When it comes to cabling, choosing what type of cabling is right for your particular needs can be a challenge in itself. Do I need CAT7 or CAT5e? Will this be compatible with the devices I’m installing? Should this be plenum rated or not? Below we’ve simplified what each type of cable description means for you!
CAT5e: Most Affordable Cabling Solution
CAT6: Ideal for Businesses with Several Connected Devices
CAT7: Recommended for Owned Properties
Plenum Rated: For spaces with air circulation. Can restrict flame propagation
Non-Plenum Rated: For non-air circulating areas.
Riser: For vertical installations to prevent fires from spreading.
Coax: Data, Internet, Video & Voice
HDMI: Audio & Video
Fiber-Optic: Transmitting Telephone Signals, Internet & Cable TV
Ultimately, the process of cabling can be challenging. From choosing the right cabling for your facilities to installing, configuring, and maintaining them. Don’t get tangled up in trying to do it yourself, let Ighty Support help! Call today for a free consultation for Dallas’s best Manged IT Service.