Just as businesses have adapted to the increasingly diversified society in which we live, so too have their communication needs broadened. Many firms today, regardless of size or sector, require voice and data cabling. While there are a number of options available, the type of cabling most suitable will be determined by the needs of the individual enterprise.
Cat-5e, for instance, allows professionals to instantly reconfigure voice and data equipment to fully optimise communication capabilities. By working through patch panel connections, disruption is limited and costs are kept to a minimum. Once installed, Cat-5e cabling allows data, voice and even video signals to be delivered to any workstation or desk, no matter where it is located.
The next step up is Cat-6 cabling, which is recommended for businesses that tend to experience pressure on their bandwidth. While cables in the Cat-5 and Cat-5e range are 100MHZ, those labelled Cat-6 are 250MHZ.
These options incorporate copper cabling, but fibre optic solutions are also popular for the advantages they offer in the way of clarity and reliability. Made of fine strands of glass that are thinner than human hairs, fibre optics carry the full spectrum of light, with each fibre capable of carrying 30,000 voice calls all at once.
As might be expected, this kind of cabling is much less susceptible to interference, producing a clearer signal than with its copper counterpart.
If you are unsure which solution is right for your company, get in touch with Norwest today. Our team of experts is here to offer you free advice on all matters relating to cabling.