What is Voiceand Data Cabling?
Think of Voice and Data Cabling as the backbone of your business
Even if you have the best equipment money can buy, it is all completely wasted without a well-planned and implemented voice and data cabling network.
All too often, structured cabling networks are an after-thought. However, even though cables typically aren’t as expensive or flashy as other communications hardware, they are absolutely vital for making sure that information flows from point A to point B.
Voice and data information is transported mostly along copper cables. The cables are made up of individual wires that are grouped together in pairs, usually in pairs of four. These cables are classified into separate categories.
Typically Category 3 cable is used for the transportation of voice signals.
Most businesses understand that even short periods of downtime can be incredibly costly. Intermittent connection problems or slow networks can grind productivity to a halt and also heap added stress on the shoulders of staff who are trying to hit their deadlines.
For all these reasons, it should be clear that establishing a sturdy and reliable voice and data cabling network should be on the top of your priority list.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Choosing the wrong materials or failing to consider the big picture when installing a network can result in a lot of wasted time, money and effort.
Technology continues to advance at an incredible pace, which is a fact that should be taken into account when installing any new cable network. This involves creating a structured cabling project plan that chooses whether the cabling infrastructure will consist of fibre optic, Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6A cables, as well as planning what future expansions and upgrades will look like.
Careful planning means that you have room to grow and to get the most out of your network cabling so that you don’t require a full cable network overhaul every couple of years.
Don't Cut Corners
It may be tempting during the initial structured cable installation to opt for cheaper materials in order to cut costs. Or you may think it isn’t so important to invest time upfront for planning and testing.
However, it’s true that what you pay is what you get. Cutting corners can result in a network setup that didn’t properly take into account the network requirements. Nothing could be more frustrating than a new cable network that can’t keep up with the demands of the users.
Saving on voice and data wiring can also backfire in the long run if the technology proves to be too slow or if it is quickly outdated, requiring an expensive new upgrade project.
You should count on your certified cable network specialist taking time to make a full and detailed plan that is custom made for your business. This gives peace of mind that your voice and data cabling infrastructure will be capable for years to come.
The Importance of Testing
The installation job isn’t over until your cable specialist verifies that the system is running as expected. Buying the material and simply plugging it in isn’t enough to guarantee that it is fulfilling the required needs.
How can CORE Cabling Help Your Business?
CORE Cabling Inc. installs certified Category 3, Category 5e, Category 6 & 6A twisted pair copper cabling. We can assist in the design, implementation, management and testing of your structured cabling network.
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