Voice and Data Structured Cabling

Inspired Excellence is a respected voice and data cabling contractor in the telecommunications industry.  We believe strongly in the value of our General Contractor relationships, dedicated to building excellent structured wiring infrastructures on every project.

IE specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of voice and data structured cabling.

Cat-6 Cabling

Category 6 is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5e and Category 3 standards.  Cat-6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise.  The cable standard is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet) connections.  It provides performance of up to 250 MHz.

Cat-5 / Cat-5e Cabling

Category 5e cable is an enhanced version of Cat-5 that adds specifications for far-end crosstalk.  Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with Cat-5 cable, the tighter specifications associated with Cat-5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T.  Despite the stricter performance specifications, Cat-5e cable does not enable longer cable distances for Ethernet networks: horizontal cables are still limited to a maximum of 325ft in length.  Cat-5e cable performance characteristics and test methods are defined in TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001.

Cat-3 Cabling

Category 3 is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable designed to reliably carry data up to 10 Mbit/s.  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.  Now that Cat-5 is obsolete, most new structured cable installations are built with Cat-5e or Cat-6 cable.  Cat-3 is currently still in use in two-line telephone systems, although Cat-5 or higher can do the same function and also allow transition to VOIP.

Key Services:

  • Data Cabling (Cat-3, Cat-5e, and Cat-6 installation)
  • Patch Panel installation plus termination
  • Voice and Telephone systems wiring and termination
  • Wifi / Wireless networks
  • Business Phone Systems / VOIP
  • Wiring Block termination
  • Cable / Wire testing