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, reconfiguration, and maintenance tasks.
#2 Cable Testing
Ensure every cable is tested and confirmed to be functioning properly during the installation process. A cable with a nominal performance should not be utilized as it may decrease overall system performance.
#3 Short Patch Cables
Do not use long patch cables when they aren’t required. They are inefficient, look disorganized, and are prone to tangling.
#4 Select Quality Terminations
Avoid purchasing cheap terminating cables because time will be unnecessarily spent on troubleshooting in the future. Select those that are of high quality and terminate properly and rapidly.
#5 Avoid Overheating
Keep in mind that maintaining proper cable temperatures to avoid overheating is crucial for stable and reliable network performance.
#6 Measure 2X, Cut 1X
Precise measurements prior to cutting will minimize damaged and wasted cables during installations.
#7 No Kinky Fiber Cables
As fiber cables have great flexibility, they can kink bend, and knot. These will result in flaws in the fiber cables, negatively affecting performance of the network.
#8 Maximum Cable Length
Do not exceed the maximum length of a cable run, which is typically 100 meters for network cabling systems.
#9 Allow for Expansion
Network cabling systems should always have room for interior expansion. As a business grows, its network should have the room to be able to upgrade or expand.
#10 Qualified Installation Company
In order to ensure that a company’s network cabling system will be properly installed, management must select a qualified installation company and request references. Their technicians should be BICSI certified and experts in ANSI standards.
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