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1308 CablingCategory 5eCategory 6

P A Communications offer a full cabling and infrastructure service.

We carry out installations in Category 5e and 6 structured cabling systems, and standard 1308 telephone cabling.

We also have a specialised optical fibre division who will plan, install, terminate and test a high speed optical fibre network backbone for your site.

The advantages of a high speed optical fibre network coupled with category 5e or 6 are way ahead of the older traditional data cabling systems, coping with network speeds above and beyond the standard.

Category 5e and 6 is not just for your PC data network. Both your PC’s and telephone system can run over one high speed cabling system.

All cabling and testing is carried out by our highly trained technical team with over 25 years experience in the field. We guarantee you wont find a better service!

Category 6 data cabling is not unlike category 5e, the cable itself has some extra features that cat5e does not include. Features such as shielding and higher quality copper cores, this means that the overall speed of category 6 cabling is higher than that of cat5e.

Most companies are happy to use cat5e and it is still the standard in most cases, where category 6 comes into its own is in high bandwidth environments such as video conferencing, high speed mac networks and noisy industrial applications due to its extra shielding.

P A Communications are fully qualified to install, test, certify and maintain category 6 networks and peripherals.

What is Cat6?

A Cat6 cabling system is higher performance than Cat5 (500MHz v 250MHz) and designed to support 10GBase-T over the full 100 metre, 4 connector channel. Cat6 uses 4-pair twisted cables and will typically use RJ45 connectors. It is backwards compatible with Cat5 and Cat5e. TIA Cat6 and the corresponding ISO/IEC Class EA standards were ratified in 2008.

What is 10GBase-T?

10GBase-T is the new IEEE Ethernet standard for running 10 Gigabit (10GBits/sec) over a suitable twisted pair copper cable of up to 100 meters. It is ten times faster than 1000Base-T and one hundred times faster than 100Base-T (Fast Ethernet).

To request a FREE site survey or to discuss the benefits of installing a cat6 network please call 0800 027 7700 or email sales@pacomms.co.uk .

P A Communications are home office approved data cabling installers.