There are many different kinds of cables out there, which one is right for your business?
Should you use CAT 3, CAT 5, CAT 5e, CAT 6 or Fiber?
Do I need to use Plenum cable or will PVC suffice?
Let the experts at Voicecom Plus, Inc. help you select the right cabling for your current and future needs.
Our experienced staff has the ability and expertise to assist you with the design and installation of your data, voice, audio/video and network cabling. We offer a single source solution for all your voice and data needs. Our approach is to look not only at your immediate goals but to take into account future applications, growth of your organization and technological advancements which may impact your communications requirements. Throughout the process, our installers will ensure the highest quality service and will strive to exceed your expectations every step of the way.
- Riser Multi-Pair Feed Cable
- Category 3
- Category 5
- Category 5e
- Category 6
Quality Products from Leading Manufacturers
We install cable and components from all leading manufacturers, depending on your requirements, preference and budget.
Belden Wire & Cable
Corning Cabling Systems
CAT 3 was a popular cabling format among computer network administrators in the early 1990s, but fell out of popularity in favor of the very similar, but higher performing, CAT 5 standard. Now that Cat 5 is obsolete, most new structured cable installations are built with Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable.
CAT 5 was most commonly used for 100Mbit/s networks, such as 100BASE-TX Ethernet. CAT 5 cables were often used in structured cabling for computer networks such as Fast Ethernet, although they were also used to carry many other signals such as basic voice services, token ring, and ATM over short distances.
CAT 5e cable is an enhanced version of CAT 5 that adds specifications for far-end crosstalk. 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: horizontal cables are still limited to a maximum of 90 m in length.
CAT 6 is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3cable standards. CAT 6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet) connections. It provides performance of up to 250 MHz.
Coax cables carry a nominal impedance of between 35 and 185 ohms. The three most common coax cables are 50 ohms, most widely used in thin-net Ethernet; 75 ohms, the cable your most likely using at home for your TV or cable modem; and 93 ohms, which is rarely used. Although coax makes up a small percentage of our total installations, it is still a critical piece of the infrastructure for our customers. Coax has been the medium of choice for high fidelity audio, television, satellite and broadband communications.
Riser Feeder Cable
Riser cable typically comes in 25 pair increments and is used to provide service to multiple floors in a large building. It is suitable for backbone wiring for both voice and data applications in Local Area Networks.