There are many reasons why your computer network needs reliable cabling – and, there are many cabling choices and variables out there you need to carefully weigh. That’s why you need an expert cabling team to help you find just the right computer network cabling set-up for your business IT infrastructure.
Being in business these days demands that companies be properly connected with the right data network cabling. And, the best way to be connected for doing 21st Century business is with structured network cabling. Below, we’ve provided 5 of the top benefits of structured network cabling on your computer network:
A structured computer network cabling system unifies your IT network for data, voice and video. That unified structure reduces the need for updates and lowers your maintenance costs. Additionally, any additions, moves or changes can be made within the system with ease, saving your company both time and money.
With structured cabling on your computer network, you won’t need to continually call on a big team to keep your data center cabling under control, as it can be administered and managed by minimum staff. And, when changes do need to be made to the system, they can be done in a faster, more efficient way, with minimal disruption.
Structured computer network cabling exhibits high bandwidth, which means it will be able to support future applications or add-ons. These add-ons can include multimedia or video conferencing, with little interruption to your existing system. As a result, you get greater assurance your system won’t become prematurely dated. Thus, the use of structured wiring allows your system’s infrastructure to adapt to your future telecommunications requirements.
Handling multiple wiring systems can be difficult. A structured cabling system, however, consolidates your computer network wiring system into a single infrastructure that transfers data in multiple formats. This flexibility also makes the system easy to dismantle and move to a new location if needed
Where aesthetics enters into the equation, structured cabling creates a cleaner, more un-cluttered look than a point-to-point cabling or multiple wiring system. A cabling system plagued with too many wires can slow functionality, but a unified system is more efficient and easy to use.
The benefits of structured network cabling simply can’t be underestimated when deciding on the telecommunications network that’s best for your company. To have a simplified system with room for growth, and one that maximizes functionality, saving your business both time and money, structured cabling for your computer network is the best way to go.
Why Best-in-Class Transmission Matters
The transmission media (often referred to in the literature as the physical media) used to link devices to form a computer network include electrical cable (Ethernet cable, HomePNA, power line communication, G.hn), optical fiber (fiber-optic communication), and radio waves (wireless networking). In the OSI model, these are defined at layers 1 and 2 — the physical layer and the data link layer.
A widely adopted family of transmission media used in local area network (LAN) technology is collectively known as Ethernet. The media and protocol standards that enable communication between networked devices over Ethernet are defined by IEEE 802.3. Ethernet transmits data over both copper and fiber cables. Wireless LAN standards (e.g. those defined by IEEE 802.11) use radio waves, or others use infrared signals as a transmission medium. Power line communication uses a building’s power cabling to transmit data.
Whatever type, style, and arrangement you select, remember – top of the line and best-in-class wins the day over cutting corners.
Examining Wired Technologies
Bundle of glass threads with light emitting from the ends…it’s a somewhat dazzling image, and illustrates a picture of how your data is transmitted around the world.
Fiber optic cables are used to transmit light from one computer/network node to another. The orders of wired technologies are generally rated from slowest to fastest transmission speed. Transmission speeds range from 200 million bits per second to more than 500 million bits per second.
ITU-T G.hn technology uses existing home wiring (coaxial cable, phone lines and power lines) to create a high-speed (up to 1 Gigabit/s) local area network
Twisted pair wire is the most widely used medium for all telecommunication. Twisted-pair cabling consist of copper wires that are twisted into pairs. Ordinary telephone wires consist of two insulated copper wires twisted into pairs.
Computer network cabling (wired Ethernet as defined by IEEE 802.3) consists of 4 pairs of copper cabling that can be utilized for both voice and data transmission. The use of two wires twisted together helps to reduce crosstalk and electromagnetic induction. The transmission speed ranges from 2 million bits per second to 10 billion bits per second. Twisted pair cabling comes in two forms: unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted-pair (STP). Each form comes in several category ratings, designed for use in various scenarios.
(See: 2007 map showing submarine optical fiber telecommunication cables around the world.)
An optical fiber is a glass fiber. It carries pulses of light that represent data. Some advantages of optical fibers over metal wires are very low transmission loss and immunity from electrical interference.
Optical fibers can simultaneously carry multiple wavelengths of light, which greatly increases the rate that data can be sent, and helps enable data rates of up to trillions of bits per second. Optic fibers can be used for long runs of cable carrying very high data rates, and are used for undersea cables to interconnect continents.
With National Networks supplying all the technical know-how and hands-on support – you’ll never look anywhere else for your computer network cabling in Louisiana!
Ready for Better Computer Network Cabling Solutions?
If it’s time to gain optimum reliability, manageability, and scalability in your communications, contact the National Networks team now at (337) 474-4249 or (409) 724-0440 or firstname.lastname@example.org and get the computer network cabling solutions that meet all your business needs!Published on 16th August 2017 by Shawn Maggio