TV Net provides full-service structured data cabling installation in Cardiff. Our cabling specialists offer efficient, flexible and cost-effective data cabling services with the minimum disruption to your business. Our accredited engineers will test existing network cabling installations and perform a detailed site survey prior to designing and planning your installation.
Structured cabling refers to the various categories of cabling including Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a/10gb, Cat 7, Cat 7a and Fibre-optic cables. Our installations provide businesses and other organisations with a flexible, scalable communications system allowing you to easily add devices such as desktop computers, laptops, phones and printers to your network cable. It is structured in the sense that we take an organised approach to cabling your office or building. Even with the growing popularity of wifi networks, the best way to ensure super-fast communication is with a traditional wired network. A structured cabling installation consists of various pieces of hardware including ethernet cable, RJ45 cable connectors, patch panels, network switches and routers.
A well-planned network installation will future proof your IT infrastructure for many years. You can simply add new devices as and when you need to, for example, when adding new employees to your network or installing AV equipment, IP CCTV and wireless access points.
Structured data cabling guarantees super-fast bandwidth for your business applications. Cat 5e cabling will support speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, while Cat 7 will support speeds of 10 Gbps which makes it suitable for large enterprise networks.
Structured network cabling rarely has faults but when it does, the simple nature of the cabling means it’s easy to find faults and fix them. Maintenance and support costs are therefore much lower than with unstructured cabling.
It’s really important when planning a network cabling project to get under the skin of the business or businesses that will be using the network. We have a detailed series of questions that allow us to understand your business requirements including the types of software that your business relies upon and the bandwidth that will be required to support your current and future business needs. Choose a solution with networking standards that deliver more than you currently require. This means establishing a budget that is costed over the lifetime of your investment, this can be 20 – 25 years.
When designing your network layout we prepare for every eventuality, we’ll ensure that you can utilise your existing office space and plan for the future. Once we understand how many workstations you need and where they will be located we plan the optimal positions for your outlets and patch panel as well as providing sufficient network coverage for network hardware such as wireless access points, building management systems and security systems.
Outsourcing the whole cabling installation to a professional cabling company will help you coordinate and manage the process. TV Net has been delivering future-proofed structured cabling services in Cardiff for many years. Get in touch with our experts for all of your structured cabling needs.
No matter how fast your voice and data cabling may be, your network will only ever run as fast as the slowest devices connected to it. So does the cabling you use really matter all that much?
Although recent years have seen major improvements in wireless technology, most office networks still rely, at least to some extent, on copper cabling. But there are many different standards for copper cables which can lead to some confusion. So, what are the various different types and what are their pros and cons?
Simply put, voice and data cabling is a system of cabling that can, as the name suggests, handle voice and/or data. This includes basic phone system cabling, data network cabling, coax cabling, server room cabling, surveillance camera wiring, video cabling, wireless network infrastructure cabling. Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and Cat7 are the major voice and data cabling standards.
There are many reasons why a structured cabling service system is far superior to conventional wiring systems. In a conventionally wired system, you will often find a jungle of tangled wires and cables going from computers to the hubs and then off to a main router. That’s not to mention further wiring snaking off to printers, scanners and webcams. This infrastructure will probably have been installed over a period of time by several different people, on an as-needed basis.
Structured cabling refers to any infrastructure that uses a number of standardised cabling elements. It can (and often does) include cables, computers, phones, printers and all other essential hardware that makes up an office/business network. Structured cabling is a more organised approach than conventional wiring and will manage the cabling for your entire infrastructure. It has the benefits of not only being neat and tidy but also incredibly easy to maintain and service.
Wired connections are generally a lot faster and more reliable than Wifi connections but it’s important to get the right data cables for your business. As the need for more bandwidth increases, the cables that form the arterial systems of your networks need to be able to keep up the demands of your business for many years to come.
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