Category 5 and Category 6 Cabling in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Swansea and South Wales
Category 5 or 6 Cabling, often referred to as Cat 5 / C5 or Cat 6 / C6 respectively, is a widely used cabling standard, comprising high quality cabling equipment installed in a controlled manner.
Category 5 / 6 cabling is most often used for connecting computer networks, although its use can vary into media and mainframe environments. Category 5 or 6 cable is usually formed of high quality solid copper wires, twisted into 4 pairs, within an outer cover.
The design of the cable provides isolation against interference, and allows for good signal transmission for distances up to a recommended 100m. Each cabling run is separate and is essentially laid out in a star shape where the cables usually converge at a patch panel.
Category 5 or 6 standards require that the associated connectivity equipment (patch panels, sockets and fly-leads) all meet the specification to provide a true Category 5 or 6 link. The standards also provide a large amount of instruction upon the installation of the cabling, which is often significant to the overall rating of the cabling system – each link is tested for certification to the standard via a calibrated cable scanner.
If you are looking for a Category 5 or Category 6 cabling installation in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and South Wales then please contact us today on 01443 841122.