Structured Cabling Installation Services!

Coastal Comms Ltd can provide structured cabling services including design, installation and support to all organisations throughout the U.K. All our engineers are trained, qualified and highly experienced cabling installation engineers.

Our structured cabling services include the design and implementation of the following standards of cabling systems;

  •  Cat 5e UTP Cabling

  • Cat 5e STP Cabling

  • Cat 6 UTP Cabling

  • Cat 6a UTP Cabling

  • Cat 7 STP Cabling

Our data cabling systems are supplied from leading manufacturers such as Nexans, Hellermann Tyton, Excel and Quantum.

 
As certified and trained structured cabling system installers, we are able to offer manufacturer backed warranties of up to 25 years.


Category 5e - Structured Data Cabling

Cat 5e cable is an enhanced version of Cat 5 that adds specifications for far end crosstalk. It was formally defined in 2001 as the TIA/EIA-568-B standard, which no longer recognizes the original Cat 5 specification. Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with Cat 5 cable, the tighter specifications associated with Cat 5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T. Despite the stricter performance specifications, Cat 5e cable does not enable longer cable distances for Ethernet networks: cables are still limited to a maximum of 100 m (328 ft) in length (normal practice is to limit fixed ("horizontal") cables to 90 m to allow for up to 5 m of patch cable at each end, this comes to a total of the previous mentioned 100m maximum). Cat 5e cable performance characteristics and test methods are defined in TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001.

Category 6 - Structured Data 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 / 1000BASE-TX (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.


Cat 6a - Structured Data Cabling

The latest standard from the TIA for enhanced performance standards for twisted pair cable systems was defined in February 2008 in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10. Category 6a (or Augmented Category 6) operates at frequencies up to 500 MHz—twice that of Cat 6. Cat6a can support 10 Gbit/s applications up to a maximum distance of 100 meters (330 ft).

Category 7 - Structured Data Cabling

(Cat 7), (ISO/IEC 11801:2002 category 7/class F), is a cable standard for Ethernet and other interconnect technologies that can be made to be backwards compatible with traditional Cat 5 and Cat 6 Ethernet cable. Cat 7 features even more strict specifications for crosstalk and system noise than Cat 6. To achieve this, shielding has been added for individual wire pairs and the cable as a whole. The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m of copper cabling. The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just like the earlier standards. Cat 7 can be terminated either with 8P8C compatible GG45 electrical connectors which incorporate the 8P8C standard or with TERA connectors. When combined with GG45 or TERA connectors, Cat 7 cable is rated for transmission frequencies of up to 600 MHz.