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Your data cabling company should be aware of what kinds of cabling you require on your business network. If your data cabler doesn’t use the right kind of cabling on your business network, it could be an expensive headache to undo. That’s why you need experts, like San Francisco data cablers BACS to do the job of estimating, designing, and installing your next cabling project.

Using the Right Kind of Data Cable

You need the right kinds of data cablers installing and providing maintenance on your cable network – along with the right kind of cable. It can make a significant difference if you are using, for instance, fiber optic cable vs. low-voltage data cable to connect your business network – both internally, and to the outside world.

In some cases, a network will utilize only one type of cable, where other networks will use a variety of cable types. The type of cable chosen for a network is related to the network’s topology, protocol, and size. Understanding the characteristics of different types of cable and how they relate to other aspects of a network helps us develop a cable network successfully.

Twisted pair cabling, the most common variety of cabling, comes in two varieties: shielded and unshielded. Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) is the most popular and is generally the best option for school networks.

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)

The quality of UTP may vary from telephone-grade wire to extremely high-speed cable. The cable has four pairs of wires inside the jacket. Each pair is twisted with a different number of twists per inch to help eliminate interference from adjacent pairs and other electrical devices.

The tighter the twisting, the higher the supported transmission rate and the greater the cost per foot. The EIA/TIA (Electronic Industry Association/Telecommunication Industry Association) has established standards of UTP and rated six categories of wire (additional categories are emerging).

Unshielded Twisted Pair Connector

The standard connector for unshielded twisted pair cabling is an RJ-45 connector. This is a plastic connector that looks like a large telephone-style connector with a slot allows the RJ-45 to be inserted only one way. RJ stands for Registered Jack, implying that the connector follows a standard borrowed from the telephone industry. This standard designates which wire goes with each pin inside the connector.

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Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable

Although UTP cable is the least expensive cable, it may be susceptible to radio and electrical frequency interference (it shouldn’t be too close to electric motors, fluorescent lights, etc.).

Shielded cables can also help to extend the maximum distance of the cables.

The right data cabler will know that shielded twisted pair cable is available in three different configurations:

  • Each pair of wires is individually shielded with foil.
  • There is a foil or braid shield inside the jacket covering all wires (as a group).
  • There is a shield around each individual pair, as well as around the entire group of wires (referred to as double shield twisted pair).

Why is BACS the Best Data Cabler in the San Francisco Bay Area?

The BACS network cabling team possesses the collective experience to deliver the consistent, quality service and support needed for you to do business securely and in the most connected way possible in the 21st Century.

BACS also has 20 years of providing winning data cabling services and solutions to Bay Area companies, courtesy the finest technical staff available. Many of our new clients are from multiple industries, and come to us through referrals, by way of our current clients, who have shared many of their stories of subsequent growth and success with us as well.

What makes BACS the go-to, one-stop outlet for data and network cabling services in the Bay Area is also what drives our dedication to excellence. Our many satisfied clients have attested to what makes us the best choice for data cabling services in San Francisco and the surrounding communities – each well-earned testimonial being what we get out of bed in the morning for.

Why Use Structured Cabling?

Structured cabling is the design and installation of a cabling systems that will support multiple hardware uses systems and be suitable for today’s needs and those of the future. With a correctly installed system via BACS, your requirements of today and of tomorrow will be catered for and whatever hardware you choose to add will be supported.

Our network cabling experts are all fully licensed and certified, experienced cable installers who only use the highest quality cable wiring and connectors, ensuring that your business communications run at peak performance.

Installations by a Professional Data Cabler

When installing network cabling, your data cabling expert of choice will:

  • Always use more cable than you need. Leave plenty of slack.
  • Test every part of a network as you install it. Even if it is brand new, it may have problems that will be difficult to isolate later.
  • Stay at least 3 feet away from fluorescent light boxes and other sources of electrical interference.
  • Cover the cable with cable protectors if it is necessary to run cable across the floor.
  • Label both ends of each data cable.
  • Use cable ties (not tape) to keep data cables in the same location together.

Don’t leave it to the amateurs – call on BACS, your San Francisco Bay Area data cablers. Contact us at (650) 887-4601 or by email online for more info on getting the type of data cabler in the Bay Area that will keep your business network optimally connected!

Published on 14th September 2017 by James Berger.