smplsolutions provides complete cabling services, including fiber optic cable installation. As a licensed, insured and bonded contractor smplsolutions follows the latest TIA/EIA installation practices and standards as well as the latest in building code requirements.
Our methodical approach to cabling, server room design, and technology relocation services has evolved over years of successful application. Our Technology Everything™ approach, combined with regular progress meetings, ensures a continuous flow of information, client involvement and project feedback. Experience, proper preparation and attention to detail contribute to keeping change orders to a minimum, if not eliminating them altogether. The benefits of realistic, strict scheduling and careful supervision ensure timely completion.
Benefits of Fiber Optic Cabling
1. High Speed Signals
Fiber optic cables can carry signals 10 to 100 times faster than copper.
2. Easy Installation
Fiber is significantly thinner and less rigid than standard cables, making the installation process easier
3. Low Signal Degradation
Fiber is less likely to lose a signal than copper wire is.
Since it’s less likely to drop a signal, fiber optic cables require lower power transmitters to complete the job.
They don’t carry electrical currents, thereby eliminating the risk of sparks and fire.
The right cabling and server room solution can make significant improvements in your company’s productivity and, mostimportantly, improve your bottom line! The proper “Wire Once” design and installation can be a virtual superhighway for your data network and communication system. Our “Wire Once” design and installation enables us to work with you to evaluate your company’s present and anticipated future needs in order to build a solution that won’t require expensive and disruptive future additions or upgrades.
A significant number of businesses are hindered by the installation of inferior or sub-standard cabling and server rooms. We want to make sure business owners and IT personnel never again experience poorly designed server rooms, which are temperamental, difficult to troubleshoot, disruptive to business, and ultimately lead to a reduction in your business performance. smplsolutions is here to help you maximize your Return on Technology®.
The Current State of Cabling
Around the turn of the new millennium (the early 2000’s), cabling began moving in the direction of a “universal” approach in which all connections, for both voice and data, are made with a minimum of CAT 5E or CAT 6, aka “data”, cable and hardware. Historically, cabling consisted of a “voice” cable (CAT 3) to each location where a phone or fax would be placed, and often a “data” cable (CAT 5) was only added when a data connection at a particular location was anticipated. It is easy to see that the historical methodology is less compatible with today’s significant increase in the use of network data connections and the continuing convergence of communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, and high speed data as they are transmitted over the same systems and medium.
“Universal Cabling” is the installation of “data capable” cable for ALL cabling in the system (CAT 5E or CAT 6). No “voice only” cable is used (CAT 3). All Universal Cables terminate at the workstation side on an RJ45 outlet and at the server room side on a rack mounted patch panel. In the server room “Plug-and-Play” patch cords are used for all connections between the rack mounted patch panel and the data switch, telephone system, or other similar types of equipment.
There are several significant long-term cost benefits associated with Universal Cabling as well as some considerable advantages:
- Any outlet at the workstation can be used for EITHER a telephone or a computer (or printer) by simply connecting the patch cord in the server room to the appropriate device port – no new cabling needs to be installed.
- Moving employees is made incredibly simple. Relocate company employees and their associated telephone and computer equipment from one office location to another simply by moving the patch cord connections. The cost savings in this feature alone can be significant over time: where a traditional cabling installation requires the assistance of a telephone technician to “re-cross-connect” the employee at the new location.
- As more and more companies move their communications to VoIP, the Cat 5E or Cat 6 cable is required for the VoIP phones to operate. In some cases, where the VoIP phone has a pass-through switch port in the bottom, companies can now install a single data cable to the desktop.
As technologies evolve, there is a growing need for businesses to process larger and larger amounts of data and transport it at much faster speeds. Data cabling and the data center – the pathway that allows data to be transported from one server, workstation or network to another – has become one of the most critical components of a data network. It is estimated that on average, somewhere between 50% and 80% of all data transmission errors are caused by improper data cabling materials and/or installation. These errors stem mainly from improper installation techniques, poor planning and mismatched cabling components.
Many businesses are now facing the need to have a supplemental wireless network solution (such as Ubiquiti Network or Xirrus) to work in tandem with their wired solution. The required expertise for design and layout of a wireless system is now just as important as the design for the wired system, especially with the move towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace.
Here at smplsolutions we design and install data network systems with only top-quality, warranty-backed and certified components. These components are matched and designed for maximum data transport, or “throughput” performance.
As a licensed, insured and bonded contractor smplsolutions follows the latest TIA/EIA installation practices and standards as well as the latest in building code requirements.
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