Expanded services and new buildings function on a network infrastructure that offers adaptability and organization. Structured cabling offers both. Hospital campuses, data centers, and various other institutions that incorporate the qualities of a great structured cabling system are all set for reconfiguration and expansion.
What is Structured Cabling?
Structured Cabling explains the physical infrastructure that supports the network connectivity through one or more buildings. In simple words, this structure creates a backbone through floors, walls, and ceilings that then connects to switches and routers in telecommunications closets or rooms. From there, the cabling connects to ports for wired connections, or to wireless routers to distribute a robust signal wherever essential through the building.
Advantages of Structured Cabling
Port and cable tracing becomes simpler with a structured cabling system. This logical and organized approach not only makes changes easier, but it also saves one time.
A structured cabling system looks much cleaner than a point-to-point method. It allows the cabling in front of the switch to remain pleasing.
The design consistency decreases management oversight. Any certified structured cabling installer can come in, any time in the future, and make changes to your network. They’ll understand where to begin and figure out the basic configuration of the system.
It is a fact that each cabling design and installation project is different, and the timeline and cost will depend on the business’s needs. Thus, there are certain installation team traits and actions that can help you understand whether the provider meets your needs or not:
Good supply of network hardware
Using quality equipment increases performance for the future. Using inferior equipment works only for a short period of time and leads a downhill road very soon. Without hardware that meets the future needs, the applications you operate will suffer, in both longevity and quality. An effective Installer will explain the hardware needs of your system and why they help your applications properly run.
There are proper security and documentation
When network administrators operate with structured cabling installers, documentation is essential. There is no guarantee that the same installers who initially placed everything together will still be available for reconfiguration or expansion. Thus, effective cable installers must offer detailed documentation of the cabling design and infrastructure.
Security is essential to all organizations. Effective cable installers provide network segmentation to decrease the risk of widespread infiltration from unauthorized users, viruses, malicious attackers, and malware.
Effective consultation and recommendations
Some installers have set solutions that may only fit certain needs, and if you select one such provider, you may be left with short-term solutions instead of long-term, stable infrastructure. We are SPARK Services recommend searching for solutions that fit future plans. An effective cabling installer will meet with you to go over your present and future requirements, as well as survey your current plans and infrastructure.
An effective cabling installer will want your network to act as both a foundation for your business’s health and to function for 10 to 15 years. Installing only what you require now may be adequate for today but planning for the long-term is the cleverer, more cost-effective solution.
Must be BICSI certified design and installation professionals
Search for cable installers from BISCI, the worldwide association for cabling design and installation professionals. This industry leader in training and standards production helps write the rules. With respect to design, you’ll always know whether or not the provider you’re connecting with, holds a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification because they’ll list this credential on all public platforms.
At SPARK Services, we strive to meet your every need. SPARK is a computer, voice, and web company dedicated to bringing you the best in web design, networking, and computer-related services. If you are looking for reliable customer service, dependability, trust, and a cost-effective solution to your needs, get in touch with us. We are fully conversant with local building and fire codes and are able to supply cabling and hardware that compiles with applicable code requirements.
The expert services of our dedicated team of professionals are always at your disposal. We also offer specialized plans tailored to your specific requirements, allowing you to make changes on the go, making it easier for your business to scale. SPARK gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’ve made a smart and well-informed decision.