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What is Certification and is it really necessary?

Environmental Problems with Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A Cable Cable must be installed so that external environmental factors do not have an effect on the performance of the network. Problems can occur at the patch panel punch down, at the wall plate jack and anywhere along the cable itself. Maybe an inadvertent kink is in the […]

Are you Ready for 1gb Internet?

Your city might be poised for a dramatic increase in Internet speed into your office. Right now, you might have DSL Internet running on Cat5e cable at speeds of up to 25 – 30mb. But 1gb Internet is coming. New high-speed fiber optic networks are being built that will bring 1gb Internet to your office’s […]

Powerful Networks in Structured Cabling

It is known that structured cabling systems are fabricated to guarantee that information flows efficiently through the network. Such system are made up of transmission products installed based on appropriate guidelines in engineering design. These enable users to put into operation voice and data systems that capitalizes on speed. This particular configuration has emerged as […]

Facts about Data Cable Testing

Testing always plays a vital role in the process of installing new cables or servicing existing ones. Regular testers for data cabling include length, wire crimper map, attenuation, return loss, and DC loop resistance. Complex Cabling Needs Cabling infrastructure requirements have become more complicated. More standards are being developed for cabling professionals in testing and troubleshooting copper […]

Basics of Riser Cables

Riser cables were designed for non-plenum vertical applications like between the floors of multi-story buildings. They are also described as backbone cables. These cables serve as the main conduit of a distribution system for data, video or voice. It originates from the point where communications go in through a particular edifice.  This cable comprises part […]

Common Blunders to Avoid

Cable networking has evolved a great deal. It is now mandatory for companies to invest in structured cabling systems that can support a complex operation. That is why many corporations have shifted to fiber optic communications from the traditional copper cabling systems. However, it is important to plan the infrastructure carefully and anticipate some problems […]

Toll Free Numbers For Improved Business Communications

Business firms sometimes require toll free numbers to facilitate communications with clients, suppliers and other publics. Phone companies typically charge clients with a fixed monthly service fee for providing an 800 number. The 800 number gets forwarded to a standard local number. Special equipment or additional cables are not needed. The local exchange firm checks […]

Cloud Phone Platform for Small Companies

Cloud communications coupled with software products are currently in. In plain terminologies, the cloud-based phone system is a hosted Voice over Internet Protocol or web-based telephone system. It is a program for communications wherein the application remains inactive in the net but prospective subscribers can hook up to it by paying a fixed monthly fee. […]

Smart Trends in Business Telephone Services

Telecommunications industry experts believe that business phone services will continue to evolve as long as Internet technology progresses. Small, medium and large corporations benefit from this type of services. Experts project that increasing sales and cost reduction are among the essential aspects that will affect developments in business telephone systems for this year. Business proprietors […]

Upgrade Comparison: Cat6a vs. Cat7 vs.
Fiber Cabling Analysis

We were asked to bid on a cabling project that was fairly straight-forward. It involved replacing the existing Cat5e cable with either Cat6a, Cat7 or fiber cable. The site was an open, standard modern office with a drop ceiling and hollow office walls. The client needed 64 single drops to existing faceplates, three new 24-port […]