Many organizations use IT and Ethernet network cabling services for their technical needs like using LAN for connecting multiple devices, using copper cables or optical fiber. Ethernet is favored by most of the businesses due to high speed networking capabilities and broadband.

Ethernet LAN or ELAN is favored by businesses across the globe for the following benefits:

  • Privacy: All the data transferred, travels through a highly secured domain of Layer 2 having high capacity with point to point connection at Ethernet speeds.

  • Single Interconnection: Data from all the nodes are collected at a single hub linking all the other business locations.

  • Traffic Separation: It helps in maintaining discreet pathways when previously separated domain needs to be consolidated for using specific applications or departments on a single network.

  • Cost Savings: Network equipment and management costs are reduced due to the use of a single handoff.

Below are few types of wires and connections that are used for commercial purposes:

Ethernet Wire

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Wiring

  • Depending on applications there are many UTP grades

  • Some common variations are Siemen Augment Cat 5e and 6 UTP

  • Trims crosstalk in 10G BASE-T technology

Screened (Foil) Unshielded Twisted Pair Wiring

  • Simeon’s Cat 6A F/UTP uses a cable shield and smaller diameter

  • It is designed for flexible installation

  • For simple grounding, connectors are flat angled

Shielded with Foil Twisted Pair Wiring

  • S/FTO cables are made of copper

  • They are appropriate for building susceptible to high electrical interference and RF

  • Siemen’s Cat 7 TERA eliminates crosstalk between cables

  • Supports 10G BASE-T and cable sharing

  • Useful for a large variety of applications

Fiber Optic Wiring

  • Used commonly for data centers

  • For flexible modes of light available in both single mode and multimode versions

  • Single mode allows single path of light within fiber whereas multimode allows several paths

UTP – Network Wiring Diagrams

  • Designed to identify cabling types within a local area network

  • They have following copper cable standards: Cat 5e, Cat 6, Augmented Cat 6, Cat 7, Class D, Class E, Class F, FA

  • Data speed of the network increases with headroom from 5e to 7

Structured Cabling Systems

  • All structured cabling components should work in accord

  • The highest performance in a channel depends upon the weakest link

  • Patch panels are used for switching between router

  • For in-wall installations horizontal cables are used

  • For housing and storage of wiring for protection cabling cabinets are installed

  • Patch cables connect computers with outlets that connect with telecom closets