Lorex 4K UHD NVR Security Camera Bundle – $599.99

Introducing an innovative security solution for your home or business with the Lorex 4K Smart Deterrence Fusion™ Security System.

Manufacturer: Lorex

Resolution: 4K/8-Megapixel

Definition: Ultra High Definition (UHD)

Channels: 8 (maximum of 8 cameras)

Technology: Network Video Recorder (NVR) (IP Cameras & CAT5/6 Cable NOT Coax)

Cameras: 4 Smart Deterrence 4K/8-Megapixel Dome Cameras

Features:

► True 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) (8MP) Resolution

► Smart Motion Detection Plus (Person & Vehicle)

► Color Night Vision and IR Night Vision

► Smart Deterrence Dome Cameras (with Warning Light + Siren)

► Free Local Storage with no Hidden Cloud Fees

► Motion-Activated Warning Light

► Active Deterrence Siren

► Wide 108° Field of View

► IP67 Rated Weatherproof Cameras

► Two-Way Talk

Product Details

Superior definition and detail, take advantage of 4K Ultra HD resolution.

See clear day and night with Color Night Vision™, providing added quality and clarity to nighttime video. When light is limited, you can rely on IR night vision up to 150ft.

With Smart Motion Detection Plus, featuring Face or Person and Vehicle detection, you will only receive the most important and detailed notifications. Smart Deterrence allows you to program your motion-activated warning light to only be triggered when a person or vehicle is detected.

Local video storage means no monthly fees, enjoy ample storage for your video footage with the NVR’s built-in 2TB security grade hard drive.

As part of the Lorex Fusion™ collection, tailor your security with the ability to pair additional Lorex products, such as Wi-Fi cameras, doorbells, floodlights and additional sensors (sold separately) to the NVR system.

What Makes It Tick?

► 4K Ultra HD (8MP) Video Resolution

► Smart Motion Detection Plus

► Active Deterrence Siren

► Color Night Vision and IR Night Vision

► Wide 108° Field of View

► IP67 Rated Weatherproof

► Two-Way Talk

ECS is an Authorized Lorex Reseller located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Video Surveillance for your Home

Make sure that you do your research!  Ask questions!

Buy 4K/8-Megapixel (4K is 4 X Higher Resolution than 1080p)

► NVR = Network Video Recorder (NEW Technology – CAT5e, CAT6 Data Cable)

► NVR systems use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to Power the Cameras over the CAT5e/CAT6 Ethernet Cabling.

► NVR systems use IP Cameras (unless you use an adapter to allow use of an older technology Analog Camera)

► NVR systems process the video/data at the camera rather than on the recorder

► NVR recorders receive a digital signal from the cameras, so video quality is better than compared to a DVR at the same resolution

► Ethernet cables (NVR) carry audio, so all cameras with microphones could record audio to the NVR

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DVR (OLD Technology – Coax Cabling)

► Coaxial cable does not provide power to the camera, there are actually two cables included within one covering, a power and video cable.

DVR systems transmit analog video signal, which results in a lower quality image compared to NVR systems. (Siamese cable)

DVR systems transmit analog video signal and process the video/data at the DVR/recorder

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Make sure that your cable to camera connection is in a Waterproof housing or your cameras will rust/corrode and stop working

Do not slow down your home WiFi by using a bunch of video cameras on it, or it will slow down your gaming, streaming, and internet usage

Do not use battery powered cameras unless you plan to check, charge, and/or replace the batteries often  (do you want to be up on a ladder in the rain replacing a battery ?

Do the cameras that you’re looking at require 110/VAC ? (regular power outlet) How much is going to cost to get an Electrician to install the 110/VAC to your new camera location ?  Can you even find an Electrician who will do that type of work ?  Where is he going to run the power from ?

Regarding Ring Floodlight Camera: From Ring: Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro can only be hardwired (100V-240V). If you do not already have an existing junction box, one can be installed, however, Ring highly recommends that you engage a licensed electrician for this.

Regarding Ring Door Bell: From Ring: Question; Do you have to pay for a monthly service?  Answer; Yes, if you want to store or review videos, you’ll need to pay a yearly fee (which is around $30). Otherwise it’s live feed ONLY. There is a grace period, but then that goes away.

ECS is Video Surveillance Contractor located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Low Voltage Cabling Explained

Low Voltage Cabling represents approximately 80% of your Network Efficiency!

As a structured cabling provider, ECS can help you design and install Low Voltage Cabling that will provide reliable communications, regardless of what applications the future brings.

A well designed/installed structured cabling infrastructure will support your wired and wireless networks and provide you a flexible growth model and a pathway to implement new/evolving technologies for data and voice.

CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A, CAT7, and CAT7A Low Voltage Cables are all manufactured with 4-twisted pairs.

Most large/major/reputable Cable Manufacturers provide Low Voltage Cable that meets/exceeds the minimum industry standards.

You should ONLY use Low Voltage Cables that meet/exceed NEC, ANSI and IEEE standards.

CAT5e Cable supports Gigabit Ethernet at 100-MHz frequency up to 100 Meters (328’)

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CAT6 Cable supports Gigabit Ethernet at 250-MHz frequency up to 100 Meters (328’)

CAT6 Cable supports 10-Gigabit Ethernet at 250-MHz frequency up to 50 Meters (164’)

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CAT6A Cable supports Gigabit Ethernet at 500-MHz frequency up to 100 Meters (328’)

CAT6A Cable supports 10-Gigabit Ethernet at 500-MHz frequency up to 100 Meters (328’)

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CAT7A cabling supports 100GB Ethernet at 1,000-MHz frequency up to 15-Meters (49’)

CAT7A cabling supports 40GB Ethernet at 1,000-MHz frequency up to 50-Meters (164’)

CAT7A cabling supports 10GB Ethernet at 1,000-MHz frequency up to 100-Meters (328’)

Common Cabling Terms:

► NEC = National Electrical Code

► ANSI = American National Standards Institute

► IEEE = Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

► NEMA = National Electrical Manufacturers Association

► LV = Low Voltage

► UTP = Unshielded Twisted Pair

► F/UTP = Unshielded Twisted Pair (a single foil screen encasing the four pairs collectively)

► STP = Shielded Twisted Pair

► FTP = Foiled Twisted Pair

► SFTP = Shielded Foiled Twisted Pair

► SSTP = Shielded Screened Twisted Pair

► NEC = National Electrical Code

► CAT = Category

► LAN = Local Area Network

► WAN = Wide Area Network

► NIC = Network Interface Card

► DMARC = Demarcation Point

► MPOP = Minimum Point of Penetration

► POP = Point of Presence

► IXP = Internet Exchange Point

► ISP = Internet Service Provider

► LEC = Local Exchange Carrier

Low Voltage Cabling is Backbone of Your Entire Communications System

ECS is Low Voltage Cabling Contractor located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc.

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Lorex 4K/8-Megapixel 8-Camera Video Surveillance Bundle

Great Price on a Lorex 4K/8-Megapixel 8-Camera Video Surveillance Bundle

Costco Item #: 1541348

Lorex Model #: TN84228A8SK-E

Regular List Price: $799.99

Manufacturer Discount until 08-29-21: $150.00

Sale Price (until 08-29-21): $649.99

https://www.costco.com/lorex-4k-uhd-8-channel-fusion-nvr-security-system-with-8-smart-deterrence-4k-cameras.product.100776310.html

Features:

► True Ultra High Definition (UHD) 8-Megapixel Resolution

► Cameras provide 108 Degree Viewing Angle

► IP67 Rated Weatherproof Cameras

► Remote Viewing from FREE Lorex App

► Smart Deterrence with Warning Light, Siren and 2-Way Talk

► Smart Motion Detection (Person and Vehicle Detection)

► 150ft Night Vision with Ambient Lighting and up to 98ft in Total Darkness

► Local Video Storage – NO Cloud Fees

► NO Fees – NO Monthly Costs

► Smart Home Compatibility

► Compatible with – Alexa

► Compatible with – Android

► Compatible with – Apple iOS

► Compatible with – Google Assistant

The Bundle includes:

1 each Lorex – 4K/8-Megapixel Ultra High Definition (UHD) N844 Network Video Recorder (NVR)

1 each Lorex – Power Cable for NVR

8 each Lorex – 4K/8-Megapixel Weatherproof, Smart Deterrence, E893AB IP Bullet Cameras

8 each Lorex – Mounting Kits

8 each Lorex – 60’ Ethernet Cables

1 each HDMI Cable

1 each Ethernet Cable

1 each Lorex – USB Mouse for NVR

1 each Lorex – Quick Start Guide

1 each Lorex – 2TB Security Grade Hard Drive

1 each Lorex – Sensor Kit (Including; 1 – Motion Sensor, 2 – Door/Window Sensors, 1 – Sensor Hub)

2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

ECS is an Authorized Reseller of Lorex Products located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Jabra PanaCast

Jabra PanaCast – 180 Degree Panoramic 4K Video Solution

Jabra PanaCast works with all leading Video and Audio Conferencing solutions, and it’s certified for use with Microsoft Teams & Zoom.

Traditional Video Conferencing Cameras rarely provide the full picture. Jabra PanaCast covers the Full 180° Field Of View.

Bringing the whiteboard back into the picture – A simple whiteboard is one of the most powerful collaboration tools. But with more and more meetings going remote, using one can have its limitations, especially for those who aren’t in the room to see it. It’s time to reinvent the traditional whiteboard for modern ways of working.

The Jabra intuitive new Whiteboard Sharing feature utilizes their unique 180° field of view to share content from up to three whiteboards digitally. You can toggle easily between them via a simple, free setup in the Jabra Vision app, making PanaCast the most flexible content sharing camera on the market. This pioneering software uses advanced algorithms to capture your whiteboard content in real time, from any position in the room, displaying it clearly within your meeting for everyone to see, so nobody is left in the dark.

Jabra PanaCast – bringing the whiteboard online

Intelligent Zoom – Intelligent Zoom automatically includes everyone in the conversation, zooming in whenever meeting participants are present, optimizing screen real-estate.

See the Full Picture and Hear the Full Story – Combine Jabra PanaCast with the Jabra Speak 750 for an optimal Video and Audio experience that’s like a face-to-face meeting. Certified for Microsoft Teams and works with all UC platforms.

How to connect in your meeting room:

Plug-and-play by bringing your own laptop – Jabra PanaCast is plug-and-play but you can also combine with a hub or dock that also connects speaker, TV, Power and Internet, for a simple one-cable user interface.

Integrate with your meeting room solutions – If you’re deploying Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams Rooms or similar integrated solutions, Jabra PanaCast simply plugs into your existing Hub, Dock or Compute Unit.

Connect your computer directly to the Jabra PanaCast camera using the supplied 1m/3ft USB cable. Optionally, a longer 1.8m/6ft USB cable can be purchased from Jabra. Connect your computer to the Jabra PanaCast Hub using the built-in 1m/3ft USB-C cable.

ECS is an Voice/Data Equipment & Services Integrator located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

 

Intermedia Unite Pro

Intermedia Unite is an easy-to-use cloud-based communication platform that helps employees to be more productive and collaborative.

It includes a full-featured phone system combined with chat, web/video conferencing, and file collaboration and backup capabilities.

INTERMEDIA UNITE INCLUDES:

► Includes 90+ enterprise-grade calling features

► Free local and long distance calling to anywhere in North America & Puerto Rico.

► Intermedia’s pre-programmed, plug and play desk phones makes installation easy

► Flat, per-user rates, with no annual contract required

► The Intermedia Unite Mobile App makes any smart phone an essential collaboration tool

► The Intermedia Unite Desktop App integrates with company directory, showing employee availability and enabling click-to-call

► Changes to system settings, devices, or users can be performed by phone administrators online

► Powerful video conferencing, screen sharing and file sharing features facilitate better collaboration

► J.D. Power-certified 24/7 support.

Benefits to Your Business:

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY:

► Allows a user’s mobile devices to interact seamlessly with the corporate phone system

► Virtually anywhere, anytime, and on any device – creates a more flexible workforce

► Integrated chat, video conferencing, screen sharing, file sharing, file backup and integrations extends reach and facilitates collaboration

LOWER COSTS:

► No phone system hardware to buy, install, manage, upgrade or replace

► Reduces infrastructure and operating costs with no additional hardware to buy

► Consolidates voice and data onto one network

► Flat, per-user rates with no extra or hidden fees

► 90+ enterprise-grade calling features INCLUDED in the service

HIGH RELIABILITY:

► 99.999% financially-backed uptime SLA

► Proprietary Intermedia VoIP tests help ensure a reliable connection and high voice quality

► Redundant East/West datacenters increase reliability and reduce latency

The Business-Class Features You Deserve

90+ ENTERPRISE-LEVEL FEATURES INCLUDED

VOICEMAIL:

► Voicemail to email via WAV file

► SMS notifications

► Auto-delete of voicemail after 90 days

► Change personal greeting

► Remote voicemail access

► Voicemail transcription (Included with Pro and Enterprise packages only)

CONFERENCE BRIDGE:

► Includes a unique local phone number

► Gather up to 200 participants

► Start conferences at any time with Always-On conferencing

► HD video conferencing eliminates unnecessary travel and empowers teams with remote members to be more productive

► Share your computer desktop with team members in real time, improving collaboration and speed of decision making

► Includes a conference dial-in number and custom URLs for meetings

► Ability to add video and screen sharing to your conference, if desired

VIDEO CONFERENCING:

► HD video conferencing eliminates unnecessary travel and empowers teams with remote members to be more productive

► Share your computer desktop with team members in real time, improving collaboration and speed of decision making

► Includes a conference dial-in number and custom URLs for meetings

TEAM CHAT:

► Pin favorite contacts to the top of your list

► Chat messages automatically sync across desktop and mobile devices

► View free/busy/away statuses of all your contacts

► Chat messages are securely encrypted in transit and at rest

WEBFAX:

► Users receive, view, manage faxes via the web, or as email attachments

► Users may send faxes from any Internet-connected PC

► Does not require an additional phone line

ECS is an Authorized Intermedia Sales Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Avaya J179 IP Phone

The Avaya J179 IP phone is an 8-line IP Phone

Avaya J179 Features

► 3.5” (diagonal) color display – 320 x 240 pixels

► Multi-line IP phone

► 8 line-feature keys with dual LEDs (red/green)

► 4 context sensitive soft keys

► 24 programmable button slots for call appearance and feature buttons; 3 pages of 8 (Dual Column Mode) or 6 pages of 4 (Single Column Mode)

► Supports SIP-AST for enhanced features and integration on Avaya Aura

► Supports CCMS over SIP for enhanced features and integration on IP Office

► Supports H.323 software for integration with Avaya Communication Manager and Avaya IP Office

► Wideband audio in handset and headset

► Integrated RJ9 headset port with Electronic Hook Switch (EHS)

► Supports optional J100 Wireless Module for Wi-Fi connectivity and/or Bluetooth wireless headset

► WLAN functionality requires the use of J100 SIP 2.0 or later software

► Bluetooth functionality requires the use of J100 SIP 4.0.0 or later software

► Built in volume boost control in handset for hearing impaired

► Mute key with mute alerting

► Dual 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports to support co-located PC

► Supports up to three JBM24 Button Modules – Up to two JBM Button Modules can be powered by PoE or PoE injector; external 5V power supply (see accessory below) is required if adding more than two JBM24

Supports up to three JEM24 Expansion Modules – A single JEM24 Expansion Module can be powered by PoE or PoE injector; external 5V power supply (see accessory below) is required if adding more than one JEM24

► Power over Ethernet Class 1 (class 2 with JBM24/JEM24) and support for 802.3az

► Powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE), optional PoE injector, or optional 5V power supply (sold separately; see drop down option above)

Compatibility

Avaya Aura Platform 6.3 FP4

Avaya IP Office 11.0 or higher

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Great Deal for a Lorex 16-Channel 4K Video Surveillance System

Lorex 4K Ultra HD 16-Channel NVR IP Security System with 9 Smart Deterrence 4K (8MP) Cameras

Costco Item #: 1485385

Model #:  N86264T-89AB

Online Price: $1,299.99

Features

► 4K (8MP) Ultra HD Resolution

► Smart (Person and Vehicle) Motion Detection

► 2-Way Talk, Motion Activated Warning Light with Remote-Triggered Siren

► Color Night Vision

► Local Storage – No Monthly Fees

What’s Included

► 1 each 4K NVR with pre-installed 4TB HDD

► 9 each 4K Smart Deterrence Cameras10

► 9 each 100ft/30m Cat5e Ethernet cables

► 9 each Mounting Kits

► 1 each HDMI Cable

► 1 each Ethernet Cable

► 1 each NVR Power Adapter

► Quick Start Guides

System Specifications

Channels: 16

Cameras: 9 × 4K (8MP) Smart Active Deterrence Cameras

Resolution: 4K (8MP) Ultra High Definition

Hard Drive: 4TB security-grade 100% duty cycle hard drive

Camera Connectivity: Wired – Cameras require a wired connection to compatible NVR11

Image Sensor Type: 4K (8MP), 1/2.8″ CMOS

Viewing Angle: 108° Field of View

Color Night Vision: Yes

Night Vision: Long-range up to 150ft (46m) with ambient lighting, 98ft (30m) in complete darkness

2-Way Talk: Yes

Indoor or Outdoor Use: Weatherproof IP67 rated12 cameras for indoor or outdoor installation

Maximum Operating Temperature:

NVR: 14° ~ 131°F / -10° ~ 55°C

Camera: -22◦F ~ 140◦F /-30◦C ~ 60◦C

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty

ECS is an Authorized Lorex Reseller located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral

A Cloud Phone System That Works Where and How You Do

Take calls, make calls, text, message, and chat. Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral offers a seamless and intuitive communications experience that fits the way you work.

One click is all it takes to start a call, join a meeting, contribute to a team chat, or share files.

With over 100 app integrations, you can make Google, Salesforce, Oracle, and Microsoft part of your communications.

And you can finally understand exactly how your company uses your phones with dashboards and data right at your fingertips.

Voice, FAX, texting, multimedia messages: One number does it all.

Avaya Cloud Office is simple communications.

Avaya Cloud Office places the Customer in control of their communications and delivers a unified communications experience that’s intuitive to use and accessible from most phones, browsers, tablets, or any mobile device.

The Avaya Cloud Office application is supported on both desktop and mobile devices and includes the following features:

► Rich Telephony features accessible on a desk phone, desktop, or mobile device.

► Messaging – including direct and SMS.

► Video meeting capabilities.

► Faxing.

► File sharing.

► API integrations.

Avaya Cloud Office Plans

Essentials:

► Up to 20 users only

► Business phone or toll-free numbers

► Unlimited calls within US/CA

► Unlimited Business SMS

► Voicemail transcription

► Team messaging

► Document sharing

► 24×7 support

Standard:

Everything in Essentials PLUS

► No limit on number of users

► Business phone numbers in over 100 countries

► Unlimited Internet Fax

► Unlimited audio conferencing

► Video meetings with up to 100 participants

► Up to 24-hour meeting duration

► Quality-of-service reports

► Popular integrations including 365, G Suite, Slack and more

Premium:

Everything in Standard PLUS

► Automatic call recording

► Single sign-on

► Multi-site admin and management

► Up to 8-digit extensions with site codes

► Hot Desking

► Advanced call handling including Whisper, Barge and more

► Video meetings with up to 200 participants

► Real-time Analytics

► Popular CRM integrations with Salesforce, Zendesk and more

► Industry-specific integrations with Canvas, Smarsh, and more

► Developer Platform and Custom Integrations

Ultimate:

Everything in Premium PLUS

► Device status reports

► Device status alerts

► Unlimited storage

Avaya Cloud Office Pricing: https://www.avaya.com/en/products/ucaas/cloud-office-pricing/

Contact ECS today for more information on Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A, CAT7, & CAT7A Low Voltage Cabling Facts

CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A, CAT7, and CAT7A Low Voltage Cables are all manufactured with 4-twisted pairs. All major cable manufacturers make their cable to meet or exceed the minimum industry standards for each type of low voltage cabling.

The Maximum Distance for CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a, CAT7, and CAT7A cable is 100-Meters or 328’.

CAT5e: 

CAT5e cabling supports up to Gigabit Ethernet by transmitting at a frequency of 100-MHz.

CAT6:

CAT6 cabling supports 10-Gigabit Ethernet by transmitting at a frequency of 250-MHz.

CAT6 cabling uses 23 AWG conductors and more pair twists per inch to reduce signal noise and interference.

CAT6 specifications guarantee that 100-Meter runs of Category 6 cable are capable of Gigabit transfer speeds. (10GB speeds are limited to 164 feet with CAT6)

CAT6A:

CAT6A cabling doubles the capacity of CAT6 by transmitting at a frequency of 500-MHz.

CAT6A cabling supports full 10-Gigabit Ethernet speeds up to the max cable length of 100 meters (328’).

CAT7:

CAT7 cabling supports 100GB speeds up to 15-Meters/49’

CAT7 cabling supports 40GB speeds up to 50-Meters/164’

CAT7 cabling supports 10GB speeds up to 100-Meters/328’

CAT7 cabling transmits at a frequency of 600-MHz.

CAT7A:

CAT7A cabling supports 100GB speeds up to 15-Meters/49’

CAT7A cabling supports 40GB speeds up to 50-Meters/164’

CAT7A cabling supports 10GB speeds up to 100-Meters/328’

CAT7A cabling transmits at a frequency of 1,000-MHz.

CAT7 and CAT7A are the newest cable standards for Ethernet cabling

CAT7 cable was developed with strict specifications on crosstalk and EMI protection.

CAT7 and CAT7A cabling are REACH and RoHS compliant.

CAT7A cable has conductor pairs that are individually wrapped in foil and surrounded by an overall braid.

CAT7/CAT7A applications include 10-gigabit Ethernet, PoE+, HDBaseT and more.

CAT7/CAT7A provide exceptional noise immunity.

CAT7/CAT7A have all pairs individually shielded.

CAT7/CAT7A have four (4) individually shielded pairs as well as an overall cable shield to protect the signals from crosstalk and EMI

CAT7/CAT7A NOTES:

CAT7 cable is commonly terminated using a GG45 connector, which is a connector that it backwards compatible with the 8-Pin/8Conductor RJ45 connectors used on CAT6/A or CAT5e cables.

The GG45 connector has four additional conductors that provide support for frequencies up to 600MHz, and 1000MHz using CAT7a. The higher frequencies allow CAT7 cable to support 10-Gigabit Ethernet.

CAT7 cable may also be terminated using TERA connectors, which was developed by Siemon. The TERA connector has a unique footprint and is not compatible with a standard 8-Pin/8Conductor RJ45 connector. The TERA connector is also capable of supporting frequencies of up to 600MHz, up to 1000MHz using CAT7A cable. The ability to support the higher frequencies allows CAT7 and CAT7A cable to carry more data. This allows CAT7 and CAT7A cable to support Ethernet applications up to 10-Gigabit Ethernet.

CAT7 and CAT7A cabling will be used for backbone connections between servers within a data center. This will provide a high-speed interconnect used for data transfer within the network.

This also provides an alternative to using fiber optic cabling within the data center. CAT7 and CAT7A cabling will provide similar performance to some fiber solutions. The cost of equipment that supports copper cabling is typically less than equipment that supports fiber cabling. Another advantage is that the copper cabling is not as fragile as fiber cabling.

Terms:

UTP = Unshielded Twisted Pair

F/UTP = Unshielded Twisted Pair (a single foil screen encasing the four pairs collectively)

STP = Shielded Twisted Pair

FTP = Foiled Twisted Pair

SFTP = Shielded Foiled Twisted Pair

SSTP = Shielded Screened Twisted Pair

ECS is a Licensed, Bonded Low Voltage Contractor located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.