There are a lot of smaller essential parts that come together to make up a network within a business or home. For example, cabling connects your equipment, hardware, and devices to each other and the overall network. Therefore, installing data and voice cabling correctly can make or break your business’s infrastructure.
What Type of Cable is Used in Voice Cabling?
Data or voice cabling comes in many different types. Most networks use CAT ethernet or fiber optic cabling. Which of these depends on the particular business, their needs, and the cable distance. While great for most companies, CAT 5, 5e, and 6 cablings fall short short when it comes to space. CAT cabling is constructed out of twisted copper and can transfer data at expected speeds for about 100m before losing momentum. At the same time, fiber cabling can maintain the ideal rates of 500m-2k. Smaller to medium-sized businesses will generally succeed with CAT5-6 cabling, but larger companies or those with high data traffic flow will likely have better results with fiber cabling.
Methods of Voice Cabling
Two primary methods to run voice cabling include Point to Point and Structured. Point to Point is when various server racks, equipment, and hardware are connected using “jumper” cables. While this method does work, it can quickly become highly disorganized. When you have a lot of equipment and racks with wires running between them, it is easy for a mess of tangled cables to form. With structured cabling, all equipment and racks connect to a central control unit called the Main Distribution Area (MDA). The MDA can be used to make all types of changes, moves, and more. This method makes it easy to properly run and organize cables, as they all run in the same general direction. This system is also much more efficient for making widespread upgrades or updates.
The Importance of Proper Installation
Improper cabling can cause many issues for any business or home. If cables are not connected to the right spots or are tangled and kinked to damage the wires, it can lead to multiple difficulties and malfunctioning. These issues may not arise immediately, but before you know it, equipment isn’t working right, or devices are not getting data sent. Even worse, this can be a complex problem to solve sometimes because the issue is in the mess of cables. For example, you must solve the problem in chaos if the cable modem with voice works correctly.
Looking For Professionals to Run Your Voice Cabling?
If you need voice cabling or audio-visual cable run in your business, let Network Connections Inc help you. We have been working in this field for decades, which has given us a level of experience to help create the most influential tech ecosystem for any business. If you have questions about our services, please call us at (215) 442-5533.