Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling

The communications infrastructure of your business depends–at the most basic level–on your structured cabling system. Although this area generates the lowest costs of maintaining your network, its importance is crucial. Your cabling and connections determine how dependable your system is, and the quality of transmissions is directly proportional to the structured cabling decisions that you make.

Choosing the Right Wiring Standard

The wiring standards for your cabling network infrastructure are T568a and T568b. The two wiring standards should never be combined on the same cable. The best practice–if you’re renting your office space–is to use Cat5e and Cat6 cabling, which are the most popular and widely used. If you own your building, you might want to invest in a higher quality system such as fiber optics. The right structured cabling system transmits data flawlessly, enables high-speed Internet connections in conference rooms and automates equipment such as automatic doorways, medical equipment and hospital refrigeration systems.

Creating the Ideal Infrastructure

Most cabling upgrades last for two or three generations of system upgrades, but if you’re having performance issues, it’s best to be proactive and upgrade your cabling system. Your service provider’ lines stop at your Network Interface Device or internal cabling system. Each system is unique because of the following variables:

  • Building architecture where the cabling system is situated
  • Function of the cabling system
  • Configuration of currently installed communications systems
  • Cable and connection products used
  • Customer needs

The best systems are not device-dependent but support multiple devices and systems such as telephone, Internet and ethernet services. Structured systems might include automated entrance facilities, vertical and horizontal pathways throughout the building, equipment rooms, multi-user telecommunications outlet facilities, cross-connect facilities and consolidation and transition points. Your cabling system might become quite complex, which is why you need an expert team of professionals to design and install your system.

Connecting with Optimal Hardware

The U.S. cabling system follows the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, standards. These guidelines establish the rules–in conjunction with TIA/EIA–for designing, installing and maintaining cabling systems. When installing the cabling for communications systems, you also need the choose the right connectors and hardware. We carry a full line of the right hardware for the cabling we sell, so that will never be a problem when you hire us to design your cabling system in the Las Vegas area.

Conforming to Physical and Transmission-Line Requirements

Depending on your needs, we can build an organized structure that enhances workplace applications, simplifies system upgrades and connects seamlessly to the latest audiovisual communication systems at reduced operating costs. We can use cutting-edge fiber optic cable for companies that have reached the limits of the bandwidth offered by Cat6 cables.

Communication system needs grew geometrically over the last 10-15 years, and companies often end up with a cluttered cabling system where it’s difficult to find connections, remove obsolete cables and maximize efficiency. Our expert teams at Low Volt can design a system that minimizes expenses while preventing downtime. Haphazard growth in your cabling room can result in large masses of cords that are impossible to trace efficiently. Tangled lines reduce air flow, which can make switches fail. Removing a cable from this kind of Gordian knot can put stress on other lines.

Cabling Considerations

Your network cabling system becomes increasingly critical for today’s business operations. That’s why it’s critical to choose the right installation partner for your needs. Network cabling can function well with Cat5e cabling, but many companies use Power over Ethernet, of PoE devices, Voice-over-Internet Protocol, or VoIP, systems and camera systems that open automatic doors. Category 6 cables work better for these types of systems.

Your network cabling proves critical to business operations in almost every area–communications with customers, internal communications, Internet access and interactions with service providers, suppliers, outside salespeople and stakeholders. Nobody can predict exactly how technology advances will affect your cabling needs in the future, but your system should be flexible enough to last for a minimum of 10 years. If your cables don’t work properly, you lose time, business and customers.

Our company has the experience, skills and products to ensure a successful and scalable cabling structure that should last for several generations of device upgrades. In the Las Vegas area, Low Volt can design a system that meets the technology needs of one of the world’s most demanding metropolises where instant communications across multiple platforms are critical. Our team is dependable, knowledgeable and security conscious, and we always deliver the type of infrastructure, cabling and connectors that will ensure efficient communications in the present and future.