Specialists in Data Cabling
At Redway Networks, we provide a wide range of cables to suit your needs including: CAT 5E, CAT 6, CAT 6A/10G, CAT 7, CAT 7A and fibre optic cabling.
The type of cabling you need will depend on the other technologies you are currently using and the number of people trying to access the system at the same time. We will be able to advise you of your needs at a site survey, which you can arrange easily with one of our engineers. No matter how good your systems are or how sophisticated the technology you use is, the speed of the connection between all your devices is what the efficiency of your business really comes down to.
Why Choose Redway Networks?
Need an independent review of your network including hardware, configuration, architecture and security?
- BICSI, CITY, Guilds & IPAF certified engineers
- Out of hours service
- Copper & Fibre data cabling
- Full testing surveys with Fluke DSX report
- Nationwide resource & coverage
- Which Type of Cabling?
- Future Planning
A cabling site survey will show where improvements can be made to your current systems and which solutions may be feasible to achieve your goals. As many people tend to presume that their systems are slow because of the software or technology they are using, an on-site survey can illuminate surprising problems in your current network. These issues are often substantially cheaper to solve by changing the cabling than a full upgrade of all your systems, which won’t help anyway.
Our engineers will visit your site at a convenient time for you and run diagnostics to see where your system could be upgraded and/or altered to best suit your requirements. Once they have tested each cable, they will create a full report for you specifying their recommendations and a proposed solution.
WHICH TYPE OF CABLING DO I NEED?
The cabling that your business needs depends on the type of work you are doing, the speeds you require and the volume of traffic on the network. Most cable types are copper wires including CAT 5E, CAT 6, CAT 6A/10G, CAT 7 and CAT 7A. These cables are likely to suit the needs of many offices but you might choose to use fibre optics instead.
Rather than using electrical signals to transmit data, fibre optics use light which meets very little resistance, doesn’t interfere with other electronics and can run long distances without having to boost the system. This is ideal for large offices with high traffic who are in need of high-speed ethernet connections. However, this option is also the most expensive.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Whichever type of cabling you decide upon now, you must also consider that fact that your data requirements are likely to rise over the coming years. This means that in order to future-proof your cabling you need to make sure that there is room for growth. In other words, if your needs are exactly met with a CAT 6 cable, it is probably worth installing a CAT 7 or fibre optics to leave yourself room for future growth.