Remodeling your office? Changing the floor plan or taking over additional space in your office building to accommodate growth?
Or, are you needing to upgrade your network? Do you need greater speeds? If you’re upgrading your network hardware you need to verify your data cable is up to speed. Do you have category 5 network cables or lower? Are these cables terminated correctly on a patch panel? If not, then you need to start thinking about your network cabling.
Networking cables are the infrastructure to your organization’s computer network. They are used to connect one network device to other network devices or to connect two or more computers to share printers, scanners etc.
Despite the new innovation in wireless technologies, many office computer networks still rely on cables as a physical medium for devices to transfer data. Why? Cables allow for maximum bandwidth and potentially greater security for the network.
To get started with the remodel, expansion, consolidation or upgrade, you’ll need to review with your network cabling installation contractor. Not only to install cable to the new desks but also to evaluate whether your existing network cabling will be up to standards.
Helping companies with their network cabling installations is a cornerstone of our business and we get called out for a variety of reasons. For example, one client occupied the 5th and 6th floor of their office building. They took advantage of an opportunity to expand and take over the 7th floor, as well. Not only did they need new network cabling on the 7th floor for the new offices but by having more room, they changed the layout of their existing 5th and 6th floors to group departments together for increased productivity. This required new network cabling on all three floors.
Another client wanted to upgrade their computer network for more bandwidth, faster speed, and wireless access. They had a very large facility and cables could only be run so far, so several wiring closets were needed to cover the area. We were able to install a fiber optic backbone from one wiring closet to another to provide the ability for more bandwidth and faster speed. Then we installed Cat 6A cables to connect individual work stations to the wiring closets. Finally, we installed wireless access points to allow users more flexibility and the ability to remain connected to the computer network no matter where they are in the building or if they are moving around the building.
Whether you are upgrading your computer network to boost productivity, adding more access points, or need to clean up the nightmare of old cables in your wiring closet, call a network cabling contractor, like us, first to determine your needs. Give us a call at 630-860-2266. We are happy to answer any of your questions.