Voice and Data Cabling
Structured voice and data cabling is the foundation of a successful, intelligent, building network and the basic investment on which all other network equipment depends. Now, more than ever, businesses need to focus on communications basics, which start with the supporting infrastructure that bears the load and distributes your vital business information.
Businesses today expect their IT and Communications investment to impact their bottom line, increase sales, decrease operational costs, and improve product quality. Starting with a quality voice and data cabling infrastructure is the foundation that makes this happen.
Structured voice and data cabling has the longest life cycle of any technology being purchased today, yet it only comprises 5% of the total network investment. The cost of network downtime continues to go up and poor cabling is the source a high proportion of the time. The value of investing in a quality voice and data cabling infrastructure is easy to justify when you consider the implications caused by network downtime.
Whether you’re building a new location or want to upgrade your existing voice and data cabling infrastructure, Digital Consulting Group deploys the products and services needed to design and build voice and data communications infrastructures that will serve your existing and future strategic business needs.
Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of standards that specify wiring data centers, offices, and apartment buildings for data or voice communications using various kinds of cable. Structured cabling is the design and installation of a cabling system that will support multiple hardware systems uses and be suitable for today’s needs and those of the future.
Regardless of copper cable type (Cat5e/Cat6/Cat6A) the maximum distance is 90m for the permanent link installation and an allowance for 10m of patch cords at the ends combined. Cat5e and Cat6 can both effectively run PoE applications up to 90m. However, due to power dissipation there is better performance and power efficiently with Cat6A cabling running POE devices if being incorporated into a new design.