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Technical & Application Requirements of Network Design – Part 2

30 Jun 2018

As discussed in Part 1, contemporary network design requires meeting the technical and application requirements of ever expanding and evolving IT and business demands.


Part 2 will continue discussing Application Requirements.



Importance of User Expectation


Networks or IT technologies that are unable to achieve a satisfactory level user expectation or QoE (quality of experience) will be considered to have failed meeting an important business goal. As a result, they will be considered a cost, rather than tools that allow a business to succeed.


A network’s design must take into account how a satisfactory level of user experience will be attained. From the point of view of a user, QoE when utilizing services and applications will determine their level of satisfaction.


The deployment of services and applications before taking into account their features and network requirements will result in a failure to achieve business goals.


To illustrate, a financial services company that wants to provide a video communication application to their customer service representatives, but fails to secure enough bandwidth, will likely frustrate their reps and displease their customers when calls are dropped or interrupted because of excessive latency. Thus, their corporate goal of differentiating themselves from their competitors will be a failure until they meet the network requirements of the application.



Evaluation of Application Requirements


Network designers should keep in mind their responses to the key questions below for the evaluation of application requirements:

  • What are the application’s features and characteristics?

  • What is the length of time the application needs to reset its session or state after losing connectivity?

  • What is the amount of network traffic that is required by the application?

  • How important is the application to the organization and what is the service level it will require to function properly?

  • For its compliance with industry regulations and company security polices, will the application have separation requirements?


Progressive Office Cabling


Founded in 1986, Progressive Office’s success has been a direct result of years of commitment to seeking solutions on behalf of our clients in the Washington, D.C. and New York City areas. Efficiently working together, Progressive teams get cabling installed and operating as fast as possible while minimizing disruption and downtime. Call our toll free number (800) 614-4560 today.

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Office Cabling for Performance and Efficiency – Part 2

31 May 2018

office cabling, network , data cablingAs discussed in Part 1, office space has become very valuable and costly in many cities. Some companies will need to implement space optimization, and designing their structured cabling network is a good place to start. Part 2 will discuss Cabling System Performance and Densification of Networks.



Cabling System Performance


The TIA 568 standard sets the limit for runs of copper cable to 90 meters (295 feet) from floor distributor to workstations. Exceeding this length will cause greater signal losses or insertion loss and delay limitations due to the Ethernet protocol, which can decrease the performance of the network.


An expansive floor size with a proper number of floor distributors will oftentimes result in cables longer than 90 meters and greater insertion losses. Moreover, short cable runs are affected by crosstalk and return loss.


Due to the increasing implementation of 2.5, 5G, and 10G Ethernet, along with the newest high performance WAP (wireless access points), it is crucial to install a category cable, such as CAT6A, capable of handling higher bandwidth demands in the future.



Densification of Networks


Horizontal distributor optimization inside the equipment room will result in increased floor space and improved network densification. The optimization of floor distributors can improve the usage of LAN Ethernet switches, minimizing intra-building backbone runs. Implementing optimized distributor placement will ease the management of the network and increase reliability.


The use of fiber and copper panels with higher port density should also be considered by network managers. One way to gauge design efficiency is to calculate the number of ports per unit of rack space. This assessment will result in the optimization of rack space, decreasing racks and maximizing floor space.


Using wall-mounted panels for terminating cables and easing their management should also be considered. This will also ensure the prioritization of LAN equipment and fiber panels for rack space. This method suits companies who desire the convergence of building applications and IP networks.



Progressive Office Cabling


Founded in 1986, Progressive Office’s success has been a direct result of years of commitment to seeking solutions on behalf of our clients in the Washington, D.C. and New York City areas. Efficiently working together, Progressive teams get cabling installed and operating as fast as possible while minimizing disruption and downtime. Call our toll free number (800) 614-4560 today.

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Combined Voice and Data Office Cabling

27 Apr 2011
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VoIP phones have reduced costs for phone communications. The obvious benefit is that you no longer need to use Verizon for your business phone service. You can buy VoIP phones and plug them in to your office cabling and have a high-quality business phone system without the need of a high-priced PBX system in your office.


The side benefit to this solution is that you also do not need to have a dedicated cable to a VoIP phone. This is why. Modern VoIP phones plug into your Cat5 or Cat6 network connection and your computer plugs into the phone. That means that you simply don't need half of your cabling infrastructure.


So, if you want to save money on your phone bill and eliminate half of your cabling infrastructure, switch to VoIP immediately. This is especially important to consider if you are moving or considering a cabling upgrade. At $75 to $165 per drop, the savings are substantial.Network Cabling in DC

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Network Cabling Repair Solutions

9 Feb 2011

Network Cabling, Washington DC   Installing network cabling in your business is one of the best decisions that you can make for increasing efficiency and improving customer service capabilities without increasing staff.  Employees connected to a network can often share information with co-workers and customers in a manner that is much faster and much safer than is possible with PCs that operate independently.


There is no doubt that a functioning computer network can give you a number of advantages when it comes to conducting business and servicing customers.  But serious problems with communication and security can arise though if there happens to be issues with your network cabling system.  A network cabling system that hasn’t been properly installed or that

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The Importance of Hiring a Professional for Your Office Networking

7 Feb 2011

Network Cabling,Structured cabling, Washington DCSmall office networking projects consisting of only a few PCs and additional pieces of equipment may seem like a reasonably easy undertaking, but even a small networking project shouldn’t be taken lightly.  The installation of new network cabling can have a number of advantages, but if the wrong materials are used or if the work is not properly performed, serious issues can arise in your business operations.


A consultation with a networking professional can shed some light on exactly what materials will be required for your networking job to achieve the best possible performance for the smallest investment.  In most cases a network specialist will also be able to complete the installation in a much shorter time than a private individual would be able to on their own.  This means that you’ll be able to

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Keeping Your Small Business Updated and Up-to-Date with Network Cabling

4 Feb 2011

 Office Cabling ,Network CablingIn the days before office networking was common, upgrading necessary software programs could be a monumental expense for an office with several PCs.  A small business owner with meager margins may have struggled to pay for the purchase of individual programs for every single PC in the office in order to make a full upgrade.


Many software manufacturers now offer licensing agreements for networks that is a much more cost effective option for initializing a complete office upgrade for an expensive program.  A licensing agreement can make it possible for a business owner to upgrade the software on a

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Choosing Between Wired and
Wireless Networking for your Home

2 Feb 2011

 nework cabling,Home Cabling SolutionMany consumers automatically choose wireless residential networking for the convenience of mobility, but there are a number of other factors that should be considered prior to making your final decision.  Things like cost, security, ease of installation and a true measure of the mobility of your home PCs should be taken into account before the important decision is ultimately made.


In terms of mobility wireless networking obviously has an advantage over a hard wired network. But how often will that mobility be required to get full, regular use out of your PCs.  If the majority of your PCs are of the desktop variety, then you

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Simplifying Your Office with Network Cabling

28 Jan 2011

Network Cabling ConfigurationInstalling network cabling in your office will result in a number of added benefits but it’s what networking will eliminate that could have the biggest impact in some environments.  The increased speed, increased performance and added security of a network are amazing attributes, but the ability to instantly share pertinent information is a feature that can truly enhance office operations.


In order to share programs or data in an environment where PCs operate independently, data needs to first be transferred to a back up medium before it could be shared with other users.  Employees would have to take the time to copy an important file or program to a CD or disk and

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Benefits of Installing Network Cabling in Your Home

26 Jan 2011

Data Cabling,Home Network CablingMany homeowners question whether or not installing network cabling in their home is a necessity.  If you’ve got multiple computers and multiple computer users in your home, networking your PCs and equipment can have a number of advantages.


One of the single biggest advantages of installing network cabling in your home is that it gives you the ability to share equipment, data and programs between computers.  A non-networked home that has three regularly used PCs might also require three separate printers and three separate scanners.  Installing network cabling allows all three PCs to access the same printer, scanner or just about any

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Make Your Business More Secure with Network Cabling

21 Jan 2011

Network Cable SecurityEvery day you gather more information that is critical to the success of your business.  Sales and customer service people compile new customer contact information, inventory is managed, quotes are generated and sales information is tallied.


Tying all of your office computer equipment together in a network gives you the opportunity to

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