The Different types of network Cables

Panopticon Solutions is one of the most trusted installers of network cabling in Toronto. When it comes to digital networking and surveillance, efficient and structured cabling is the backbone of any reliable system. When you’re using the wrong type of cable or your cabling has been improperly installed, you run the risk of compromising both the speed and the security of your network. So, do you know which type of cabling is right for you? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most common types of cable:


Known commonly as coax, this type of cable is most recognizable as the connector between older TVs and their antennas. However, it can also be used for computer network connections, digital audio, and transmitting radio signals. The cable itself consists of an inner conductor surrounded by an insulating layer and conducting shield. Although it’s not as fast as the more modern forms of cabling, one benefit of coax is that Panopticon Solutions’ experienced staff can install it next to metal objects without causing power loss, which sometimes occurs with other types of cable.

Twisted Pair

Twisted Pair is Considered to be the standard for all Ethernet connections. Twisted pair cables like Cat5e and Cat6 consist of up to four pairs of wires twisted together to prevent electromagnetic interference. The main classifications of twisted pair cables are Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) and Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), which each have their own benefits. UTP is generally more cost-effective, but STP offers more protection against outside interference and maximizes network bandwidth. Panopticon Solutions offers installation and maintenance services for both STP and UTP cabling.

Fibre Optic

Fibre optic cabling is similar in structure to electrical cabling, only instead of metal wiring it contains one or more glass optical fibres that transmit data through pulses of light. Optical fibres are usually coated with layers of plastic and contained within a protective tube. Thanks to its physical flexibility and extremely high speed, fibre optic cabling is ideal for high-traffic, long-distance cable runs, which Panopticon Solutions is fully equipped to install and service.

No matter what type of cable you need for your home or office, Panopticon Solutions has got you covered. We have almost a decade of experience installing, updating, and maintaining cabling systems in the Greater Toronto Area, and our expert technicians will ensure your network’s cabling is reliable , safe, and secure. For more information about network cabling, and for all your network cabling services , give us a call at: 647-706-8650

2019-02-08T22:15:41-05:00 November 13th, 2018|Cat5e, cat6, Fiber cabling, Network Cabling, What's New|0 Comments
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