Our Cabling Services Include the Following:

ICAS Corporation specializes in the design and implementation of Voice, Video and Data Communications systems both locally and nationwide. Through partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, ICAS offers certified Structured Cabling solutions that are warrantied for up to 25 years. ICAS installers and technicians are certified to provide our customers with the highest quality in standards-based copper/fiber structured cabling solutions.

ICAS’ success lies in understanding our clients current needs and their expectations for future growth. We then design a system that will benefit our client now and into the future. ICAS provides competitive pricing by leveraging our suppliers and by providing the most efficient installation possible. Our project managers are the single point of contact for all installations. Their industry knowledge will help the client to transition to their new network and answer any questions or concerns they may have during and after installation.

Whether the cabling need is for a single drop or complete infrastructure of a new location, the ICAS installation will be the item on the client’s check list they need not worry about. Every cable that is installed will be tested to industry standards and the results provided to the client. Additionally ICAS also holds the NYS OGS Contract.ICAS has been successfully providing these services since 1979 to retail, financial and higher learning environments both locally and nationwide.

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Types of Cable:

▼ Ethernet Cable ▼ Cat5 Cable ▼ Cat5E Cable ▼ Cat6 Cable ▼ Cat6A Cable ▼ Cat6E Cable ▼ Cat7 Cable ▼ Coax Cable
▼ Siamese Cable ▼ Fiber-Optic Cable ▼ 25-Pair Cable ▼ 100-Pair Cable ▼ Riser Cable ▼ Outdoor Armored Cable

Ethernet Cables
Ethernet cables are one of the most popular forms of network cable used on wired networks. Ethernet cables connect devices on local area networks such as PCs, routers and switches.
EthernetEthernet cables normally support one or more industry standards including Category 5 (CAT5) and Category 6 (CAT6).
Ethernet cables are physically manufactured in two basic forms called solid and stranded. Solid Ethernet cables tend to offer better performance and protection against electrical interference, while stranded cables are less prone to physical cracks and breaks making them more suitable for travelers and portable devices.Ehternet2
Two widely-used forms of Ethernet are 10BaseT and 100BaseT. In a 10BaseT Ethernet connection, data transfer speeds can reach 10 mbps (megabits per second) through a copper cable. In a 100BaseT Ethernet connection, transfer speeds can get up to 100 mbps. There is also a new technology called “Gigabit” Ethernet, where data transfer rates peak at 1000 mbps.
Year Originated: Ethernet cables were introduced in 1980 and standardized in 1983.

 

Cat5 Cable
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CAT5 is an Ethernet network cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association and Telecommunications Industry Association. CAT5 is the fifth generation of twisted pair Ethernet technology and the most popular of all twisted pair cables. They contain four pairs of copper wire.
Most Category 5 cables are unshielded, relying on the balanced line twisted pair design and differential signaling for noise rejection. Shielded cables are covered with drain wire and are used mostly in areas with lots of noise and EMI/RFI.
Standards: 568A & 568Bcat5-2If the first and second pin are orange, the cable is 568B. If the first and second pins are green, the cable is 568A. If one end of the cable is A and the other end is B then you now have a cross-over.Specifications:
– Supports internet speeds up to 100 Mbps
– Cable Runs are limited to 100m (328 feet)
Cat5E Cable
cat5e-2cat5eThe CAT 5E cable is an enhanced version of the CAT5 cable. Although CAT5 cable usually contains four pairs of copper wire, fast ethernet communications only utilize two pairs. A newer specification for CAT5 cable; CAT5 enhanced, supports networking at Gigabit Ethernet over short distances by utilizing all four wire pairs, and it is backward-compatible with ordinary CAT5.
Standards: 568A & 568B
Specifications:
– Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Cat6 Cable
cat6-2CAT6 is an Ethernet cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association and Telecommunications Industry Association. CAT6 is the sixth generation of twisted pair Ethernet cabling.
CAT6 cable contains four pairs of copper wire like the previous generation CAT5. Unlike CAT5, however, CAT6 fully utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling. Printing along the length of the cable sheath identifies it as cat6CAT6.
Specifications:
– Speeds up to 1 Gbps
– Cable Runs are limited to 100m (328 feet)
Cat6A Cable
cat6aAugmented Category 6 (Cat 6A) is a newer version of the CAT 6 cable. Many once thought copper cabling would never support speeds above 1 Gig, but Cat 6A has proven that wrong and allowed copper cabling to live on.cat6a-2
As the industry strives to make sense of the new Cat 6A standards and solutions, there has been much debate about Cat 6A unshielded twisted pair (UTP) vs. Cat 6A shielded twisted pair (STP) and which is the better option for supporting 10 Gig.
Specifications:
– Speeds up over 1 Gbps.
Cat6E Cable
cat6eThe limitation of 50 meters (164 feet) of 10Gigabit was overcome with Category 6 Enhanced (6e). Category 6 Enhanced (6e) is an augmented specification designed to double transmission frequency to 500 MHz. cat6e-2By wrapping Category 6e in grounded foil shielding, full 10-Gigabit Ethernet speeds can be reached without sacrificing the max cable length of 100 meters (328 feet).Specifications:
– 10 Gigabit Ethernet under 100m (328 feet) of copper cabling
Cat7 Cable
cat7Category 7 cables are backward compatible with Category 5e and Category 6. CAT7 features even stricter specifications for crosstalk and system noise than CAT6. To achieve this, shielding has been added for individual wire pairs and cat7-2the cable as a whole. Besides the shield, the twisting of the pairs and number of turns per unit length increases RF shielding and protects from crosstalk.
The Category 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m (328 feet) of copper cabling (also, 10 Gbit/s Ethernet now is typically run on Cat 6A). The cable contains four twisted copper wire pairs, just like the earlier standards. Category 7 cable can be terminated either with 8P8C compatible GG45 electrical connectors which incorporate the 8P8C standard or with TERA connectors. When combined with GG45 or TERA connectors, Category 7 cable is rated for transmission frequencies of up to 600 MHz.Specifications:
– 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100m (328 feet) of copper cabling
Coax Cable
coaxcablecoaxcable2Coax Cables are types of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield. Many coaxial cables also have an insulating outer sheath or jacket. The term coaxial comes from the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing a geometric axis. Coaxial cable was invented by English engineer and mathematician Oliver Heaviside, who patented the design in 1880. Coaxial cable differs from other shielded cable used for carrying lower-frequency signals, such as audio signals, in that the dimensions of the cable are controlled to give a precise, constant conductor spacing, which is needed for it to function efficiently as a radio frequency transmission line.
Siamese Cable
A Siamese cable is a cable that is built to include both video and power. In contrast to Power over Ethernet (PoE), the power is attached to the side of the data cable. PoE makes use of wires intended for data to transfer power. Siamese cable provides separately insulated wires of power cables and coaxial cable. This allows proper power to be provided without interfering with the video transmission.siamesecable2
Having power and data together simplifies the installation of cable by requiring only one run. The installer does not need to tie the cables together or make two trips through the wall. To help even more, siamese cable is usually bought in a spool or a pull-box to run the cable easier. All that is left after running the cable is adding a termination on each end to provide the required data and power connections. Siamese cable lowers the time required for installation. Siamese cable is often used in Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) setups and surveillance cameras. The cable provides all requirements for the cameras without the need of finding a power source next to the install location.

Fiber-Optic Cable

Fiber-Optic Single Mode

fiberopticFiber Optic single mode is an optical fiber designed to carry light only directly down the fibre – the transverse mode. Modes are the possible solutions of the Helmholtz equation for waves, singlevsmultiwhich is obtained by combining Maxwell’s equations and the boundary conditions. These modes define the way the wave travels through space, i.e. how the wave is distributed in space. Waves can have the same mode but have different frequencies. This is the case in single-mode fibers, where we can have waves with different frequencies, but of the same mode, which means that they are distributed in space in the same way, and that gives us a single ray of light. Although the ray travels parallel to the length of the fiber, it is often called transverse mode since its electromagnetic vibrations occur perpendicular (transverse) to the length of the fiber.

Fiber-Optic Multi Mode

fiberopticmultisinglevsmulti2Multi-mode optical fiber is a type of optical fiber mostly used for communication over short distances, such as within a building or on a campus. Typical multimode links have data rates of 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s over link lengths of up to 600 meters (2000 feet) — more than sufficient for the majority of premises applications.

25-Pair Cable

25pair cableThe 25-pair color code is a color code used to identify individual conductors in a kind of electrical telecommunication wiring for indoor use, known as twisted pair cables (often seen with RJ21 cables). The colors are applied to the insulation that covers each conductor. The first (major) color is chosen from one group of five colors and the other (minor) color from a second group of five colors, giving 25 combinations of two colors. It can be considered a base five numbering system that is infinitely expandable given color coded wires and wrapping around bundles of wires.

100-Pair Cable

100 pair cable100 pair cable2The 25-pair color code is a color code used to identify individual conductors in a kind of electrical telecommunication wiring for indoor use, known as twisted pair cables (often seen with RJ21 cables). The colors are applied to the insulation that covers each conductor. The first (major) color is chosen from one group of five colors and the other (minor) color from a second group of five colors, giving 25 combinations of two colors. It can be considered a base five25 pair cable2 numbering system that is infinitely expandable given color coded wires and wrapping around bundles of wires.

Riser Cable

riser cableA type of inside cable intended for use in non-plenum vertical applications such as between floors of a building. In consideration of the longitudinal stress placed on a riser cable, load-bearing strength members are incorporated to increase the tensile strength, as well as to relieve the conductors of the load. Although riser cables must be fire retardant, the National Electrical Code (NEC) specifications for riser cable are not as demanding as those for plenum cable.

Outdoor Armored Cable

armored cable2Outdoor cable assemblies are designed for general outdoor applications, yet they are riser rated and can be used indoors without the restrictions imposed upon loose tube cables, or non-UL approved cable. These cables are composed of 900um tight buffered fibers, water blocking aramid fiber strength members and a black UV resistant PVC jacket.

Armored Outdoor Cable Applications:

– Suitable for Lashed Aerial, Duct, Underground Conduit Applications

– Conventional Outside Plant Fiber Optic Cable for Video Security, Datacom, Broadcast, Telecom or Campus Backbone Applications

– Outstanding Loss Consistency Across a Wide Range of Temperatures – Good for High Altitude Telescope Arrays, Underground Scientific Experiment Measurements Etc…

Fiber Distances by Application (conventional), pre-QSFP Release
Fiber Distances & Loss Budgets by Application (Based on QSFP Rev. 1 Specification Dec. 2006)

Armored Outdoor Cable Features:

– Other Configurations and Fiber Counts Available

– Interlock Steel Armor Availablearmored cable

– Dual Jacket Constructions Available

– Cables with Improved Attenuation Available

– Low Smoke Zero Halogen Available

– Cables with extended 10 Gigabit Ethernet Support Distances Available

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