Data Cable Installers

At Shelby Communications

Dallas, Fort Worth Texas

The installation of high-quality, durable cabling is an important part of any business. At Shelby Communications, we proudly offer the latest in cabling solutions.

Who we are?

We're Professional Data Cable Installers

Dallas, Fort Worth Texas

When installing high-quality, durable data cabling is an important part of any business. We're proud to offer the latest in data cable solutions at Shelby Communications. We're a local business that provides services to businesses throughout the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area. We've worked with all kinds of networks, including fiber-optic cable, Ethernet, coax, and more.

Our First Step Is To Perform a Site Survey For Cabling

We first perform an onsite survey before starting your cabling installation project. This includes measuring new cable runs needed, and any existing wiring in the building to ensure that we've accounted for the correct linear feet measurements. Our site surveys also include testing all electrical outlets and switches.

We will then provide you with an estimate for the cost of our services after the site survey is complete. Once you accept this estimate, we will start your cabling installation project immediately.

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Data Cable Network Design

Next, we'll discuss your network layout and determine whether your current infrastructure can support your needs. The process involves:

Determining where you need new cable runs

We'll determine whether there are any obstacles or factors that could affect the installation of new cable runs. We'll make sure that any support racks or cable rails are installed correctly.

Identifying power distribution panel (PDP) locations

We'll identify each panel's location and its circuit capacity. If additional power is needed, then we can add more circuits if these changes remain within local building codes.

Locating and mapping all junction boxes

Each switch or outlet requires a box to be installed in order for it to function properly. These boxes are usually mounted to walls but they can also be fixed to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling joists.

Choosing the right type of connectors for your project

We'll use the correct connectors for each wire size For example, 14 AWG cables need to be terminated using crimp terminals while 12 AWG cables need to use screw-on connectors.

Installing the data cables

All cables will be run through conduit using pulleys (or pullcords). Pulleys allow us easy access to our cables without having to cut into walls.

Testing the finished work

We'll test every device after the job is finished. We also perform line tests to ensure data flow through the lines is within the defined capacity.
We've been working with commercial building owners for years. Our team has worked on a wide range of projects, including small offices, large data centers, and everything in between. We train our techs to use the latest technology and use the best tools available to ensure your job is done correctly every time.

Structured Cabling Benefits

By following structured cabling best practices, we're able to provide a more affordable and reliable solution for our clients. We've been providing structured cabling services since 2004. We have the experience needed to design and implement your network infrastructure from the beginning. From the initial concept through installation and ongoing maintenance, we will be there every step of the way.

We use Structured Cabling for these reasons:
1. Easy to install
2. Lower cost than cabling
3. More flexible and versatile than traditional methods
4. More secure
5. Easier to maintain
6. Easier to identify which wires go where
7. Better sound quality
8. Longer lifespan for the cable

A structured cabling system lets you organize your wiring so that it's easier for the installer and less expensive than running random wires throughout the business. It also helps to make sure that your voice and data lines are correctly connected.

Data Cable Testing

Another important step in our cabling install process is to test the wire from end to end. We start at the routers and work back towards the servers, switches, and other devices that make up your network. This ensures that we haven't missed any of the connections among each device. It also helps us find potential problems before they become an issue for you.

We use a combination toolset to perform these tests.

The most commonly used tool for technicians today is called an Oscilloscope. An oscilloscope allows us to see what signal is being sent across the wire, as well as when that signal arrives at its destination. We can use this to identify any issues with the wiring or connectors on either side (front or back) of the router/switch.

An even more advanced tool than an oscilloscope is called a spectrum analyzer. A spectrum analyzer allows us to see the frequency of the signal we're transmitting over the wire. It can be useful if there's interference on one end of a wire or if it's important to know how much bandwidth is available on the cable line.

There are many other ways to test the wiring but the two mentioned here are the most common.

During this stage of the project, we'll be testing the following:
The physical connection between every device (including power)
The speed at which data is transferred between devices
The quality of the connection between the two devices (the "signal" or "quality")
How efficiently the router or switch forwards packets
The ability of a network device to receive packets correctly
We'll test the Physical Connection Between Devices
We use either a spectrum analyzer or oscilloscope to check physical connections

What They Say About Us

Our Testimonials

  • Thank you, so much for the great work you all did with the Dallas office. Everything turned out really well, and I had no issues getting the network set up. I appreciate your willingness to come out a second time to run the additional demark extension. It is nice to know that the work will always be done right, with consistent and professional results.

    Thank You

    Philip Wrenn, CCNP

  • Shelby Communications has been a fantastic vendor and is our "Go To" company when we need wiring done in our Fort Worth facility. They quote accurately, show up when they say they will, and do an excellent job. I highly recommend Shelby Communications.

    Bill Lowe, ITIL, PMP, MBA, MS

    Village Farms International
  • Shelby Communications is the best of the best. I have used Shelby for numerous jobs and every single one of them has turned out perfect. They take pride in their work and treat our buildings as if it were their own. We will continue to use Shelby Communications in the years to come.

    Preston Mainard

  • I would be proud to refer Shelby Communications for your wiring needs. We have been working with them over the past year. During this time we have had nothing but positive experiences with them.

    Curtis and his team have been professional, courteous, and punctual for every project that we have assigned them. They have provided quality work for us and have gone well above and beyond the job requirements when needed.

    I look forward to continuing our relationship with the company for many years to come.

    Tim Hartpence, Infrastructure

    Manager - Health Quest
    Alliance/Paragon Support

  • My company is based in Illinois and we needed to open a new 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Dallas on an extremely short timeline. I sent Shelby an email and Curtis responded promptly. The Shelby team worked with us while we are looking for a building to develop wiring plans and estimates. The day after the lease was signed we finalized the design with them and they ordered the materials.

    They started the job right away and were instrumental in our being able to open for business 5 weeks later. I found Curtis and his team to be straight-shooters with a great deal of expertise and integrity. They were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone needing their services.

    Rich Czuba

  • Shelby Communications did an excellent job. Curtis came out to our location on at the agreed upon time and surveyed the office taking time to ask question; as well explain any questions that I may have had.

    Shelby Communication’s team arrived exactly the day and time they said they would and immediately knocked out the entire installation in a matter of hours. I was very impressed. The most impressive item, other than the level of professionalism, was that Shelby came in on budget with no hidden surprises.

    Rudy Paniagua

Featured Clients

Shelby Communications works with companies of all sizes in all types of industries. We can perform work at a single installation point or deploy to multiple cities to meet any deadline. Our emphasis on customer service and communication, make Shelby Communications the go-to choice for our clients.
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