Network Data Cabling
Situated at the core of the network, the cabling infrastructure is the most
important investment in any network. Without a solid foundation any technology
deployed on unreliable infrastructure will fail continuously.
BT-SA offers complete consulting, design, and installation services for cabling infrastructures nationwide. We insure dedicated project management from planning to implementation.
Unshielded & Shielded Twisted Pair
UTP and STP cables are installed to the latest standards available for Category 5e and 6a. During installation great care is taken to ensure that cable runs are as short as possible, naturally observing basic rules such as bend radius and distance from interfering environment.
Depending on the customer requirement, systems are installed in a MDF/SDF configuration with cross connection to the PABX/PBX. Systems are installed using either multi-core or UTP copper cables. Z-screen cables are also supplied and installed to the nearest telecommunication provider’s local access point.
Our fibre optic solutions range from switch-to-switch back bone connections to extended distance telemetry SCADA system links and all distance/bandwidth permutations in between. Skilled design staff, certified Fibre Optic Technicians and the best fibre optic equipment in the business are leveraged in our quest for optimal solutions to your requirements.
BT-SA Fibre Optic Solutions
We have been designing, installing and maintaining fibre optic links since the mid-1980s in response to client demand for:
- Extended distance support – allows physical link orders of a magnitude longer than UTP
- Bandwidth – carries vastly more data over a physical link compared to UTP
- Secure transmission – not as easy to “tap” into the transmission stream as UTP
- Compact and light – compared to UTP, multi-core fibres are lighter and requires less duct space
- Noise immunity – impervious to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference that sometimes impacts UTP cabling in today’s densely-wired world
- Zero crosstalk – not influenced by adjacent UTP or power cabling
- Nonconductive – usable between earth systems at different potential levels in contrast to UTP
- Intrinsically safe,posing no risk in explosive environments which characterise conductive cabling media.
Previously used mainly as a mechanism to bridge extended distances in the LAN environment, currently the big driver towards fibre optics is higher bandwidth demand by developing ICT, commercial and industrial technologies.
In addition to traditional single mode and multi-mode fibre, the shift to higher speed in the LAN has seen new high-performance OM3 and OM4 multi-mode fibres stepping to the fore as the optimal compromise between distance, bandwidth and cost of terminating equipment.
Installation approaches include blown, buried and aerial. Mandatory elements for successful fibre deployment include:
- Fibre optic design in accordance with technology standards, product guidelines and industry best practices
- Installation by experienced certified Fibre Optic Association Technicians
- Dependable termination and test equipment – including Fujikura fusion splicers and Optronics Time Division Multiplexors – calibrated to OEM specification.