This drawing shows (in a very simplistic way) the general topology of an office network installation. Modern network office cabling is a “home run” design that terminates all of the cables at a patch panel. Sometimes this patch panel is located on a rack but in smaller installations, it is mounted right onto the wall. Either way, all cables go from each workstations wallplate to a patch panel. The image below is a larger patch panel that connects to a switch.
When networking between floors a backbone or riser cable is often necessary.
- Is it a modern office structure?
- Does it have hollow office walls?
- Does it have a drop ceiling?
- Is the drop ceiling also serving as a (plenum) air return?
- How many total drops?
- How are they distributed to wallplates as single, double, triple and quad drops?
Progressive Office designs and installs LAN (data and voice) cable systems and support equipment for PC networks and mainframes computer systems. We insure that each installation meets or exceeds all city codes, state codes, and the manufacturer’s specifications.
Our technicians use the Test-Um’s NT955 Validator-NT™ testers to certify new and existing cables for compliance. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction and we warranty all of our work. If you are planning to move your existing voice or network cable system, or install a new one, Progressive Office would like to show you the most cost-effective way to successfully bridge the information and communication gap.