Network Cabling

Design, plan, and implement. Our Network Cabling service means you’re always ahead of the curve.

Network Cabling, also identified as the Horizontal Cabling System, provides the signal path between the data center and the end user's work area. From simple analog voice applications to advanced high-speed networks, we develop robust, flexible Information Communications Technology infrastructure solutions that form the pillar of successful business technology operations. Additionally, our experts ensure that the installations follow strict and specific guidelines, and testing is done using the right equipment, calibrated for the latest standards.

Here is how Fidelis can help design, install and certify your Network Cabling:

  • Category Cable – Copper Balanced Twisted-Pair
    • CAT5e
    • CAT6
    • CAT6A
    • CAT8
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Optical Fiber - Multi-Mode (MM)
    • OM1
    • OM2
    • OM3
  • Termination Hardware
    • Patch Panels
    • Blocks
    • Jacks or inserts
  • Cords and Jumpers
    • Category Patch Cables
    • Fiber Patch Cables

 

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Fidelis offers a wide array of network cables and supporting hardware so you always have reliable and high-speed performance

Here is how Fidelis can help design, install and certify your Network Cabling:

  • How long will the Business be at the location?
  • Current and future data speeds
  • Business Growth plan
  • Data Cabling
  • Voice Cabling
  • Flexibility
  • Pathways and support
  • Work Area designs
  • The connecting equipment
  • Security
  • Codes
  • Standards
  • RCDD design approval

 

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Fidelis offers a wide array of network cables and supporting hardware so you always have reliable and high-speed performance

  • CAT5e vs. CAT6 - Should we install CAT5e or CAT6?
    • Fidelis recommends a minimum of Category 6 be installed to each work area to keep up with the growing bandwidth and speed demands. Now that the latest standard of CAT8 is available, it is only a matter of time before CAT5e is a no longer accepted standard.
  • CAT5e vs. CAT6 - What is the difference between category 5e and category 6?
    • The general difference between category 5e and category 6 is in the transmission performance and extension of the available bandwidth from 100 MHz for category 5e to 250 MHz for category 6. This includes better insertion loss, near end crosstalk (NEXT), return loss, and equal level far end crosstalk (ELFEXT). These improvements provide a higher signal-to-noise ratio, allowing higher reliability for current applications and higher data rates. AKA – Better Performance and Faster!
  • CAT6 vs. CAT5e - Will category 6 supersede category 5e?
    • Yes – CAT6 is now the most common standard installed today.
    • Analyst predictions and independent polls indicate that 80 to 90 percent of all new installations will be cabled with category 6. The fact that category 6 link and channel requirements are backward compatible with category 5e makes it very easy for customers to choose category 6 and supersede category 5e in their networks. Applications that worked over category 5e will work over category 6.
  • How long can a data cable run be?
    • Maximum 300’ from the patch panel to the jack and 328’ with the patch cords.
  • Does my project need a permit?
    • Most likely the answer is yes. Each Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) follows the National Electric Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), then the State, County, and City codes.
  • Should my jacks be numerically layout according to my floor plan?
    • No. An accurately marked floor plan is all you need. Not convinced? Here are some more reasons to consider: it takes longer to install, costs more and doesn’t accommodate future additions.
    • Fidelis will absolutely install SCS this way. Just make sure when comparing bids this was clearly spelled out in all proposals.
  • Do I need to wreck out the old cabling?
    • Yes – AHJ are enforcing the codes included in the NEC and NFPA. Both have codes that say abandoned cables shall not be allowed to accumulate. Cables not identified for future use shall be removed. Also, property management companies over the past few years have been adding clauses about removing abandoned cable in their leases.

 

Classic Accessories - Project Showcase

Fidelis offers a wide array of network cables and supporting hardware so you always have reliable and high-speed performance


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