Different Network Cables and Their Uses

There are a variety of structured cabling solutions used for your facility depending on your needs. BCI Integrated Solutions is familiar with every aspect of structured cabling and can build or upgrade your system to accommodate the data transmission and security you need for your business.

There are many factors like distance, potential for environmental damage, transmission strength requirements, potential for interference, and existing cabling to consider when starting a new structured cabling project. Our engineers and technicians will survey your property and determine which factors apply and offer smart, cost-effective solutions to ensure we deliver the ideal system for you.

Why Use BCI Integrated Solutions to Install Your Structured Cabling?

  • We partner with some of the best cabling providers in the industry to bring you affordable, premier cabling options;
  • We handle everything from small cable buildouts as part of audiovisual or security projects to large, intricate structured cabling projects like Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando;
  • We offer continuous service and support for our structured cabling and data center installations; and
  • Our team is BICSI certified and available anywhere in Florida, where we operate offices in Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers.

What is the BCI Process?

We take special care to make your structured cabling solution the best it can be.

Schedule a BDA Systems Audit:



Our professional and certified team will provide a needs analysis for your building/facility


We then design your system from top to bottom, showing you exactly how your system will be implemented


Once approved, we start our engineering, project management, and installation process


After the project is complete, we will provide both training and support.

What are some of the different kinds of structured cabling?

Category 6

Category 6, or Cat 6, is a popular cabling standard offering performance up to 250 MHz at a distance of 55 meters or 180 feet.

Category 6A

Category 6A doubles Cat6’s capacity, delivering 500 MHz at 100 meters or 218 feet. Cat6A is often used in new installations.

Single-Mode Fiber

Optical fiber transmits signals faster than Category cables using pulses of light. Optical fiber can cycle anywhere from 10 MBit/s to 10 Gbit/s of data depending on the cable.

Multi-Mode Fiber

Multi-mode fiber carries data more rapidly than single-mode using a wider core diameter. Multi-mode is popular for short distance, high-use systems.

What Can We Offer You?

Structured cabling is one of the hardest parts of system integration to get right. It requires a continuous commitment to clean, effective design that not every company will provide you. Too often, you’ll see data centers that look horrifying. Cables tangled together or improperly placed infrastructure can lead to more difficult troubleshooting, more expensive upgrades, and increased downtime.

BCI Integrated Solutions provides excellent data center and network cabling services. Our technicians are clean, efficient, and deliver attractive structured cabling solutions that scale as you grow, work unobtrusively, and are easy to understand.

What Products Do We Use For Our Data Network and Cabling Solutions?

We work with some of the best cable manufacturers in the country to bring you quality cable at a competitive price. You can see our full list of partners on our vendors page, but some of our biggest partners include:

Contact us today to begin your needs analysis!

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BCI Integrated Solutions has provided professional solutions for businesses for over 15 years. We have had the opportunity to provide integrated systems to major sports venues, corporate training centers, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals, and many other venues.

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Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Fort Myers and Orlando, BCI Integrated Solutions is a licensed provider of specialized innovative electronic building solutions and low voltage systems. BCI expertly designs and installs audio video, security, structured cabling, and life safety systems. Servicing clients locally and internationally, BCI has built solid relationships with prestigious and demanding clients and contractors by providing superior service and support.

BCI Integrated Solutions has given professional solutions for businesses for over 15 years. We have had the opportunity to provide integrated systems to major sports venues, corporate training centers, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals, and many other venues.

From system design to installation and service, BCI Integrated Solutions has the experience to handle any size project. Let us show you how we can deliver the systems you expect.



BCI has the perfect solution to all your business needs. As a full integrator of low-voltage systems, BCI is capable of any size project for almost all components of your business.