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Business Communication Solutions is a telecommunication & networking company providing Business Phone Systems & Networking Solutions to Austin, & Metro Surrounding Areas. We specialize in sales, installation and service of top brand phone systems. Our networking specialist can install, configure and service your network hardware.
Business Communication Solutions specialize in the design and installation of voice and data cabling networks. Our goal is to provide our clients with excellent affordable service they can rely on. Give us a call, let us help you save!
Cabling is the core of any telephone and computing systems within your office. Voice and data cabling encompasses the Internet access, computers, telephone systems, voice mail and other aspects of your communications and computing systems. Please call us to assist you in designing, implementing and deploying of a cabling system that meets your needs.
Is there any job to small or too big?
What is a Plenum cable?
What is a PVC Cable?
What is the difference between Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, etc?
Installations for use in our Ethernet network?
Can Cat5e/Cat6 work with our existing Cat5 patch panel?
What is the maximum length cable for offices?
What advantages do Cat5e/Cat6 voice/data systems have?
Do you install fiber optic cabling?
What is the difference between fiber optic and copper cabling?
When do you recommend using fiber optic cable?
What kind of fiber optic cables do I need?
How many strands of fiber will I need?
No. Whether you need 1 cable from the d'marc extended, or just simply test and fix a few bad cables, or a full voice and data cabling infrastructure completed in a short notice, give use a call, after all we do offer free no obligation estimates.
Plenum cable is cable which is rated to be run through plenum spaces. It has two major requirement in a nutshell: It cannot burn easily and not emit toxic fumes when exposed to extreme heat. Plenum space is the space normally above the suspended ceiling, however some buildings have plenum space under the raised floor. Plenum cables are typically more expensive then PVC Cables. Most offices building in TEXAS now requires the use of Plenum cables.
PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) Cable is the most common type of cable used prior to Plenum cable. If a fire occurs, these cables can emit large amount of toxic smoke. It will also burn much faster. PVC cables are typically less expensive then Plenum cables.
In most circumstances we currently recommend Cat 5e. The 5e product we use has been tested by the manufacturer to the the 200Mhz level which will leave adequate bandwidth for current and future applications while helping to keep installation costs down. However if cost is less of an issue and you're seriously concerned with higher data rates for future applications then we would recommend Cat 6.
First of all cost. The higher the category tends to be more expensive. In a nutshell - Cat 3 has less twists per inch than Cat 5. Cat 5 has less twist then cat 5e. Cat 5e has less twist than Cat 6. Cat 3 are typically used for telephones, as they are only used for 10Mbps Network. Cat 5 are typically used for 100Mbps Network. Cat 5e and Cat 6 are typically used for (1000Mbps) Gigabit Network.
Yes, BUT if different category components, such as a patch panel or a jack are used with a higher category component such as a higher level of cable then your data lines will only perform to the level of the lower category device. So if you used Cat 6 cable with a Cat 5 patch panel you should only expect to get Cat 5 performance. For optimum performance ALL components (data cable, patch panel, jack, network switches, router, network card, and patch cables) must be of the same Category level.
According to the EIA/TIA-568 standards the end-to-end connection between network devices should not exceed 100 meters (328 feet). Note that 100 meters is total length including all patch cables. Officially no one single line from a patch panel to the outlet in the work area should exceed 90 meters (294 feet) so that you have length to spare (10 meters) for the patch cables running from the outlet to your computer and from the patch panel to your switch or hub.
Having Cat 5e or 6 installed for both your data and phones offers you the flexibility to use your phone jacks as network jacks in the future (assuming you have the cables terminated onto a patch panel). If you use Cat 3 for your phones then your future use of those cables will be pretty much limited to that purpose. Note that while the price differential between Cat 3 and Cat 5e/6 is getting slimmer the one disadvantage is still that a Cat 5e or 6 installation will still be more expensive.
Yes. We can help you with new fiber optic cabling from floor to floor, suite to suite, and even building to building.
Fiber optic uses light pulses to transmit information down fiber lines instead of the traditional electronic pulses use by copper lines. Fiber optics is more expensive if comparing feet for feet.
There are a few reasons to use fiber optic cabling instead of Category cabling. First reason is if you need a cable run that will surpass the specified maximum length which is 328 feet. Second reason if you demand more speed from point a to point b. fiber optic networks operate at higher speeds - up into the gigabits. It can carry large amount of bandwidth.
There are three types of fiber optic cables commonly used: single mode, multimode and plastic optic fiber. The type of fiber optic require will depend on your application. For most of our customers - 62.5 Multimode Fiber Optic cables has done trick. See chart below for comparison.
Example - ABC Company use multimode to network building A to building B which is only 1000 feet away.
For our purpose and most of our customer purpose, two or duplex per equipment to equipment. Duplex cables are use for application that require simultaneous, bi-directional data transfer. Example: Network Switches, Routers, Workstations, Servers, etc. Although only two is required, we normally run cables with minimum of 6 strand for future repair, growth, etc.
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