Cat5 is a twisted pair cable for computer networks, telephony and video. The cable standard provides performance of up to 100 MHz and is suitable for most varieties of ethernet over twisted pair. Most Cat5 cables are unshielded and they rely on their balanced line twisted pair design and differential signaling for noise rejection. Cat5 or enhanced is a form of Cat5e cable manufactured to higher specifications although physically the same as Cat5, it is tested to a higher specification.
This cable provides a significant improvement in performance over Cat5. During manufacture Cat6 cables are more tightly wound than Cat5 and they often have an outer foil or braided shielding. The shielding protects the twisted pairs of wires inside the Ethernet cable, helping to prevent crosstalk and noise interference. Cat6 cables can technically support speeds up to 10 Gbps, but can only do so for up to 55 metres.
We are approved installers of Excel, one of the world's leading data cable manufacturers and all cable installations are carried out to strict TIA/EIA 568 and ISO 11801 wiring standards.