Running video cable is critical if a business wants its video equipment and hardware to work correctly. Adequately installed video cabling is an essential part of the infrastructure. If run incorrectly or disorganized, cabling can cause issues, leading to lost time and money. Video cabling is broad, and the correct setup will vary depending on business needs. Check out below to find out what video cable installation involves.
Types of Video Cables Used
There are several types of cable that are useful in video cabling. For example, depending on the connected equipment, the setup may use component video, coaxial, S-video, DVI, and HDMI cables. HDMI tends to be the standard nowadays, but the others are still in use.
Some cables will transfer data to and from various devices like computers and racks. For this purpose, CAT cables will likely be in use. There are multiple CAT cable types: CAT5, CAT5e, and CAT6. Each class has different speed capabilities, and the business needs will determine the best one for the job. Then, there are fiber optic cables, which are superior to CAT cables over long distances. Fiber tends to work better for large-scale businesses with a lot of space, equipment, and data that need to transfer regularly.
The Importance of An Organized Video Cable Install
If a business has a lot of equipment and hardware that needs to be connected, there can be a lot of cables running around. Of course, if not managed properly, these video cables can become a tangled mess that becomes a hazard. Many businesses use a cabling method called Point to Point, where “jumper” patch cables connect various devices and equipment all between each other. Unfortunately, this often results in a tangled maze of wires that can cause difficulties. It becomes a tripping hazard, kinked or tight threads can begin not to function correctly, and it becomes difficult to locate the source when there is an issue.
Here at Network Connections, we use a method called structured cabling. Instead of separately connecting every device or rack between each other, we run everything to a central unit called the Main Distribution Center. This central unit can make changes, updates, and more. The central unit saves space, allows for much better cable management, and helps prevent issues with equipment.
Ready to Have Your Video Cable Install Done Right the First Time?
Network Connections was founded almost three decades ago, and since then, we have helped numerous businesses with their cabling needs. Our decades of experience have allowed us to become experts in installing cable in the most efficient, organized, and quick way. We understand how vital cabling is to a business’s proper functioning and production, which is why we do the best job possible. In addition, we have multiple package options available to fit virtually any business or budget.
If you have questions about our cabling services or want to work with us, please contact us at (215) 442-5533. We can’t wait to help your business become more efficient than ever.