Structured Cabling,,Office Cabling.connectors

How Improper Cabling Causes Network Issues – Part 2

12 Sep 2018

Structured Cabling Office Cabling Atlanta GAAs discussed in Part 1, the performance issues of your company’s network may be directly related to improper cabling. Part 2 will discuss Compatibility, Patch Cords, and Poor Installation.



Compatibility


Issues occasionally arise when coupling cabling and connectivity from various manufacturers. The use of jacks from one manufacturer with cabling from another, and then patch panels from a third firm is an example. This combination may result in compatibility problems. When components that are not intended by design to function together are used, network performance issues will likely result.


Purchasing top of the line high-performance cables, while utilizing lower-quality connectivity components, will produce a weak link in the chain. Cable of the highest quality will be unable to attain its full performance potential when it is married to jacks, patch panels, and plugs that are not rated to support its capabilities.



Patch Cords


Patch cords may be the top reason why there are issues in network performance.


Your company may have installed a high performance cabling infrastructure of the highest quality, but if low-quality patch cords were purchased to economize, network speed, signal quality, and overall performance will be compromised.



Poor Installation


Vetting the cabling services team you hire is perhaps the most important factor in the prevention of network performance issues. Check that the company you are considering has technicians that are properly trained and certified to install the cabling system you have chosen.


When cable installers are not properly trained, it will greatly increase the probability that your company’s structured cabling system will not be properly installed. Incompetent installation can result in problems such as improper pulling, excessive bending, and cable being installed too near sources of signal interference like large motors and machinery.


Poorly trained technicians will leave cabling that is not properly terminated or correctly polished. Sloppy work and insufficient attention to detail during installation will usually result in poor network performance, along with costly and time-consuming efforts to address the problems the substandard work caused.



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.

Cable Cabling Installation Washington DC

Why Cable Pros Select Fiber Optic Over Copper Cabling

29 Aug 2018

cable,cabling,installation ,Washington DCDuring your consideration of the kind of cable that should be selected for your IT network, several factors come into play. One of the decisions you will need to make is whether to use copper or fiber optic cabling.


Copper certainly has plusses. It is already installed in numerous sites and is less costly for connecting network components. Although fiber optic cabling has a higher price tag, it has key advantages that make it more attractive than copper for creating structured cabling infrastructure.


The following are five reasons why most cable professionals select fiber optic over copper cabling.



Durability


Fiber optic cables have longer service lives than copper, decreasing maintenance costs and downtimes from replacements. Although fiber optic wires are made of glass, copper wires are more susceptible to being damaged.



Fiber Optic is Faster


When evaluating the transmission of copper wire to that of fiber optic, the contest can be simplified to the comparison of the speed of electrons to the speed of photons. Although C transmissions do not move at the speed of light, they are still extremely fast by moving just 31% slower than the speed of light!



Low Attenuation


Over long distances, fiber optic cables will undergo much less signal loss than copper. This quality is termed “low attenuation.” Due to attenuation, copper cables are capable of transmitting information up to a maximum of 9,328 ft, when it then loses power. In contrast, fiber optic cables are capable of transmissions up to 24.8 miles.



Resistance to EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)


If improperly installed, copper cables will generate electromagnetic currents that result in EMI inside nearby wires, which can cause serious problems throughout a network. On the other hand, fiber optic cables are not conductors of electricity.



Safer


Fiber optic cabling is safer because it won’t be a fire hazard. The reason is no electrical current travels through fiber optic cables.



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.

Data Cabling, Network cablingVOIP

Why Businesses should use VoIP

27 Jun 2011

VOIP FOR YOUR BUSINESSCompanies across the nation are reducing their cost of doing business and improving customer service by using VoIP. Companies send all their information over their broadband Internet connection, including voice calls from employees and information from PCs. Companies gain savings in areas such as start up, long distance, conferencing and network infrastructure.


VoIP turns Internet infrastructure into a huge global telephone network. All phone systems can take advantage of VoIP lines. Companies don't need an IP based (IP PBX) or an IP compatible phone system.

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Network Cabling ,Washington DC

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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Office Cabling, Network Cabling

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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Network Cabling ,data cabling

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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Office Cabling, Network Cabling

Improving Customer Service by Installing Network Cabling

24 Jan 2011

Installing network cabling in your office environment can have a profound effect on your employees’ ability to communicate with one another and with customers.  This can give your business a unique edge over the competition that could result in a more loyal following and increased revenue.


Having all of your office PCs and equipment networked gives every employee access to important business application and pertinent customer and product data. Even employees who perform work from off-site locations can have the same access to information that your “in house” employees do which will allow them to efficiently and effectively fulfill customer needs.

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