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The Importance Of Data Cabling Networks

Data networks are a fundamental part of the economy. The right network enables so much more than communication. It allows small businesses to improve the way they do business, and expand into a medium sized company, perhaps expand and grow to a corporate company.

Corporate companies definitely need a top of the line network to keep all the employees in communication, as well as to communicate with other branches of the business, around the country of perhaps overseas.

Extending from the business side of things, one of the core and utmost important areas that require the best networks are in schools, colleges and universities. These facilities will require ICT structured cabling.

These are the places training the youth of today for the next generation of skilled workers, of which some will go onto become employers, and may even be the next budding entrepreneur. Bringing innovation up a level and making further improvements to the superior technology we have at the moment.

Regardless what is that your business does, be it recruitment, education, wholesale, retail, or service provision… having the right network in place will help boost productivity around your facility.

Every building, whether it’s commercial or residential has networking integrated into the facility. It’s naked to the eye as it’s all integrated into the walls. It’s an unsightly setup, but it is a requirement to ensure the best performance.

No network cables can be pulled tightly together, and perhaps tied so they’re neat. They need to hang loosely as there are electrical currents being transmitted via the cables.

Those currents are what power the networks, but more importantly, they need to be kept loose to minimise the static interference.

The technical term for that is near end cross talk, referred to as NEXT.

By minimising the near end cross talk, you’re able to increase the speed, efficiency, and the quality of communications from the network.

What people often mistake with their ISPs is that the data speeds that they expect are the downfall of the service provider. That may be the speed you are getting, but if you haven’t the optimum network set up on site, you won’t be receiving that speed.

To get the best speed you need to have the right network installed, using the right cables, in the right spots, and ensuring that all terminations are wired correctly to ensure consistency in your network, with no intermittent problems.

A simple misconnection could be enough to throw the entire network into chaos.

That’s one of the many reasons that it’s advised to always consult a professional network engineer prior to tampering with your existing network.

That’s where the benefits of bringing in a professional network engineer can come to your assistance.

In the event that you do have an upgrade done to your existing network, many installation providers, will offer a guarantee. That can be as long as ten to fifteen years, and often covers network maintenance as well.

When you’re reliant on technology, and we all are pretty much accustomed to our devices, software, mobile Wi-Fi, apps and all the other little things that make life that bit easier, but you need to know your network is working for you, for those little bits to work.

That’s where the network maintenance service comes in handy.

It’s not always the case that because your network is running slow or experiencing intermittent loss of service, that you need to completely upgrade your network infrastructure.

If you’re experiencing intermittent problems, it could be that there’s a simple misconnection at one of your existing terminal points. The problem is identifying which one is knocking your network off.

For the experienced network engineer, that’s a simple problem to solve. It just takes running some tests on the network, to ensure that all the cabling, patches and termination points are operational.

Those cable tests can identify a minute repair as all that’s required, if you’re already using a cat 5 cabling network or higher.

Revamping to a structured data network isn’t always necessary as there often more affordable solutions that bring your network up to super speeds, just by using the right components, in the right place, and ensuring that near end cross talk is minimized.

All of this works to deliver top of the range networks to the workplace, or educational facilities ensuring business owners are able to be the most productive with their technology, and schools have the sufficient speeds to run a network of computers, to enhance the learning experience.

When it comes to offices, it’s the network that can make it possible to implement sophisticated telecommunications technology, perhaps integrating video conferencing with the minimum of buffering, through the high-speed connection.

Using a qualified and competent data network engineer, your entire project can be professionally managed from start to finish.

Installation in line with the best industry practices, using Cat 5 cabling, 5e, at approx 90 meters with an allowance of 10 meters for patching to the termination, ensuring that the cable run never exceeds the recommended 100m length. That’s the only way to ensure there’s no static interference slowing your network down.

The static interference can become an issue so where there is that problem, a network engineer will know the different types of cables, and which is best for the purposes it's being installed for. Minimizing NEXT, or using twisted pair copper wire, to boost the speed of data transfer.

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Skills: Data Cabling Installer, Cat6 Cabling, Structured Cabling Install, Cat5 Cable Testing, Validation, Termination

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