Cat5e Network Cables
Cat5e network cables are a direct upgrade to the commonly-used Cat5 variant. One of the most significant upgrades is the optimization of reduced crosstalk which is the unwanted transmission of signals between the individual twisted cables inside the sleeve. Crosstalk can be a significant concern when it comes to large-scale networking projects, hence the importance of Cat5e cables. Although Cat5 can still be found in existing network installations, Cat5e tends to replace it as a superior option in every category. They are also backward compatible with Cat5 network cables and are interchangeable, but Cat5e can also be used for gigabit ethernet and also comes with a higher supported bandwidth. Due to how common Cat5e network cables are, you can order in bulk or small quantities from Phase One Cabling to fit your needs.
Cat6 Network Cables
Cat6 network cables improve the transmission performance from Cat5e network cables and can handle gigabit ethernet up to a bandwidth of 250 MHz. They also provide better insulation and thinner wires while also being more suitable for environments with increase electromagnetic interference. Cat6 cables are also available from Phase One Cabling in shielded twisted pair (STP) and unshielded twisted pair (UTP) varieties. Cat6 network cables are also backward compatible with Cat5 and Cat5e cables.
Cat7 Network Cables
Also known as Class F, Cat7 network cables are fully shielded and support speeds of up to 10 Gbps and bandwidths of up to 600 Mhz. Cat7 cables are screened shielded twisted pair (SSTP) wires and are shielded and insulated more than Cat6 cables. This means they are very thick, bulky and difficult to bend which offers a lot of extra sturdiness. Although they’re an excellent option for demanding network requirements, each shielding layer must be grounded or else the performance will be lower than that of Cat6 and often Cat5 cables. As such, it’s important to contact us at Phase One Cabling to learn more about the connectors if you’ve never worked with Cat7 cables before.
Fiber Optic Network Cables
Phase One Cabling also provides a wide range of different fiber optic network cable services and supplies. As a much more specialized field, we recommend contacting us should you require network cables that provide high speeds and longer transmission distances. With speeds of up to 40 Gbit/s and immunity to noise and interference, it’s the best option of severe corporations that need an incredibly reliable network cable solution.
Coaxial Network Cables
Coaxial network cables are far less common than ethernet and fiber optic cables, but it’s a niche that provides speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s, and they are completely shielded from electrical interference, making them perfect for long-range use. Although they aren’t ubiquitous, they’re a very reliable option since they can withstand harsh environments and are much sturdier than typical ethernet cables.
Network Cabling Services
If you’re looking for a specific type of cable or if you need assistance with your networking, don’t hesitate to contact us at Phase One Cabling so that we can offer you the best solution for your network cabling needs. Our network cabling services are perfect for general networking, telecommunications, technology needs and also fiber optic demands. Get in touch today to see how we can help you with your networking requirements.