Installations & Services

Cat 5e & Cat 6 Structured Cabling

We are able to offer various cabling options:

  • Standard Cabling (CW1308)
  • Cat 5e & Cat 6
  • Fiber optic back bones

Until the introduction of structured cabling systems each move, change and upgrade within your communication network was likely to cause chaos to other users on the network. Traditional cabling methods meant that usually a different media was used for each protocol, for example a twisted pair cable for voice and coaxial cable for date. Another disadvantage of this method of sending information was that once cables were installed – either in risers or under floors - they were often there for good. When your system and consequently your cabling need upgrading the installed cable could not be cost effectively removed. The result being that with every expansion and upgrade new cable was installed and the old cable often left in place but redundant. This led to congested cable routes and inevitably to increased costs and inflexibility.
A structured cabling system is the answer to the above problems and to today’s rapidly changing communications requirements provides flexibility.
The principle of structured cabling is to “flood wire” a building (with either 100 ohm Utp/ftp 4-pair or 150 ohm stp2-pair copper cable) using a three metre square grid of useable floor space for each user. This area is defined as a work area and within it an allowance should be made to accommodate a minimum of one data outlet, one voice outlet and two 13a-power outlets.
Wiring racks containing patch panels and active equipment, data and voice outlet is “star-wired” back to these patch panels. When a user moves from one part of the building to another it is a simple procedure to “re-patch” this person to reflect the move.
The original standard around which such systems were designed was the North American Eia/Tia “commercial building telecommunication wiring standard Eia/Tia 568, July 1991”. This has now been superseded by and international standard Iso/Iec 11801, which has similar recommendations to the above but also, includes a new chapter on link performance. This classifies a link that will provide the minimum transmission performance required to support an application within the same class.
A structured cabling system provides a totally flexible, cost effective means of transmitting voice and data. It allows moves, changes and upgrades to be effected with minimum amount of disruption often by simply disconnecting and reconnecting in the new position.


Structured Cabling System CAT5e Typical Layout

  • Standard telephone cabling
  • Category 5, Category 5e
  • Category 6
  • Fibre optic backbones


We can advise you on which Category of cabling is most suited to your requirements, when we make an initial survey of your site.
Our quotation will itemise all of the components that you have indicated are needed, i.e. how many outlets, how they are grouped, etc.. We also supply various sizes of cabinets and internal fittings, such as roof fans, power supplies, cable management bars, etc., which will all be included in the quotation.
All outlets are numbered, at the socket and on the patch panels, and are tested using the appropriate equipment. Test results are handed over to you on completion of the work, with full Network Certification.

We are able to offer you the option of C.S.P providing the full installation service to install and test all Cate5e outlets required providing a full 15 year guarantee.  Alternatively we can provide all the materials necessary and have your electricians run the cabling.  C.S.P would then test and terminate all Cat5e outlets and still provide you with a warrantee.  This option allows you to minimise your outlay on our labour costs. 


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