Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling, Ethernet Networking,
and Low Voltage Wiring Installation

Moving to a new office, reconfiguring your existing space, upgrading your phones and computers, or trying to fix a flaky connection in a certain room of your building? Pegasus can handle your data cabling needs.

Cloud computing and VoIP phone systems are utterly dependent on a stable network, so it’s critical the quality of your data cabling is modern and consistent. If your computers are wireless, the physical cable that uplinks your wireless access point is more critical than most people imagine. Computers need healthy networks, and proper planning, design, installation, and maintenance of this critical network infrastructure component is key to maximizing computer performance. Whether it’s a simple wall jack or a fiber backhaul to a wiring closet, Pegasus can help.

If your building was cabled more than a decade ago, it may be time to think about an update. Modern network devices can transmit data exponentially faster than their predecessors, but a network is only as fast as the slowest link, so don’t let the weak link be your data cabling. Pegasus can test your network jacks to identify problem areas where a cable upgrade would yield faster computing speeds and be worth an upgrade. We can also locate hidden trouble spots, such as interference from nearby electrical wiring and light fixtures, then reroute cables as necessary to maximize speed and performance and improve consistency. A device may report it’s uplinked at a high speed, but if the device experiences lots of network errors, the amount of retransmitted data can make actual throughput speeds intolerably slow.

Most people assume computers require CAT5 data cabling, but did you know the CAT5 standard was retired a long time ago because it’s not consistently capable of gigabit speeds? Networks running at 10 gigabits per second are now common. To maximize value, it’s critical to have the right cabling that gives you the best blend of capability and price. Today’s options include CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a, CAT7, and CAT8. We take the time to understand your needs so we can recommend the best cabling option and explain why. Chances are good your network cabling will outlast your current computer, so a certain amount of “future-proofing” your cabling installation is advisable, but forward thinking should be kept within reason.

Cable TypeSpeed
CAT5100 Mbps
CAT5e1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)
CAT610 Gbps for 180 feet
CAT6a10 Gbps for 328 feet
CAT825 Gbps for 328 feet or
40 Gbps for 78 feet

It’s also vital that data cabling meets or exceeds local building codes. Non-plenum cable is less expensive but can emit toxic smoke at lower temperatures in the event of a fire. Choosing the right type of cable not only keeps budgets in line, but also keeps building inspectors and insurance companies happy and your employees safe.

Schedule a cabling evaluation today.