Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cable lies within the bandwidth the cable can support for data transfer. CAT6 cables are designed for operating frequencies up to 250 MHz, compared to 100 Mhz for CAT5e. This means that a CAT6 cable can process more data at the same time.

Shielded twisted pair cable (STP) has the individual pairs of wires wrapped in foil, which are then wrapped again for double protection. Unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP) has each pair of wires twisted together. Those wires are then wrapped in tubing without any other protection.

Single mode means the fiber enables one type of light mode to be propagated at a time. While multimode means the fiber can propagate multiple modes. The differences between single mode and multimode fiber mainly lies in fiber core diameter, wavelength & light source, bandwidth, color sheath, distance and cost.

Door access control systems are digital security systems that ensure authorized access to your building. They ensure only authorized personnel are entering your building while keeping unauthorized personnel out. At the same time, door access control systems simplify entry to your building.

MDF stands for Main Distribution Frame and IDF stands for Independent Distribution Frame. An MDF is the main computer room for servers, hubs, routers, internet, etc. to reside. An IDF is a remote room or closet connected to the MDF, in which you can expect to find hubs and patch panels.

Fiber optic cables are the better choice if you need to send a signal over greater distances. Copper cables can only carry signals about 100 meters (328 feet), while some singlemode fiber optic cables can carry more data up to 25 miles.