Network Cabling Things To Remember

There are several factors that must be taken into account when it comes to Network Cabling. We have listed a few of them below.

1. Using cable management

It is important to use cable management while installing your network. Adding a rack-based cable management makes ongoing maintenance much easier. It keeps the cables from tangling and looking like a spaghetti mess hanging from your system. There are a few types of cable managers to use, depending on your specific set up. Shoreworx Communications will help you to know which types are best for your needs.

2. Keep cables away from “noisy” fixtures and devices

Electrical interference will wreak havoc on your cabling infrastructure. Be sure to plan your cable pathway so that it is not near fluorescent lighting, electrical wiring, motors or anything else that will cause “noise” on your data cables.

3. Follow all codes, laws and ordinances

This is extremely important one example could save lives in the event of a fire, the use of PVC jacketed cables are prohibited in plenum areas. When PVC burns, it gives off toxic fumes that are hazardous to breathe in. There are cables specifically created for plenum areas.

4. Be sure to follow cabling standards

Standards are in place for very good reasons. The cabling standards to take into consideration how the cables are twisted within the jacket. Any deviation from the standards can cause interference in the cable and will have a bad impact on your network. The standards I mention are known as EAI/TIA-A and B, which dictates the method in which you data cables are to be terminated.

5. Run cables for future use

If you are planning on adding more devices to your network in the future, it may be a good idea to run an extra cable or two. This will cause less work to have to be done when you are ready to install new devices. Think about the future of your companies needs in order to determine if it is necessary.

Shoreworx Communications is a leader in Network Cabling. We have highly trained technicians who work hard to make sure your needs are met. Contact us today to schedule your free site survey! 440-808-8448 


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