Category 5e and Category 6 Data Cabling
As data bandwidth speeds increase, keeping the office information highway issue-free and capable of scaling up is one of an IT Manager’s biggest worries. Common problems seen in a data network cabling system include impedance, low attenuation, and poor NEXT (near-end crosstalk). With Tier Technologies, you can be sure that all components of the cabling system installed meet IEEE standards and protocols. We test and certify that you receive the highest speeds possible with a structure that allows quick and easy access for tech support to fix any cables should they go bad.
Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables (like Cat 3 cables) consist of UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cabling. The difference is in the bandwidth speeds and capacities, and specifications for far end crosstalk. Support for longer length runs is a huge advantage of these formats over Cat 3.
Other advantages of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling include:
- Low cost
- Easily serviceable
- Up to 100 meters of wiring expansion
- Increased noise reduction in the Cat 5e vs Cat 3 and again in Cat 6 vs Cat 5e
- Speeds of up to 100MHz in Cat 5e and 250MHz in Cat 6
- Cat 6 has Gigabit Ethernet capabilities