Setting up a new network cable installation is a job performed best by a professional team. The system and construction needs of this job vary by business and building layout, and one miscalculation by a do-it-yourselfer could lead to an entire system crash. However, if handled by the proper professionals, a network can be created to take any business to the next level.
Building onto an existing system or beginning a brand new network cable installation both require new equipment for data cabling and minor construction. A cool, dry room with easy access to drill out data drops should be selected for the server room. If possible, this should be a room that is not used for any heating or other electrical needs. If this cannot be prevented, plenum wrapped wire should be used to prevent surges, overheating and electrical fires.
Deciding the proper bandwidth needed by a system is best left to the experts. A small media production company would need a system installed that can operate up to four times faster than an entire firm running office programs. Expensive repair costs as well as crippling one’s system can occur if a company’s modem does not support the necessary bandwidth.
The two main connections used today are the Cat 5e and Cat 6. Most homeowners and small businesses are easily supported by the Cat 5e connection. This connection provides a bandwidth that supports streaming up to 1000mbps and eliminates most crosstalk in areas with large numbers data drops. Large businesses and media companies will need a Cat 6 connection cable. This streams data at gigabytes per second and eliminates all crosstalk between different data drops. For this connection to work, all of the network equipment used must be gigabyte rated. From selecting the best equipment to the best location for the server room and data drops, this is a job always handled best by a trained network cable installation team.