Advanced Structured Data Cabling Services in Frisco, TX & Beyond

Enhancing Connectivity for Modern Offices in Frisco, Celina, Plano, Allen, Prosper, Little Elm, McKinney, Richardson, and Dallas, TX

Office Data Cabling, Frisco, TX

Certified Installers

Guaranteed Work

15+ Years’ Experience

No Data Cabling means No Internet - No Phones - No Email and No Work!

Understanding the importance of internet connectivity for your business, The Brass Effect provides top-tier structured cabling services in Frisco, TX, and surrounding areas, ensuring your business stays connected.

It's Critical that you get it right the first time

A professional and certified data cabling installation by The Brass Effect is the foundation to a properly performing IT network in Frisco, TX. Our services, extending to Celina, Plano, Allen, Prosper, Little Elm, McKinney, Richardson, and Dallas, ensure strong Wi-Fi, fast Internet, and secure office environments with our advanced security cameras and door locks. Specializing in 5G-ready cabling infrastructure and IoT compatible network cabling, we ensure your setup is future-proof.

Understanding the Different Classes of Data Cabling

Each type of data cable has unique characteristics and applications:

  • Cat5e: "Category 5 enhanced" cables are an advancement over Cat5, supporting bandwidths up to 100 MHz. This means they can efficiently handle data transfer speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) over distances as long as 328 feet. Cat5e is a versatile choice for various applications, including small business networks and residential setups. It's well-suited for everyday internet access, telephony, and standard video conferencing needs. The 100 MHz bandwidth allows for the efficient handling of data and voice services, making it a reliable and cost-effective solution for most modern office environments and home networks.
  • Cat6: "Category 6" cables are a significant step up from Cat5e, offering increased bandwidth up to 250 MHz. This higher bandwidth capacity enables Cat6 to support data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps over distances up to 180 feet. The enhancement makes Cat6 ideal for environments that demand higher performance, such as multimedia streaming, high-definition video conferencing, and extensive networked applications commonly found in medium-sized businesses. The 250 MHz bandwidth allows for improved signal quality and reduced interference, crucial for applications requiring stable and high-speed network connections.
  • Cat6A: "Category 6 Augmented" cables further extend the capabilities of Cat6, offering doubled bandwidth capacity of up to 500 MHz. This means Cat6A can support high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gbps over longer distances of up to 328 feet. Cat6A is particularly effective in large-scale network environments like data centers, where maintaining high-speed connections over extended runs is essential. Its improved design significantly reduces crosstalk and interference, making it a superior choice for densely packed network configurations, such as in high-resolution medical imaging facilities and professional broadcasting studios, where maintaining signal integrity is crucial.
  • Cat7: "Category 7" cables provide an even higher level of performance, with a bandwidth capacity of up to 600 MHz. This allows Cat7 to support data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps over distances of up to 328 feet. Commonly used in data centers and high-performance networking environments, Cat7 is suited for applications that require the fastest and most stable connections.
  • Cat8: "Category 8" cables are designed for the most advanced networking environments. They support a bandwidth of up to 2000 MHz (2 GHz) and speeds up to 25-40 Gbps, but over shorter distances of up to about 98 feet. This makes Cat8 ideal for high-speed data centers, research institutions, and large enterprises with advanced networking requirements. Its design focuses on professional and data center applications where maintaining ultra-high-speed connections is vital.
Cable Type Bandwidth Max Speed Distance Applications
Cat5e 100 MHz 1 Gbps 328 feet Small business networks, residential setups, basic internet services, VoIP, home video streaming
Cat6 250 MHz 10 Gbps 180 feet Multimedia streaming, video conferencing, HD video surveillance, PoE applications, Gigabit Ethernet networks
Cat6A 500 MHz 10 Gbps 328 feet Data centers, medical imaging, high-speed wireless APs, NAS devices, industrial applications
Cat7 600 MHz 10 Gbps 328 feet Data centers, advanced networking, high-speed computing servers, multi-gigabit Ethernet, large-scale commercial installations
Cat8 2000 MHz 25-40 Gbps 98 feet High-speed data centers, research institutions, large enterprises, high-performance computing clusters, backbone networks

Exploring Fiber Optic Cabling Options

Fiber optic cables offer advanced solutions for high-speed data transmission:

  • Single-Mode Fiber: Ideal for long-distance applications, single-mode fiber provides high-speed data transmission at speeds of up to 100 Gbps over distances of up to 25 miles. This makes it perfect for large-scale networks, such as city-wide internet providers and university campuses, where reliable long-distance connectivity is essential.
  • Multi-Mode Fiber: Multi-mode fiber is well-suited for shorter distances, typically up to 2000 feet. It offers high bandwidth and supports high-speed data transfer, with speeds of up to 100 Gbps. This makes it a common choice for applications in office buildings, data centers, and local area networks (LANs) where high-speed local networking is required.
Fiber Type Bandwidth Max Speed Distance Common Applications
Single-Mode Fiber High Up to 100 Gbps Up to 25 miles City-wide internet, university campuses
OS1 Single-Mode Fiber High Up to 100 Gbps Up to 2 km (indoor) Indoor, campus backbones, data centers
OS2 Single-Mode Fiber High Up to 100 Gbps and beyond Up to 25 miles (outdoor) Outdoor, long-haul networks, metropolitan areas, large campus inter-building connections
Multi-Mode Fiber High Up to 100 Gbps Up to 2000 feet Office buildings, data centers, local area networks (LANs)
OM3 Multimode Fiber High Up to 10 Gbps Up to 1000 feet Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet
OM4 Multimode Fiber High Up to 10 Gbps Up to 1000 feet Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and applications requiring higher bandwidth
OM5 Multimode Fiber High Up to 100 Gbps Up to 4400 feet High-speed data centers, applications requiring very high bandwidth

**OM (Optical Multimode) is not applicable to Single-Mode Fiber. OM is a classification used specifically for Multimode Fibers to denote different generations and their respective performance characteristics. Single-Mode Fiber operates differently from Multimode Fiber and doesn't use the OM classification.

In contrast, OS (Optical Single-mode) classifications, such as OS1 and OS2, refer to the construction and performance standards of single-mode fibers. OS1 is typically used for indoor applications, characterized by its suitability for tighter bends and shorter runs. OS2 is designed for outdoor use and long-haul communications, offering lower attenuation and support for greater distances. Unlike OM-rated fibers, OS-rated fibers are optimized for high-speed, long-distance transmission using a single light mode.

In the context of Multimode Fiber, OM designations like OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5 are used to indicate the fiber's bandwidth and performance capabilities, with each generation offering improvements in terms of bandwidth and distance capabilities.

Whether you need long-distance connectivity, high-speed local networking, or advanced copper cabling solutions, The Brass Effect has the expertise to install and maintain your network infrastructure. Contact us for solutions that propel your business into the future.

Reliable Network

Seamless internet connectivity for your business.

Strong Wi-Fi

Stable Wi-Fi connections during critical meetings.

Business Phone System

Clear and reliable Voice Over IP phone calls.

Time is money - with The Brass Effect's reliable, certified installation, trust in a network built to last. Don't compromise on your data cabling needs. Our certified installations, designed to meet your long-term business requirements, ensure a network that's reliable, efficient, and maximizes office network efficiency.

Get a Network Built to Last

Distinguish your business with The Brass Effect's certified expertise in structured cabling systems. Our comprehensive services include designing, building, and servicing structured cabling systems that are adaptable and scalable to a wide range of technological needs, including cost-effective solutions for minimizing network downtime.

Our Process

This is not something you do everyday and we want to make the process as simple as possible. Most tenants don't know data cabling is their responsibility when moving into a new office space, we're here for you every step of the way.

Structured Data Cabling, Prosper, TX

Walkthrough and Scope of Work

We offer free onsite consultations to understand and establish your project's requirements.

Customized Proposal

Tailored project plans are developed, aligning with your specifications, design, budget, and timeline.

Schedule Your Installation

We ensure installations are completed to industry standards, prioritizing quality and compliance.

We're Specialists in Structured Office Data Cabling, Fiber Optics, Access Controls, and Security Camera Cabling, providing solutions that cater to the unique challenges of commercial establishments in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Frisco, and Allen, Texas.

Copper Data Cabling

Versatile cabling solutions including Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Fiber Optics for businesses in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Frisco, and Allen, Texas.

Optical Fiber Cabling

We install both single mode and multi-mode optical fiber cabling for robust backbone infrastructures.

Access Control Cabling

Enhance your office security with our reliable access control and security camera installations.

We guarantee our Structured Office Data Cabling Systems and look forward to serving you soon.

A Professional Installation

At The Brass Effect, we're committed to quality and standards. Our approach to telecommunications space design, pathway design, and work area design ensures your cabling system is efficient, compliant, and future-ready.

Space Design

Applying Standards in Telecommunications Spaces Design. Ideally, telecommunications spaces are planned early in the building design stage. Spaces should be laid out in such a way that current cabling needs are met and future requirements become a natural extension of your original build.

Pathway Design

We install horizontal distribution systems that are used to distribute and support horizontal cable and connecting hardware. It can be the single most difficult aspect of the telecommunications pathway. However, the payoffs of a good horizontal design can accrue for the entire life span of the building.

Work Area Design

It is important to properly design the work area telecommunications cabling system to accommodate the needs of both the occupant and the equipment that the occupant will use. Most of this information will be determined from input from the customer and site survey.

Codes and Standards

We don't cut corners when it comes to installing your structured cabling system, we do it by the book. Building codes, standards and regulations govern the installation and handling practices and type of materials used by all designers and installers at The Brass Effect

Choose The Brass Effect for a network that empowers your business communication and growth in Frisco, TX, and beyond, ensuring your setup is not just for today but for the technological advancements of tomorrow.

Request a Custom Data Cabling Quote

Let us know what you need for a custom office data cabling quote.

What should you anticipate to pay for office data cabling?

Depending on the type of cabling chosen, you can expect pricing to be in the range of $250 to $450 per drop. Although there are several factors that go into building a Network Built to Last we wanted to give you a ball park estimate and do our part in not wasting your time.

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