Copper Cabling Systems
ICC offers a complete solution for installing copper structured cabling systems. Choose from a wide selection of bulk cable, keystone jacks, patch panels, and patch cords. Installers can design and build-out the cabling system from end-to-end to TIA permanent link and channel specifications. ICC’s cabling system supports small businesses, large enterprises, and data centers. ICC also offers a 15-year or Lifetime Performance Warranty through its network of Elite and Certified Elite Installers.
No Compatibility Issues
ICC Premise Cables, keystone jacks, and patch panels are fine-tuned to work together and achieve the highest power-sum near-end crosstalk (PSNEXT) and far-end crosstalk (FEXT) cancellation performances. PSNEXT and FEXT help the cabling system omit interference, provide balance to rejects noise and emissions, decrease return loss to reduce signal reflections, and low attenuation to ensure strong signal transmission.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Component rating is a much tougher standard to achieve than the Permanent Link rating. It means each component in the cabling system must pass a tougher standard, instead of relying on the entire cabling system to pass a lower standard. ICC Premise Cables, jacks, and patch panels have all been tested to meet and exceed the TIA Component rating standard.
Supports Emerging Technologies
ICC’s Ethernet cabling systems support common applications as well as emerging technologies, such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), Voice over IP (VoIP), and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and more.
- Category 5e (CAT5e): currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 100 MHz, is used for 100 Mbit/s Ethernet networks. This category of products is commonly used for VoIP applications.
- Category 6 (CAT6): currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5e. This category of products is commonly used for 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet networks.
- Category 6A (CAT6A): currently defined in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2 for networks up to 500 MHz, double that of category 6. This category of products is commonly used for 10GBase-T networks.
HD or EZ® Style Jacks?
Before installation, choose either High Density (HD) or Easy (EZ) style outlets and patch panels. To pack more connectivity into less space, choose HD. To simplify wiring and installation, choose EZ.
Fixed or Modular Patch Panels?
Another decision to make is to choose fixed or modular patch panels. A fixed patch panel has wide 110-IDCs which makes wiring and termination easy. A modular panel requires jacks to be terminated first then snap into the panel. The modular patch panels offer the flexibility of removing or reorganizing the ports after installation.
FTP and Grounding
Some equipment emits electrical interference (EMI) which can interfere with and degrade cabling system performance. ICC offers two levels of protection -- foiled twisted pair (FTP) and grounding. ICC’s FTP series of keystone jacks, bulk cables, and patch panels are 360 degrees shielded. The FTP permanent link system can then be grounded from the outlet to the patch panel.
ICC’s bulk cables, keystone jacks, and patch panels are compliant with numerous industry standards:
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) listed for safety
- Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS®)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC®) Part‑68 for connecting terminal equipment
- Bulk Ethernet cables have been tested by Intertek and carry the ETL® mark.
ICC Elite Installers™ can register a 15-Year Performance Warranty™ on an ICC structured cabling system without certification. ICC Certified Elite Installers™ can register and certify the system with a Lifetime Performance Warranty™.
Where Has ICC Been Installed?
ICC cabling systems have been widely installed in school districts, university campuses, medical centers, hospitals, hotels, government facilities, commercial buildings, retail stores, community centers, financial institutions, and others.