At RTP Solutions every one of our customers receives a tailored service. We make careful site-specific plans for all the cabling infrastructure we install. Careful procurement decisions are key to our service and our cabling installations are kept as low profile and as unobtrusive as possible, with each of our engineers trained on the use of different types of cable containment aligned with the physical characteristics and limitations of the customer’s site.
CAT 5e – Category 5 Enhanced cable, more commonly referred to as CAT 5e, is a twisted pair copper cable used for computer networks. It works in colour coded pairs and is terminated using either punch down blocks or into different types of RJ connectors. Although it is predominantly a network cable, it is widely used in both telephony and CCTV applications. The cable standard provides performance of up to 100MHz, and has a maximum of a 100m run length. CAT5e come in shielded and unshielded varieties. The shielded variety is used mainly where Electromagnetic Interference is likely to affect the cabling.
CAT 6 – Category 6 Cable or CAT 6 is a twisted pair copper cable much like CAT 5e and follows the same colour code. The main differences between the two cables are that CAT 6 has more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise, and that it has a higher specified level of performance, up to 250 MHZ, however runs should not exceed 55m. CAT 6 come in shielded and unshielded varieties. The shielded variety is used mainly where electromagnetic interference is likely to affect the cabling.
Up to 1GB/s speed at 100 metres
Has a frequency of 350 Mhz
More crosstalk potential due to cable construction
May have to be replaced with faster networks in future
Up to 10 GB/s at 55 meters
Has frequency of 550 Mhz
Less crosstalk potential due to cable construction
More Future proof for faster networking capabilities
While Cat6 cables are clearly the “better” choice if you’re only looking at technical specifications your specific network requirements will need to be weighed up fully in the design/procurement decision.
Right from the start of 2008, RTP Solutions have impressed us with their efficient, professional manner – an approach that not only inspired confidence, but generated the results we were looking for. We needed an effective solution to our telecom and connectivity needs and added further engineering services to their remit as further successful deployments continued . By partnering with RTP Solutions, we have been able to consistently improve our system to aid the day to day operations of business.
Financial Director, Cirrus Inns
Prior to joining Armfield I had been using RTP for many years in the Hospitality Industry. I continued to use RTP Solutions services and support after I joined Armfield. RTP Solutions supplied Armfield’s VoIP phone system, leased line, ADSL, managed WiFi and replaced the structured cabling at our 2 sites. Solid advice, efficient support service and reliability is always provided.
I am happy to, and often do, recommend RTP Solutions.
IT Manager, Armfield Ltd
RTP helped manage our office move and, at the same time upgraded our phone system and installed a leased line. Their service was professional, their advice invaluable and the whole project was bought in on time and budget.
Credit to to all of the team, their services come with our recommendation!
Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors
RTP have been instrumental in facilitating our rapid growth over the last two and a half years. We have always found them to be reliable, professional and cost-effective, both in their project work and day to day support.
Director, Mosaic Pub & Dinning
We have been dealing with RTP Solutions for some time now and have at all times found them to be helpful and resourceful. It is important for us to have the best support, connectivity and telephones that we can achieve as these services are very important to the day to day running of the business.
I would like to thank all at RTP Solutions for the continued advice and support over the years.
KBH have worked with RTP Solutions since 2010 and they have seen us though expansion, upgrades and a successful office move.
RTP Solutions are efficient, responsive, good at solving problems and above all very friendly people to work with.
Director, KBH Media
We have been working with RTP Solutions since the formation of City Pub Group. They provide us telephone, internet, wifi ,engineering, CCTV and alarm services. We really see the benefits of using one supplier and have found that at all times their team efficient and effective.
I cannot recommend RTP Solutions enough and we look forward to their continued support both now and in the future.
We truly value their service.
Operations, City Pub Group PLC
I can’t recommend RTP enough, they care about the detail plus have a genuine understanding of our industry, which makes for a powerful solution to our telecoms, networking & communications
Director, Coaching Inns Group
RTP Solutions have supplied all our telecoms, connectivity & network cabling. Their bespoke solution has always proven to be reliable and cost effective and their support team friendly and helpful. Over the last six years we have been expanding across the country and RTP Solutions have continued to deliver their high standard of services and support during this process.
As we expand further we continue to cement our relationship with RTP Solutions as our supplier of choice.
Managing Director, Pho
RTP Solutions provide all our internet and telephone service. With new projects we also use their engineering services providing value for money without compromise.
We find their working practices professional and supportive. We look as RTP Solutions as productive partnership to our business.
Thank you to all the team at RTP…
Operations, Urban Pubs and Bars
We first became clients of RTP when we re-located to our new office in February 2016, they came highly recommended. RTP installed a complete new telephone system and worked alongside our IT suppliers to ensure a smooth transition at a very stressful time.
They continue to manage and support not only our telephone system, but also our mobile phone contracts, the team are helpful, courteous and efficient.
RTP understand our needs and its great doing business with them.
Practice Director, Fenchurch Law
We were introduced to RTP Solutions via another supplier. They recommended them due to their understanding of our sector. Since working with us they have continue to deliver and their can do attitude on site has been refreshing . Their technical solutions are cost effective and reliable.
Finance Director, Laines Pub Company
At ETM Group we rely on RTP for our communication needs; they supply our internet circuits, hosted VoIP solution and help manage our mobile estate. Their expert engineers have always been on hand to help with structured cabling, CCTV and AV installations. We don’t look at RTP as a supplier of services; we consider them an essential partner to our business.
I would not hesitate to recommend their services to others with similar needs.
IT Manager, ETM Group
I wanted to put ‘pen to paper’ to thank the RTP team for their unwavering support, advice, guidance, knowledge, skill, diligence and general excellence.
I am no expert in these things and RTP have been my 4th emergency service during this period of re-organisation this end as well as keeping me updated on service levels and how they may affect us here day to day.
Director, Easy Avenues