11245 SE 76th Ave
Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: 855-275-8353
Fax: 866-649-6314


General Principles:

Structured wiring allows for the flexible use of a buildings cabling network to run computers and telephones. The system is totally flexible, in so much as the user can move apparatus from one office to another without resorting to any engineering work This is achieved by point to point wiring and flooding the building with RJ45 sockets (intermediate patch enclosures can also be installed). The whole system is built in accordance with the Category 5 wiring specification and only approved equipment may be used. Cat 5 cable looks the same as telephone cable but is made to a higher specification. All terminations on a structured cabling system are made without removing any twists from the cable and each socket is tested. The test results are presented to the customer and this forms the guarantee. As some guarantees last for 15 years or more - do not tamper with these wiring systems and under no circumstances repair a broken cable - it must be renewed completely.

Ethernet Cables
Comparison between CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT7 Cables

In the context of the 100-ohm UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) type of cable used for Ethernet wiring the only categories of interest are Cat3, Cat4, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat7. CATx is an abbreviation for the category number that defines the performance of building telecommunications cabling as outlined by the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) standards. Some specifications for these categories are shown further down.

Up until the late 1980s thick or thin coaxial cable was typically used for 10-Mbps Ethernet networks, but around that time, UTP cabling became more commonly used because it was easier to install and less expensive. UTP CAT3 and CAT4 were used for a quite limited time since the emergence of 100Base-TX networks meant a quick shift to CAT5. By the year 2000, moves to gigabit (1000Base-TX) Ethernet LANs created a need for another specification, CAT5e. CAT5e is now being superseded by CAT6 cable and there is a developing standard for CAT7.

It might seem that CAT5 and CAT5e are the same. Pretty much they are, the CAT5e specification simply included some additional limits over the CAT5 specification. The reality is that most CAT5 cable is in fact CAT5e cable just not certified as such. Here is a comparison of those extra specifications.

If you're cabling a mission critical system or you want your network to be future proof, go for the CAT6 cables (and patch panels and connectors), but for the average home or small office network CAT5 or CAT5e will be just fine.

Structured Wiring

TeL-DaTa customizes each structured wiring job with our customers' needs in mind for today and the future.

specialized wire installation for:

This is the rear view of a data equipment cabinet installed by TeL-DaTa. It consists of patch panels and horizontal front & rear wire managers Our technicians pride themselves in their ability to install and terminate data/voice cables neatly and organized.

This is the side view of the above data equipment cabinet. The data cables are terminated in the rear of the patch panels.

The top view of the cabinet shows the quality workmanship our technicians use when bringing cables out of the drop ceiling and across the ladder rack to the equipment cabinet.

The Cat5 cable pairs are color coded as shown: Each pair consists of a colored wire and a white wire with a matching color stripe. The stripe wire is "tip" and the solid color wire is "ring," referring to the tip of the old 1/4" telephone plug and the ring around the shaft that makes the connections.

The TIA/EIA-568 standard has two schemes for how the wire is connected to modular plugs and jacks T568A and T568B. These standards are essentially the color code patterns that are used for connecting the colored wires in the cable with the connectors in the RJ-45 modular plugs and jacks. Note that the only difference between T568A and T568B is the reversal of pairs 2 and 3 - it's only a color code change.

Quality cable installation by TeL-DaTa meets or exceeds TIA/EIA specifications and recommendations.

Products used in installation:

AllenTel - Avaya - AT&T - Belden - Berk-tek - Bogen - Chatsworth - Corning - Erico/Caddy - Krone - Leviton - Lucent - Mohawk - Ortronics - Panduit -
Pass & Seymour - Siemon - Systimax and many other name brands.

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