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Network & Voice (Phone) Cabling

A Structured cabling and wiring system relies on a number of components working together. The performance of the network is only as good as its weakest link. Therefore it is important to use quality components. Some of these components include patch panels, jacks, and patch cables to connect stand alone computers to outlets and outlets to telecommunications racks, cabinets and closets

Coastal System Technology would be glad to perform a site survey to determine the type of cable best suited for your organization.

 


Ethernet Cabling - Category 5e, Category 6 and Category 7a

Most ethernet cabling is UTP or Unshielded twisted pair, made of copper. The cable consists of four pairs of wires twisted together. IEEE specifications in the manufacturing process determine the rating of the cable - Category 5, 5e, 6, etc. The higher rated types of cable are capable of moving your data packets at a higher rate of speed with less data loss. Coastal System Technology installs the technology you need for you present and future needs. Ethernet cabling is also used for voice and telephone applications, as well as data.


Fiber Optic Cabling

Fiber Optic cabling is a cable made of glass fibers that carry light signals over long distances. Speed and distance are major benefits of fiber. This cable is used to carry data signals for short distances up to miles away. The most common type used for businesses is multimode cable. Fiber requires either a fiber optic network card in a computer or a media converter to change from fiber optics to copper. Fiber is used in large buildings, warehouses, and building to building to overcome the distance limitations of copper cable. It also has the benefit of not allowing electricity such as a lightning strike to pass through, preventing surges to your equipment, and making it a good choice between buildings.

 


Coax Cabling

Coax Cable is a single core of copper covered with a cladding, a shield and finally a covering. Coax used to be more common in data networks. Because of multiple connections along a route creating multiple points of failure, UTP has become the most common type of data cabling in use today. Coax is commonly used for Cable Television, and in data networks that require distances farther than UTP can handle.


Power over Ethernet

A recent entry into the networking field is Power over Ethernet. This uses UTP cabling and sends low voltage power over the same cable as data. This is used to power devices such as VOIP phones, Access Points and Security Cameras where electricity is not available near the devices.


Not Just Cable

When a building needs to have a network installed, more than just the cable is required for a complete installation. The cable needs to run somewhere. Usually you have racks, patch panels, ports, jumpers and patch cables running from your electronics - switches, routers, hubs, bridges - to your desktop. In between you will find wiring closets and panels along the route. Knowing the "rules" and how your cable and equipment is installed will determine the quality of your infrastructure. Coastal System Technology adheres to the latest requirements to allow your data to get to it's destination without corruption.

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