Types of Network Cabling
There are a range of different types of network cabling available. Cat 3 is a major category commonly used with Ethernet connections. More recently, this cabling has been innovated to produce Cat 5, Cat 6 and Cat 7 cabling which provides significant faster connections and performances. Structured network cabling, unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and fiber optic cables are other types of network cabling that are installed for internet and phone networking.
Benefits & Advantages of Network Cabling
Whether your commercial office has two computers or one thousand computers, internal network cabling offers an enormous advantage to all businesses allowing sharing of documents, emails and other data as well as the syncing of all internet connections, intranets and printing, faxing or scanning equipment. Networking is crucial in most organisations and offers significant time saving and productivity increasing benefits.
Structured Network Cabling System
Structured cabling is a generic communication wiring scheme found in most commercial and residential phone systems. Such cabling is able to support a wide range of audio and data communication types including phone systems, internet, video systems and more. A structured network cabling system is designed to be compatible with all technological communications required within the home or office providing one streamlined network for all systems and minimizing installation, maintenance and repair costs. Each structured network cabling system is comprised of a number of subsystems that are connected to work together throughout the building as a unified cabling system allowing expansion and growth without the need for an entirely new system but merely changes to certain subsystems.
Installation of Network Cabling
Network cabling should always be installed by a trained, qualified and experienced cabling engineer or technician. There are a number of guidelines that must be followed to ensure a correctly installed data cabling including length limits of certain cables, cross wiring and more. The installer will work from a diagram or complex scheme so that the simplest and most inclusive network cabling routes are installed. Once the correct cables are installed, crossed and wired, configuration and programming can begin and testing can be completed. Request a guaranteed installation time from your installer so that you are able to schedule your business around it and experience minimal disruption to your daily operations.
The End of Network Cabling?
With the introduction of wireless technologies and capabilities, many experts of the telephonic industry are predicting the replacement of network cabling products with new and improved cable-free wireless technologies. This will significantly reduce labour, costs and disturbances to business but there is still a lot of research to be completed and improvements to be made before the need for network cabling disappears.
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