Cat 6 IT Data Cabling: Installers,
Engineers & Wiring Services
We have been designing, installing & wiring Category 6 IT Data cable systems for over 15 years now into offices, schools and hospitals, as well as other commercial, industrial & residential environments.
We provide installation services using tried and trusted components. Our team of designers and engineers are time-served and highly experienced, and this ensures a high quality product every time.
We undertake cabling installation projects throughout the south of England including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Middlesex, Surrey and West Sussex.
Category 6 Cabling
All You Need to Know:
Category 6 - more commonly known as Cat 6 cable - is the evolution of Cat 5e cabling. Cat 6 has a higher bandwidth of 250Mhz and more stringent parameters for testing performance. This cabling system supports all of the IT Ethernet Network protocols that Category 5e does. It can also be used for 10 Gigabit ethernet over a reduced distance of around 55m.
Category 6 systems are used to ensure Gigabit ethernet runs to its absolute best, or to provide future-proofing for a 10 Gigabit ethernet solution.
Category 6, just like Cat 5e, has many uses and is backward compatible with Category 5e.
We always recommend installing a unique wraparound label on the patch leads during larger installations to aid with tracing out leads where dense patching is present. Start at 001 - and, well, who knows where it will end up!
Traditionally, patch panels started at the top and worked down, but more modern designs incorporate banks of patch panels interspersed with active equipment. This design makes the patch leads a more similar length and distributes patching across the rack face more evenly.
Use deeper patch management bars where required for Cat 6 to make up for the fatter cables - this helps preserve performance and make life easier.
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