Data Cabling In Florida

Work With A Licensed Commercial Voice & Data Cabling Contractor

If your internet speed is dwindling by the day, it could be because your data wires are degrading. Data cables are easy to take for granted because they hide behind walls and ceilings or are tucked away in network equipment rooms.

At Suncoast Power, we have the experience and expertise to install, upgrade, and maintain high-quality data cabling in commercial, retail and industrial properties. Call us today to learn more about optimizing your operations by upgrading your data cables.

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Work With A Reliable Network & Data Cabling Company

The importance of a fast, reliable network is undeniable in the current business environment. Suncoast Power has provided top-quality data and communication cabling and wiring services in South Florida for more than 30 years. If you are in the midst of a new construction project that requires data cabling, or you’re just looking to upgrade your existing commercial data cables, our team has the experience and expertise to get the job done right.

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Commercial Cabling Services

What Is Data Cabling?

Data wiring, also known as structured cabling or network cabling, is the process of installing a structured system of low-voltage fiber or copper wires that connects multiple devices to your network, including computers, printers, copiers, surveillance cameras, and telephones. The type of data cables you use in your network can have an impact on

  • Internet Connection Speed
  • Internet Connection Reliability
  • Upload & Download Speeds
  • Better Call Quality For VOIP
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Our Approach To Structured Data Cable Installation

Our data cabling and wiring contractors have extensive experience designing and implementing complex network wiring systems for buildings of all sizes. We will assess your building’s framework and develop structured cabling solutions to ensure that your network functions without issue and is easy to manage, repair, and upgrade.

Schedule A Structured Data Cabling Consultation Today

It’s important to work with a licensed and insured commercial electrical contractor when installing or upgrading voice & data cables. Suncoast Power has over 30 years of experience installing, upgrading, and repairing structured data networks in Florida. We service facilities of various sizes, including residential buildings, offices, and industrial facilities. Because your satisfaction as a client is our top priority, we will develop a customized cabling strategy for your specific needs. Call Suncoast Power today at 754-200-5872 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a commercial data cabling consultation with a member of our team.

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Our Approach

Common Types Of Data Cables

The two primary types of data cabling are copper wire-based Ethernet cables and fiber cables. Ethernet cables are the most common choice for network cabling in homes and offices, supporting data transfer speeds between 100 Mbps and 10 Gbps, depending on the category. On the other hand, fiber cables consist of glass strands that transmit data via light rather than electricity. If you’re unsure which type of data cable is best for your needs, our team can assess your requirements and design the best solution for your property.

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Single-Mode Fiber Cables

Data signals travel through fiber cables in the form of light, moving within the pure glass core of the wires. Single-mode fiber cables have a small core that allows one light mode to pass through, increasing the distance light can travel. This characteristic makes single-mode fiber the best option for high-speed, long-distance network connections. Depending on the type, a single-mode fiber cable can support 100 Gbps at a distance of up to 10 km (approx. 6 miles).

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Multi-Mode Fiber Cables

Multi-mode fiber optic cables have larger cores that allow more modes of light to travel down the line, meaning that more data can pass through at once. Since the light disperses at a higher rate, the signal gets weaker as the cable gets longer. Multi-mode fiber is suitable for short-distance data transfer, with a maximum transfer speed of 10 Gbps at 300 meters (984 feet), 1 Gbps at 300 meters (1,804 feet), or 100 Mbps at 1000 meters (3,280 feet).

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Cat5 & Cat5e Cables

Cat5 and Cat5e Ethernet cables are the most common network cables in both commercial and residential settings. Cat5e is the “enhanced” version of Cat5, with higher bandwidth and protection from signal interference. The four twisted pairs of copper wires can transmit data up to 1000 Mbps at the standard cable length of 328 feet. Its most common applications are for computer networks and voice communication.

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Cat6 Cables

With their strict specifications and enhanced design, Cat6 cables are the way of the future. These Ethernet cables support speeds of 10 Gbps up to a length of 180 feet and effectively prevent crosstalk from other nearby signals. The maximum bandwidth for Cat6 is 250 MHz, a considerable jump from the 100 MHz bandwidth of Cat5 and Cat5e cables.

They are also backward-compatible with Cat5 cables, meaning that the only thing you have to change when upgrading is the cable itself. However, most networks don’t reach the high speeds Cat6 cables support, so it’s not worth upgrading for most people. Cat6 cables are more common in new installations and facilities with heavy network traffic.

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Cat6a Cables

Cat6a is the “augmented” form of Cat6, supporting 10 Gbps at 328 feet. The upgraded Ethernet cable has a maximum bandwidth of 500 MHz and has even more protection against interference from crosstalk.

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Data Cabling Framework Options

Once your data cables are installed, you will need a framework to support the organization of your cables. Depending on the specifics of your installation, a cabling contractor may decide to go with one of three frameworks for optimal cable management.

  • server Rack Mounts

    A rack or cabinet is a standard solution for mounting data modules and can hold equipment with a rack-mounted design.

  • electricity Patch Panels

    A patch panel is a mounted assembly that contains incoming and outgoing data cabling ports with patch cords.

  • file tray Above-ceiling Cable Trays

    This is typically a simple basket tray or ladder rack that aids with simple cabling installations and upgrades.

Data Cabling Methods We Use

Installing cables for computer systems and networks can be approached in a number of ways depending on the requirements and the location. There are a number of methods that can be used in structured cable installations, all of which are used in commercial cable installations.

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Horizontal Cabling

Horizontal cabling is how most data cabling connects within your network system. The wires bridge your workspace to the network’s central hub and typically end in a termination, where the cables plug into a device. Horizontal cabling also includes standard outlets and areas where cables transition between two types.

Vertical Cabling

Vertical cabling, also called “backbone cabling,” provides the structure for cables to interconnect between various telecommunication rooms. While horizontal cables connect the hub to work areas, vertical cabling connects multiple hubs.

Entrance Facility Structured Cabling

Entrance facility cabling involves the components necessary for each building’s network to connect to an outside telecommunications provider or private network. This cabling system can also connect vertical cabling between different buildings.

Consolidation Point Structured Cabling

The consolidation point for data cabling systems is typically a central (sometimes environmentally-controlled) room containing all the major network equipment, including servers and routers. Smaller networks may use a standard telecommunications room or entrance facility instead.

Telecommunications Enclosure

The telecommunications enclosure (or room) is where horizontal and vertical cabling systems terminate and cross over via connecting equipment. These enclosures contain several network components, such as patch cords and auxiliary equipment.

Work Area Components

These components are the ones your network users, or employees, interact with daily and are the endpoint for horizontal cabling. Work area components include patch cables, outlets, data cables, and PC adapters to enable workstation equipment functionality like computers, phones, and printers.