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Voice and Data Cabling Installation in Austin TX

Voice, Coaxial, Fiber Optic, and Data Cabling Installation, Repair

Business Communication Solutions specialize in the design and installation of voice and data cabling networks. Our goal is to provide our clients with excellent affordable service they can rely on. Give us a call, let us help you save!

Cabling is the core of any telephone and computing systems within your office. Voice and data cabling encompasses the Internet access, computers, voip telephone systems, voice mail and other aspects of your communications and computing systems. Please call us to assist you in designing, implementing and deploying of a cabling system that meets your needs.

Types of Voice and Data Cables we typically installs


CAT3 Cable– Cabling systems are categorized by the levels of data they are able to sustain. Category 3, commonly referred to as Cat-3, is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP).  Cat 3 traditionally has been used for telephones such as analog, electronic, or digital telephone systems.  It is slowly being phased out, although we still have requests to work on these from time to time.

CAT5 Cable– Category 5 (Cat-5) cable is also a twisted pair cable used for carrying signals. Cat-5 is used in structured cabling for networks such as Ethernet, telephony and video.  Cat 5 is  more older versions of data cables.  Due to the demand for Gigabit data speed, we are also seeing Cat 5 data cables being phase out.

CAT5e Cable– Short for Category 5 Enhanced, Cat-5e network cabling is used as a cabling infrastructure for 10BASE-T (Ethernet), full duplex 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet) and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet, or GbE) networks.  Cat 5e is a happy medium between pricing and speed.  Cat 5e can run gigabit and safe you a bit money over Cat 6 data cables.

CAT6 Cable– Short for Category 6, Cat-6 network cabling is used as the cabling infrastructure for 10BASE-T (Ethernet), 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet), 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet, or GbE) and 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet, or 10 GbE) networks.  Cat 6 is the most common and data cables in used today because of it’s standard Gigabit speed.  

CAT6A Cable– Can support speed of up to 10Gbps and frequencies of up to 500 Mhz.  It is increasingly more popular as a tie cable between suites or building that are less than 100 Meter an much lower cost to fiber if distant is fairly short.

CAT6E Cable– Category 6 Enhanced – Can support speed of up to 10Gbps and frequencies of up to 600 Mhz.  It is increasingly more popular as a tie cable between suites or building that are less than 100 Meter an much lower cost to fiber if distant is fairly short.

COAXIAL Cable– Coaxial cabling is the primary type of cabling used by the cable television industry and is also widely used for computer networks, such as Ethernet.  In old buildings that has lots of Coaxial cable, we have seen media converter (from coaxial to ethernet) deploy to setup networks.  This scenario typically use when new cables are hard to run due to design of buildings and or business trying to preserve a historical landmark.   

Allworx phone install with data port activated for phones and PC.

network switches data rack patch panel

This was a job in Austin where we ran some burial underground data/fiber cable to tie 2 buildings together.

data cable install underground

Simple and cheap vs complex and expensive

Voice and Data cabling can be a very small simple job to a very complicated sophisticated job.  Depending on what your business requires and how much data you transfer, will depending on how simple and easy, or how complex and expensive it can get.  

For example:  A restaurant with 2 chef, and 1 cash register most likely will not require much.  They most likely will have a few computers, phones, fax, and printers, and a maybe an wireless access point for their guests.  This job will be less then a day job in most cases, with very minimum material.  Depending on budget, we may run some cat 5e cables and a male rj 45 terminated so it can plug directly into the network devices (phones, printer, router, network switches, cameras, etc.  

On the other hand, let’s say you have a big law engineering firm that has 100 employees.  Each of these engineer needs to collaborate with each other and have the ability to and edit large auto cad drawing between the servers and their pc.  You most like will not get away with a Cat 5 or even a Cat 5e data cable.  They will most likely all require Cat 6 data and above.  Each station may even require 2 or even 4 data cables each (1 for phones, 1 for printer, and 2 for DATA.  Did I hear someone ask why does 1 engineer needs 2 data ports?  Well, I can think of a few reasons.  Reason 1 being that you can have double the speed.  Keep in mind, there are limitation here.  There are few pre-requisites here:  The pc, network switches, servers, network card, and processor, and data cables can support the speed.  All these devices must also support bonding (aka link aggregation).  For the purpose of this article, I don’t get more into details.

With 100 employee that require 4 data cables each, that’s a minimum of 400 data cables, not including, ioT (internet of things), printers, faxes, TV, Conference room, credit card machines, wireless access point, etc.  As you can imagine, this will require more real estate for all the data cables, and a way to manage it.  Most likely, these cables are longer data cable runs too, which will require more labor to install.  So, if you have a small office that needs some cable run, or an engineering firm that needs lots of data cables install, give us a call.  Let us help you with what you do best, so you can focus on what you do best.