Structured Cabling (Cat5e – Cat6)

Cat5e Cabling & Cat6 Cabling

Ampec is your local specialist in the design, installation, testing, certification and repair of all types of data cabling. Cat5 and Cat6 cabling, otherwise know as data cabling, voice cabling and structured cabling, is suitable for computer data, telephony, audio and visual communications.

A small investment in a cabling upgrade is likely to reap a big return on investment terms of speed and resulting efficiency. As part of our complete service and for your convenience, Ampec works in partnership with IT system installation and support companies.

Our fully guaranteed, high quality Cat5e and Cat6 copper cabling is reliable, safe and offers the high capacity data transfer a network depends on for efficient performance. Ampec are approved installers of HellermannTyton, Connectix Excel and LMS Data Products, all of which carry a minimum of 15 year product warranty.

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Free Advice

Never connect a cat5/cat5e or cat6 network to a Gigabit Ethernet system unless the network has been tested and certified to the appropriate standards. Doing so could seriously affect the performance of the system and even result in a complete shutdown!

Gigabit Ethernet (1000 million bits a second) operates at a much higher frequency than Fast Ethernet (100million bit a second) and as the frequency increases the condition of the cabling becomes critical. A network may be performing at 100mbits quite happily and many have been tempted to upgrade to Gigabit technology with disastrous consequences.

The reason is simple. Any device connected to a server via a cable will receive its data in the form of packets. Each packet is then verified by the device for data corruption and if corruption is found the device (PC laptop printer etc) will request the Server to resend the packet again and again and then again. Just one poor connection will slow down the system but several could cause the server to hang through trying to service successive retries.

Ampec have invested in the latest Fluke DTX1800 cable analysis equipment to ensure our networks are certified and future proof. All Ampec structured cabling installations are fully tested pre and post fitting using the latest Fluke DTX1800 cable analyser, to confirm that the cabling will allow data transmissions at Gigabit speed.

We will test and bring up to standard any existing network, if your network is running slowly, contact Ampec for a “network health check”.

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