in network cabling solutions for commercial environments that include the following applications:

  • CCTV and IP cameras
  • DAS (distributed antenna systems)
  • data systems
  • fiber optics
  • network equipment installation
  • paging systems
  • voice systems
  • wireless systems

Cloud1 Networks delivers quality network cabling solutions on time according to your needs and within your budget parameters. From new installations to relocations and rollouts, remodels to service calls, we’ve got you covered.

Cat5e or Cat6

There are a number of differences between Cat5e and Cat6 cables. Basically, they differ based on certain factors such as the way each type handles bandwidth, crosstalk, and network support. So how will you know which one to choose? Here is a comparison of the two:

  • Cat5e cable – this is probably the most commonly used of both types because of its cost-effectiveness and quickness. It can handle up to 350MHz in bandwidth and supports Ethernet, fast Ethernet, and gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000).
  • Cat6 cable – there are certain visible differences that separate Cat5e from Cat6 cable with the main one being the cross-shaped plastic separator that runs through the center of the latter. Although the Cat5e cable can support gigabit networking, the Cat6 is also certified for it. However, the Cat6 cable shows better performance capabilities over long distances.

Cloud1 Networks specialists will ensure that you select the right type for the job by consulting with you about your current IT system infrastructure and the specific needs of your company. Plus you will benefit from our network cabling solutions package that features deployment, installation, and service solutions. Call us to know more about our networking solutions.

Our Mission

Cloud1 Networks strives to provide the best Cat5e and Cat6 network cabling solutions to our customers. Our experienced and highly qualified consultants and technicians deliver the professional results that small and medium sized businesses expect while building long-term relationships with our customers in the process. With an experienced staff that is not only licensed and qualified but completely dedicated to troubleshooting and finding the best solutions. Contact us today and see why we should be your network cabling specialists as well as your one-stop managed IT services provider.

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