Cabling, Data Cabling

Reasons Why Reliable Cabling is Crucial for Healthcare Facilities – Part 2

25 May 2022
Part 2 will discuss Long-Distance Team Collaboration, IP Omnipresence, and Confidentiality.

Long-Distance Team Collaboration

Health providers who use telemedicine to collaborate need high-quality video streaming. Adequate resolution without buffering is required whether telemedicine is being used locally or internationally. Poor-quality video is disruptive, and may prevent medical professionals from working together with accuracy and efficiency. Their systems will require greater bandwidth and lower network latency in order to promote improved collaboration, training, and patient care.

IP Omnipresence

A successful IP (Internet Protocol) means that almost all communication requirements can be accomplished by one network. Along with standard data, the IP network will handle access control, building automation, security, and video. Digital is transmittable over IP-based networks. Although medical facilities typically segregate medical and non-medical forms of data, the increasing prevalence of IP will result in significantly greater volumes of data needing transmission, which will require higher data speeds.


Passed in 1996, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) set forth requirements for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient data. The law requires data security, certain backup procedures, and the implementation of policies for handling data.

To meet these challenges, hospital networks will require higher bandwidths and more connections. Medical facilities will seek to support 10 Gb/s transmission speeds in critical areas and increase port densities to accommodate more users. The table below illustrates the estimated transfer times for transmitting one gigabyte at specific Ethernet speeds.

Ethernet Speed                   Estimated Time for Transferring 1 GB (min.)

10 Mb/s                                                                      14

100 Mb/s                                                                    1.4

1 Gb/s                                                                         0.14

10 Gb/s                                                                      0.014

The network is becoming increasingly crucial for medical facilities. Thus, higher data rates are needed to cope with the expanding volume of data. ANSI/TIA-1179 is the Healthcare Facility Telecommunications Cabling Systems standard, and it is followed by professionals in order to properly design and install a healthcare facility’s structured cabling system to meet its current and future technical requirements.

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Maximize Your Warehouse Capabilities With RFID – Part 2

11 May 2022
As discussed in Part 1, your warehouse may need to upgrade its functionality to improve its effectiveness and remain competitive. Planning and installing a new WMS (warehouse management system) featuring RFID (radio-frequency identification) are perhaps the next steps for every warehouse in your organization. Part 2 will discuss RFID technology in greater detail in relation to warehouses.
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6 Signs that Indicate You Need a Network Upgrade – Part 1

5 Apr 2022
Innovations from modern technology are empowering companies to work more intelligently and faster. Mobile devices and the cloud are offering greater flexibility, scalability, and productivity. Unfortunately, organizations with older networks are unable to fully benefit. This is especially true for those equipped with cabling that is more than 10 years old. Below will discuss the six symptoms indicating your business may need a network upgrade.
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How Structured Cabling Supports Security Systems – Part 1

7 Mar 2022
Employees are one of the most important assets of a business. Keeping them safe should be a priority as the world has become more dangerous. The number of mass shootings has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Management should secure offices and take measures to prevent security threats to protect their staff.
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