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Everything You Need to Know About Data Cable Systems

Network cabling providers are in-charge of installing data cable systems in homes and offices. Having an efficient and robust data cable system is more important than ever before as many companies are starting to digitalise, with remote working becoming the norm during these unprecedented times.

What are Data Cable Systems

Data cable systems are high-density, rack-to-rack connection systems for data and telecommunication equipment. A data cable system is a cabling system that allows multiple network devices in different areas to communicate with one another, with the use of data network cables.

Types of Data Network Cables

Data network cables play a crucial role in the data cable system. They are used in homes and offices for connectivity and electricity. There are many different types of data network cables such as twisted pair cables, fibre optic cables, as well as specific CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 6a cables.

  • Twisted pair cables: The cable derived its name from its design where two wires are placed together in a twisted form, parallel to each other. Twisted pair cables help to reduce cross-talk and electromagnetic induction so there are few disruptions between both devices that are connected. Common products that make use of these cables are phone systems.

  • Coaxial cables: Coaxial cables are used for the transmission of radio frequency (RF) signals from one point to another. These network cables can carry signals at a greater level. They are commonly used by cable TV services to provide for end-users.

  • Fiber optic cables: Fiber optic cables, also known as optical fiber cables, are growing in popularity these few years. They transmit internet and digital data very quickly as they make use of light energy. Fiber cable is the safest type of cable as it cannot be breached by hackers. As such, they are usually used in offices, alongside CAT 6 and electrical cables.

The Importance of Data Cable Systems

To keep your daily work operations running smoothly, it is important to have an effective network cabling system with proper network connectivity and minimal disruptions. Data cable systems are both cost and time-efficient as well as flexible in usage.

  1. Cost and time-efficient: With a proper data cable system in place, the wiring infrastructure will be well-organised, saving you the troubleshooting time and maintenance costs. Data cable systems also limit the use of power, so your utilities bills are kept low.

  2. Flexible usage: As your business grows, your IT requirements will expand and evolve. A good data cable system is customisable and adapts to your network infrastructure. It provides you with the option of having an adjustable and scalable network to grow with your business needs.

How to Install Data Cable Systems

As this involves important information and data, it is best to hire a professional network cabling provider to install the data cable systems for your office(s) and/or home. The network cabling provider will be able to follow through with the data cable system project from start to end, such as deploying the network cabling contractor, installing the network cabling, and conducting cable management – ensuring minimal disruption to your workflow.

For safety and a peace of mind, look for a network cabling provider that fulfils all the TIA-EIA-568-B.2-1 requirements for CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables set by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Contact Us Today To Set Up Your Data Cable Systems

Established in 1997, Keydence is a leading network cabling provider that has gained recognition in Singapore for providing cabling system solutions to protect and connect businesses in a rapidly changing environment. Contact us to set up your data cable systems today.