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Structured Cabling Systems

A structured cabling system provides a universal platform upon which an overall IT strategy is formed. Because it is a flexible infrastructure cabling system it can support multiple voice, data, video and multimedia systems regardless of their manufacture.

A cabling system is only as good as it's design, installation and administration. The key objectives of the cabling system are as follows:

  • To create a generic voice and data communications system that will support a multi-product, multi-vendor environment.
  • To support legacy and leading edge datacoms systems i.e. 4Mbps and 16Mbps token ring, 10Mbps and 100Mbps Ethernet, ATM, Gigabitt Ethernet and voice systems.
  • To provide flexibility to add users and / or allow users to relocate within the office environment.

Sapphire can offer independent advice on the best possible solution for your requirement. We can advise you on the pitfalls in choosing cheaper solutions which offer 'extensive' warranties. The warranty provided on cabling systems is only worthwhile if it is backed by a substantially sized company.

Optical Fibre Cabling

Optical fibre has the largest bandwidth of any media currently available. It is immune to sources of interference such as EFI and RFI and provided it is installed and tested correctly is highly reliable. Unlike copper cables optical fibre cables are not susceptible to near end cross talk, and they do not conduct electricity or support ground loops so they are impervious to lighting strikes.

Sapphire only install optical fibre cable which meets or exceeds the highest industry standards including CENELEC recommendations and ISO/IEC regulations. The bandwidths of optical fibres range from 600 Mhz to 1000mhz so they can cater for very high speed multimedia applications.

The cost of optical fibre cabling has been gradually decreasing over the years and it is now more cost effective than ever. Although it still tends to be primarily for backbone cabling there are many installations that run optical fibre to the desktop, especially in high security applications.

Sapphire can offer the full range of fibre cables and connectors available, along with the various different types of termination such as hot melt and fusion splicing. Every installation we undertake is tested on completion with an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR).