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Structured LAN Cabling

We at Advance Vision provide infrastructure Network Cabling solutions that help companies leverage our technology expertise and solutions to optimize their IT environments and enhance their business. We do this through a culture that drives extremely high customer and employee satisfaction.

Voice and Data Cabling – Network cabling carries the lifeblood of your organization – information. To minimize expensive data network problems, AdvanceVision Infrastructure Solutions follows strict installation and testing guidelines.

Cat 5, Cat 6 Cable

Today, your network cabling system carries the lifeblood of your organization – information. The installation, material, quality of cable and testing procedures are all much more critical in data wiring than in voice. The main reason for this is that networks today are designed to carry large amounts of information at incredible speeds. To accomplish this over unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP), many different criterion must be met.

Who sets the criteria and standards for network cabling? Well, the three major players are The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE – commonly called I-triple-E ) who work on developing new protocols, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronic Industry Alliance (TIA/EIA) who issue the standards and testing procedures. Suffice it to say that these people have been busy over the past 12 years – as we’ve seen network speeds increase from 10 million bits of information per second, over Category 3 wire, back in 1991 to 1 billion bits (called Gigabit Ethernet) today. With bandwidth increasing and reliance on the network at all time high, getting information to where it needs to be is becoming more challenging than ever. Ask any IT Manager what their most common network problem is and you will most likely hear them rant about cabling issues. In fact, cabling problems, which account for over 50% of network problems, cost companies millions annually. The most common problems are:

  • Low attenuation
  • Poor NEXT (near-end crosstalk)
  • Poor ACR (attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio)
  • Poor delay skew (data arrives at different times)
  • Impedance
  • Poor return loss (also known as “echo”)
  • Poor ELFEXT (equal-level far-end crosstalk) numbers for cable, connecting hardware and channel
  • Splices in cable
  • Mis-labeled cables

All of these problems can be avoided if the cabling is installed and tested properly. The cable must be installed following strict and specific guidelines and the testing must be done using the right equipment calibrated for the latest standards (called certification). Advance Vision provides this with each cabling installation.

Our services include

  • Network Cabling Design & Installation.
  • Structured Cabling Installation – Cat 5e & 6.
  • Wireless Access Point Network Installation.
  • Fiber Optic Cabling.
  • IT Equipment Installations.
  • Patch Panels Installations.

Quickly and cost-efficiently adapting to emerging technologies, from new or upgraded LANs to IP security updates, is a critical function of a well-built IT infrastructure. The backbone of this infrastructure is a robust structured cabling system. A structured cabling system that is able to easily integrate the latest technologies helps your business stay ahead of the competition, while reducing overall infrastructure costs. No one understands this more than Advance Vision

“Whether you need to roll out a networked system, upgrades your LAN, or installs a new cabling infrastructure, trust the experts at Advance Vision to help you on your path to success.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Should I install category 5e or category 6?

A. As in most cases in our technology driven world, we are always promised that faster is better. However, category 5e will in the vast majority of cases be perfectly acceptable to most business needs. Correctly installed systems will guarantee a throughput of 100Mbps backed by manufacturer’s warranties. In some cases throughput of 1000Mbps will be achieved. It is therefore imperative to understand your business requirement before making a decision. Category 6, if correctly installed and backed by warranty will guarantee 1000Mbps.

Q. When and why should I have fibre optic cable installed?

A. Copper structured cabling solutions are designed to work up to 100metres in length which includes all fly and patch leads. Going outside of these set lengths can lead to degradation in data rates, and in extreme cases can flood the network with retries causing slow network speeds. Multimodefibre solutions are better designed to work up to 2 Km in length. In a nutshell, the design and structure of the site will normally dictate the type of cable to be run.

Q. What should I receive at the end of an installation?

A. All installations are accompanied by a complete set of test results for every cable. It is also helpful to have floor plans marked to show outlet positions.

Q. Why are test results important to me?

A. Test results will show the “state” of the cable at time of installation, should there be a problem with any outlet in the future these test results allow a base line audit to take place.

Q. Should my cable system be documented?

A. There are no laid down rules for documentation, however, larger installations gain enormous benefits from having full installation plans, cabinet layouts and patching charts. At the very minimum a schematic diagram should be available in the event of network additions or for maintenance purposes.

To consult with an Advance Vision representative regarding your needs, call us now at 9730074350. To request more information or a quote, please contact us by email:  info@advancevision.net