You might expect it to be a complex process, but Whitestar makes it simple for you
What is Data Cabling?
- Data cabling connects multiple devices within your complete IT network.
- Office data cabling comes in different categories.
- Whitestar provides three different types of data cabling
- Fibre optics
- CAT5, 6 and 7 data cables
- Satellite or TV cabling
Choosing Data Cable Installation in the UK?
Whitestar is one of the UK’s leading commercial data cable installers.
Every commercial data cable installation project is complex in its own way and needs different advice. That’s why our expert data cabling installers work with you at every stage – from tender through to design, installation and final commissioning.
What are Structured Cabling Solutions?
The way your cables are fitted has a huge impact on your network performance.
Structured cabling is the safe, logical way that Whitestar organises all your office data cabling, so that the systems work smoothly and is easy to manage.
- Well-organised, structured cabling solutions mean you don’t need to install longer cables than necessary (you save money at installation).
- Engineers are quicker and more efficient when they work with structured cabling, so you save future maintenance fees.
- Fewer wires are needed, so you save on energy use.
- Efficient cable networks look better than masses of cables in the office and give stronger performance, higher bandwidths and less downtime.
- Loose cables, with all their health and safety implications, become a thing of the past.
- Infrastructure improvements are quicker with structured cabling. Even moving your entire office cabling to different premises is easier.
Expert Commercial Data Cable Installers
Whitestar is rigorously tested by industry accreditors. That means all our processes and working methods help keep you and your business safe and secure.
Who manages your Whitestar Data Cable Installation project?
Our in-house teams of commercial data cable installers create intelligent, versatile, expandable, cost-effective systems that fit your needs exactly.
Our qualified engineers have years of experience in the education sector (schools, colleges, universities), hospitals, offices, retail stores and listed buildings.
What area does Whitestar cover?
Whitestar’s trained and certified commercial data cable installers are based in Hemel Hempstead and work UK-wide. Wherever you are in the UK, the team can design, install, certify and manage your structured cabling systems.
Installation of CAT5, CAT6 and CAT7 Cabling Installation
Let’s dispel any industry jargon and get to the heart of what you need to know for your cabling installation. The decisions you make about category have cost implications. They can also help you future-proof your business.
Making the right choice is vital, as your whole IT infrastructure relies on the quality of these cables.
What is CAT5, CAT6 and CAT7 cabling?
These are all types of ethernet cables that connect your computer network to your servers and the internet.
What’s the difference between CAT5, CAT6 and CAT7 cabling?
CAT5 cabling is the type of data cabling that the majority of buildings have now. It was introduced in 1995 and has been the industry standard for years. Right now, CAT5 (and its sub-variety CAT5E) copes reasonably well with data transfer and bandwidth.
However, we will all need to move to CAT6 cabling soon.
Bandwidth technology has advanced and CAT5 will soon be obsolete. CAT6 is differently constructed to CAT5 and copes with much higher bandwidths. Whitestar advises all but the smallest new business networks to opt for CAT6 cabling. It costs 10-20% more than CAT5, but performance is significantly higher. This higher initial cost will save you money in the long run, as you won’t need to replace your ethernet cables a few years down the line.
CAT7 is an even higher-speed ethernet cable. Whitestar can help you weigh up if CAT7 cabling is necessary for your project. Usually only the largest businesses or complex networks need the speed that CAT7 cabling provides.
Does your Data Cabling Installation need to be tested?
Test results are a vital piece of the data cabling jigsaw. Whitestar tests and certifies all installations to the latest industry standards, including the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
When our commercial data cable installers hand your project over, we share test results with you. Each cable comes complete with a downloadable software link and report. This contains data, graphs, ID and all test results.
Why do we test and share so carefully?
It means that anyone responsible for maintaining your data cabling installation in the future knows exactly what they’re working with.
”Whitestar always met our requirements, without fail. When we started our headquarter renovation project, we knew we could rely on John and the team to keep our network running.Hertfordshire Police
”Whitestar has a ‘can-do’ attitude. As a customer, this puts my mind at ease. I know they will do everything they can to deliver a project for me.London Business School
Whitestar project managers do a commitment-free site survey to assess your existing network infrastructure.
Once our commercial data cable installers have identified any problems you face, we give you a detailed, tailored solution and quote to fix them.