Is this what your Communications Cabling looks like?
If so, it doesn't have to!
Key Communications will install high quality cabling products for your new or existing network or phone system. From large multi-level buildings to single runs or workstation moves, Key Communications will focus on your project until completion. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority.
Key Communications can also add to your existing telecom or computer network design and concept. Let Key Communications provide you with a no-cost consultation on your upcoming project. Our knowledgeable technicians are always available to help you with planning and questions about any one of our offered services.
A structured cabling system, while mostly hidden from sight, is the critical foundation of your important business communications systems. The performance and maintainability of your cabling system has a direct impact on your ability to strategically plan your business IT future. With the addition of voice, video, and other data intensive applications over business networks, the demands on cable infrastructure have increased dramatically.
If you are like most business owners you don’t realize that cable system failures are responsible for over 50% of network problems. Whether it is copper, fiber-optic, aerial or burial, or audio/video, Key Communications specializes in the complete design, installation, and maintenance of your cabling infrastructure.
Cabling Services Available:
When discussing voice cable, different applications and cable grades can come into play. With the advent of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) the future of telephone cabling may change dramatically. But the fact of the matter is, we are still seeing over 90% of companies wiring for voice the same way it's been done for the last 20 years: using voice grade wire and standard RJ11 jacks at the user end. In the wiring closet, the terminations of choice are still 66 blocks, 110 style terminal blocks, Bix blocks and Krone fields.
These configurations give companies, and the majority of phone vendors, all the flexibility they need at a very reasonable cost. When voice cable is being installed in conjunction with your network cabling, the labor cost is greatly reduced. Category 3 cable, commonly known as Cat 3, is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable designed to reliably carry data up to 10 Mbit/s, with a possible bandwidth of 16 MHz. It is part of a family of copper cabling standards defined jointly by the Electronic Industries Alliance and the Telecommunications Industry Association. Category 3 was a popular cabling format among computer network administrators in the early 1990s, but fell out of popularity in favor of the very similar, but higher performing, Cat 5 standard. Presently, most new structured cable installations are built with Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable. Cat 3 is currently still in use, although Cat 5 or higher could do the same work while facilitating more flexibility for the future.
Computer Network Cabling:
The installation, material, quality of cable and testing procedures are all much more critical in data wiring than in voice. The main reason for this is that networks today are designed to carry large amounts of information at incredible speeds. To accomplish this over unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP), many different criteria must be met. This is why its crucial that your cabling design is performed by a a certified technician who will ensure that your data cabling installation meets all the standards sanctioned by the TIA/EIA (Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronic Industry Alliance).
Suffice it to say that these people have been busy over the past 12 years - as we've seen network speeds increase from 10 million bits of information per second, over Category 3 wire, back in 1991 to 1 billion bits (called Gigabit Ethernet) today. With bandwidth increasing and reliance on the network at an all time high, getting information to where it needs to be is becoming more challenging than ever. Ask any IT Manager what their most common network problem is and you will most likely hear them rant about cabling issues. In fact, cabling problems, which account for over 50% of network problems, cost companies millions annually.
Key Communications can help you design and implement a Computer Network Cabling infrastructure that fits your needs now and will meet or exceed increasing data demands in the future. We offer the following computer network cabling category options:
Cat 5e Cable - Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. Provides performance of up to 100 MHz, and is frequently used for both 100 Mbit/s and Gigabit Ethernet networks.
Cat 6 Cable - Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. Provides performance of up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5 and 5e.
Cat 6a Cable - Currently defined in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10. Provides performance of up to 500 MHz, double that of category 6. Suitable for 10GBase-T.
Cat 7 Cable - An informal name applied to ISO/IEC 11801 Class F cabling. This standard specifies four individually-shielded pairs (STP) inside an overall shield. Designed for transmission at frequencies up to 600 MHz.
Fiber Optic Cabling:
Cabling with Fiber is a necessary option to both transition long distances and eliminate interference that make copper networking both impractical or impossible. Fiber networking in most cases is the only way to get from point A to point B within a large office campus or just transition a manufacturing plant with lots of noisy machinery. Let Key Communications help you plan and budget for any type of fiber project you might need.
Multimode 62.5um fiber is typically used for shorter distances in offices or small campus settings. Data rates are 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s over link lengths of up to 600 meters.
Aerial and Direct Burial Cabling (Outside Plant):
Do you need to link two buildings either above-ground or underground? Key Communications can help you plan and implement the best and most cost effective way to link multiple buildings or sites. We offer aerial or direct burial solutions for telephone, computer networking, feed cables, fiber optic, anything you need to make sure you can communicate with everyone you need to, without costly telephone lines or data links between sites.
Existing Cabling Troubleshooting, Testing and Repair:
Many times companies with existing networks have difficulties with hardware that was previously installed. Maybe premise wiring was installed incorrectly or the appearance may not be to your liking. It may have gotten damaged or broken. As your company's network grows there are times when you are in doubt if existing ports are active or have been disrupted. Key Communications can assist in the repair of existing hardware to your network cabling infrastructure. There may be no need for additional wires or cables to be installed if simple repairs to your network can be made. Making your downtime shorter and getting your network back online. We also offer full testing services on existing cabling systems and printed test results so you know exactly what your network is capable of before problems arise.
From paging/intercom systems, to background music, to high-end video conferencing systems, or even a custom audio/video system for your home theater, Key Communications can assist with all aspects of your audio/video needs as well. We offer both the cabling services and equipment for both business and residential systems.
Surveillance Camera Cabling:
If you are considering either an IP Camera system or a CCTV Camera system contact us to compare your options and make sure you are getting the system that is right for you. If you need a simple, one camera system or a multi-camera system that you can record and view remotely, let us custom build a solution for you.