The problem doesn’t always trace back to the computers themselves.
Sometimes, it’s your network
See why having IT professionals that are licensed (experienced) for low voltage cabling is important?
Your devices can communicate only as well as the cabling that links them will allow. Broken cabling and bad connections lower the speed of your network or stop the flow of data altogether.
The types of low voltage cabling or network cable used in our structured cabling installations include:
“I can do the low voltage cabling for you.”
Maybe you’ve heard this before from a well-meaning electrician in a renovation or new build scenario.
Here’s the truth about that situation.
Electrical contractors (with a few exceptions) are not properly trained and qualified for low voltage cabling.
Although high voltage cables and low voltage cables are essentially wires, the installation of the two types of cabling couldn’t be different.
We’ll not take time to explain all the technical differences between low voltage and high voltage cabling, but here’s something to think about.
Electrical contractors that aren’t working with low voltage cabling (and especially fiber optic cabling) tend to treat these delicate cables and sensitive connectors in the same rough manner that they employ in pulling the high voltage cabling. While the high voltage cabling can handle the shoving and tugging around corners and through holes, the fine copper wires in low voltage cabling and the tiny thread of glass/plastic inside fiber optic lines are likely to break and cause problems for you.
See why having IT professionals that are licensed for low voltage cabling is important?
Yes! We do that too!
Before a structured cabling project makes it to the installation phase, a qualified tech must draw up plans for the network that take into account the following factors.
Each of these items factor into a design for your structured cabling layout.
Troubleshooting low voltage cabling is tricky. Sometimes, it’s finding something as small as a broken strand of wire inside a cable or dust on a fiber-optic connection.
But we have good news!
We do the impossible every day.
Our structured cabling professionals have worked on so many installs and troubleshooting calls that we know exactly how to find problems, address them, and get you back to working at full speed again.