Adding additional Data Jacks is probably the most common service request we get.
Installing additional Data jacks can be difficult or time consuming to do yourself. Our technicians, however, deal with this on a regular basis.
A cable is added from your Data cabinet, shelf, or room (depending on network size) to the point that you require an additional jack.
The cable is terminated at both ends using patch panels, Jacks, or plugs as dictated by your requirements or to match what you already have.
It is a preferred practice to use the same brand of Jacks that the rest of your network has, although this is not necessary, as all manufacturers adhere to the same set of standards.
Category 5e Cable is still the most commonly used cable for Ethernet networks. However, if you are installing a new cable network, then Cat6 or Cat6a would be a better choice.
This is because newer computers have Gigabit Network interface cards, and Gigabit switches are now readily available at a reasonable cost.
Cat5e cable can support a Gigabit network in ideal conditions, but in most small and medium sized businesses, the network was not installed in Ideal Conditions.
It is perfectly O.K. to mix Cat 5 and Cat6 cables on a network, so If you are regularly adding Data Jacks to your existing network, you can upgrade to cat 6 cable. Both cable types use RJ45 connectors, and will work the same. Upgrading the cable as you grow is just a good way of future-proofing your network. If there comes a time when you NEED to upgrade your cabling, you won’t have to upgrade all of it.
When adding additional Data jacks, please be aware of length limitations. Both Cat5e and Cat6 cabling is good for 330 feet. Beyond that we can boost the signal with a switch, or use a Fiber Optic cable instead, depending on your requirements.
We would be happy to perform a site survey
and make recommendations for your network additions.
There may be instances when wireless networking can be used in place of additional cabling, but in many commercial applications, security and bandwidth can be problematic for wireless networking.
Up to six cables and jacks can fit in a standard modular faceplate.
The faceplates can have 1,2,3,4, or 6 ports. They can be a combination of Data Jacks, Phone Jacks, TV cable, plus many more options.
Mixing different kinds of ports on 1 faceplate means that you can run all of the services you need to your desk, with just one hole being made in the wall, rather than a different plate for each service.
We provide Data Jack installation, Data Jack relocation and troubleshooting services in Orange City, Deland, Deltona, Sanford, Longwood, and surrounding areas.