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Advantages of Upgrading to Structured Cabling – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, point-to-point cabling systems are outdated and companies should strongly consider making the transition to structured cabling to remain competitive. Part 2 will discuss the advantages of upgrading to structured cabling. The Advantages Cost Effectiveness – Flexible and scalable, structured cabling can transmit data reliably and more easily handle increasingly large […]

Advantages of Upgrading to Structured Cabling – Part 1

If it has been a while since your company has upgraded your network cabling, you and your team may not be achieving your potential. As you know, an organization’s IT network is the very heart of its operations. Lacking a network that is up-to-date, staff members will not be as efficient and productive as possible. […]

Structured Cabling’s Top Ten Tips

Structured cabling that is properly installed can help your business grow by helping to improve its network performance and IT capability. The following will discuss structured cabling’s Top Ten Tips for installing cabling systems. #1 Cable Labeling Although cable labeling will slow installation, it will help save lots of time and effort during future repair, […]

Basics and Benefits of Zone Cabling – Part 3

As discussed in Part 2, there are considerable cost savings from the deployment of zone cabling systems. Part 3 will continue discussing the basics and benefits of zone cabling. Additional Zone Cabling Benefits Additional IP devices for audio & video, BAS, digital signage, voice, data security, digital signage, WAPs (wireless application protocols), etc. can be […]

Basics and Benefits of Zone Cabling – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, zone cabling designs provide benefits in materials savings, decreased installation times, and easier MACs (moves, adds, and changes). Part 2 will continue discussing the basics and benefits of zone cabling. Designs Experts recommend CAT 5e and 6 UTP (unshielded twisted pair) zone cabling topology with a connecting block system within […]

Basics and Benefits of Zone Cabling – Part 1

Topology or zone cabling design starts with horizontal cables running from patch panels within the TR (telecommunications room) to connections in a ZE (zone enclosure). A ZE can be installed in a ceiling, on a wall or beneath a raised floor. Next, cables originating from ZE connecting blocks or outlets lead to telecommunications outlets inside […]

Improve Data Center Reliability with Structured Cabling – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, data center efficiency can be improved by properly planning and implementing structured cabling principles. In addition, structured cabling best practices should be the foundation of every data center. Part 2 will discuss Cabling Infrastructure and Improved Network Function. Cabling Infrastructure It would be wise to constantly keep the future in […]

Improve Data Center Reliability with Structured Cabling – Part 1

Cabling systems were once proprietary prior to the 1990s, which was a major problem for data centers. Each modification required vendor-specific knowledge of each component of the cabling system. In 1991, the TIA/EIA-568 standard was introduced to bring about structured cabling systems. Although 5% percent of a network budget is currently spent on structured cabling, […]

8 Network Cabling Mistakes to Avoid – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the improper I can result in poor network performance, maintenance issues, and concealed expenses. Part 2 will discuss four more network cabling errors to avoid. Remember to consult with a cabling company that is experienced and provides excellent service. Mistake No. 5: Ignoring Distance Limitations The standard distance limitation for […]

8 Network Cabling Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1

Improperly installed twisted pair cabling can result in poor network performance, maintenance issues, and concealed expenses. The following article discusses eight network cabling errors to avoid. To get the best results for your cabling project, make sure to consult with a company that is experienced and provides excellent service. Mistake No. 1: No Future Planning […]