Network Cabling has come a long way
Home Theater San Diego provides commercial-grade Network cabling for homes and businesses. Whether you need twisted pair or optical cables our service throughout a home or business facility involves the installation of a collection of connectors, connecting hardware and cables using unshielded twisted pair (UTP), screened (foil) unshielded twisted pair (F/UTP), shielded twisted pair (STP), or multimode or singlemode fiber optics. Leave it up to use to design the best system for your application. We know you are busy and don’t want to read all the technical stuff below but just in case you do, read on.
Unshielded Twisted Pair Wiring
UTP cables come in a variety of grades for applications from the basic home or work area in a call center to telecommunications rooms with connections to and inside data centers. Category 6 UTP cable uses larger cable diameters to mitigate crosstalk in 10G BASE-T applications. Category 5e and 6 are also offered.
Screened (Foil) Unshielded Twisted Pair Wiring
Category 6A F/UTP system prevents alien crosstalk through a cable shield. The cable design resists deformation and allows less restrictive installation practices. The smaller cable diameter offers a greater pathway fill density. Connectors in flat, angled and keystone versions are designed with simple grounding in mind.
Shielded with Foil Twisted Pair Wiring
S/FTP cables are copper cables better suited for network wiring in buildings that are exposed to high electrical interference or frequent radio transmissions. Guaranteed to support 10G BASE-T since 1999, shielded Category 7 TERA is a standards approved connector that virtually eliminates crosstalk between pairs and between cables. The unique design of TERA supports cable sharing, making TERA suitable for a variety of commercial applications.
Fiber Optic Wiring
Fiber optic network cabling is the most common network connection for data centers, though F/UTP and S/FTP are gaining popularity. Fiber optic cabling is available in singlemode and multimode forms. A mode is the path a ray of light follows while traveling down a fiber cable. As pictured, multimode fiber allows more than one mode of light. Common multimode core sizes are 50 µm and 62.5 µm. Singlemode fiber allows for only one pathway, or mode, of light to travel within the fiber. The core size is typically 8.3-10 µm.
Network cabling in San Diego has evolved over the years and we can help you decide what is best for your home or business, give us a call today to set up your FREE consultation.