Black Cat Cables are a accredited Excel Cabling Partner (ECP). 

All Excel Cabling System installations are backed by a 25 year application warranty.
The 25 year product warranty is standard on all installations. This covers: Copper - Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat7,   Fibre Optic and   Voice cabling. Registered sites are also covered   by the 25 year application warranty: Link warranty as standard and channel on  application. Issued to ISO and EIA/TIA standards Bandwidth warranty.   The Category 5e warranty covers support of Gigabit Ethernet

At Black Cat we have fully qualified and experienced network cabling engineers, who have been certified by Excel to install their complete range of Excel Structured Network Cable products. Our network cabling services provide stable and secure Cat5e & Cat6 structured cabling networks suitable for networking computers/LAN, EPOS Till networks, VOIP, Digital and analogue telephone systems, IP cameras, Door Entry/Intercom systems and many more applications, anything that requires a voice or data cable network. Below is some more information for the real "Techies" among you...

Excel was launched in the UK in 1999 to address the growing demand for high quality, competitively priced network cabling systems – something that at the time wasn’t available from any of the key UK manufacturers.   In 2000 the ratification and publication of a new standard Category 5e, the ‘e’ meaning enhanced. Developed jointly by both the ISO and EIA/TIA Cat5e was designed specifically for protocols such as Gigabit Ethernet and other full duplex applications, which will inevitably appear in future years. Although the actual bandwidth – 100Mhz – is identical to Cat5, there were a number of important new performance parameters contained within this specification. These include Equal Level Far End Cross Talk (EL-FEXT) Return Loss and various Power Sum measurements.

                   The Excel range is extensive and includes:

                                         Excel Structured Network Cabling

                                         Excel Fibre

                                         Excel Wall Cabinets and Excel Floor Standing Cabinets

                                         Excel and Planet Ethernet hubs and switches

Excel carries a full 25 year warranty when installed by an accredited Excel Cabling Partner (ECP) and full test reports submitted. The Excel Cabling Partner Programme is one of the best in the industry. Installing Excel Structured Cabling ensures standards compliant performance based cabling. Each Excel product is Power Sum Compliant. Each product is manufactured under strict quality control procedures in accordance with ISO9000 and designed to exceed the requirements of the relevant standard. This assurance is further emphasised by the third party independent approval, awarded to the Excel cabling product range by Europe’s largest test house Delta.

Excel will provide free of charge advance replacement for all Excel and/or Planet Ethernet hubs and switches installed, together with a warranted network cabling installation. This exclusive cover is provided for three years from date of installation. Excel warranted systems can only be installed by registered Excel Cabling Partners (ECP).

Cat5e network cabling has been widely adopted throughout the market and is backwards compatible with all previous classes of performance. This means the accidental use of a Cat5 patch cord will not cause your network to crash and you’re guaranteed to maintain at least Category 5 performance. Finally and perhaps most significantly there is a real, available application designed for Category 5e Gigabit Ethernet.


Installation & Design Services

As cabling specialists Black Cat Cables will ensure that your Network conforms to relevant industry standards.

From one extra outlet for your existing installation   to a office move for a multi national company Black Cat are here for you.

Our design team and Industry approved Installation Engineers are highly skilled in the following networking topologies.   


  • Structured Cabling, including Category 5, Category 5E (Enhanced), Category 6 Category 6A and Category 7. These systems support data rates such as 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet 1000 Base TX on Cat5E and Cat6. Token Ring, RS232.
  • IBM Cabling systems to support Token Ring and AS400. Typically utilising IBM Type 1, 6 and 9 cabling systems.
  • Coax Ethernet systems 10 Base 2 (Thin Ethernet) and 10 Base 5 (Thick Ethernet)   
  • Fibre Optic Mulitmode 62.5/125 OM1, Multimode 50/125 OM2, Multimode 50/125 OM3   and Singlemode 9/125 OS1   for FDDI and Gigabit specifications.

Black Cat can also offer     

  • Network Cabling Health Check
  • Fault Location Internal / External
  • Overhead PLOH work, Telegraph pole and Catinery  
  • UG and Ductwork cable installation                                                     
  • Disaster Recovery, Fast Tempory Network Set Ups
  • Adds Move and Changes
  • Stripping out of old cabling
  • Domestic telephone cabling from extra extension anywhere in the home to re-routing of Internal/External cables.

  Please contact the sales department for a Free site survey and no obligation quote on 01494 711820 or