What type of cabling will you need for your new office or building?

There are a million and one things to do when moving to a new office building, none of them fun. Westcoast can take at least one of them off your hands by choosing which cabling system you’ll need by breaking down the various cable types so that you know which ones you need to install in your new space:

Structured cabling

The structured cabling system is the complete system of cabling and associated hardware which provides you with the comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. This infrastructure serves a variety of uses; for example, the structured cabling system can use telephone services or data transmission through a computer network. The computer network is the whole package and what you will need to get started. The structured cabling system should not be device dependent and should give you flexibility and scalability for future growth. This is the root of all systems and requires careful planning, engineering, installation, and inspection.

Server rooms

That weird, dark room where no one ever goes except your IT guy that’s your server room, and it contains some of your business’s most valuable and vital equipment. The speed and quality of your system depends on this room, and all the material inside of it must be designed and managed well, or it will slow down your systems and put your equipment at risk. The temperature and moisture levels need to be maintained, and a streamlined and organized room will maximize efficiency.

Voice and data cabling

Communication is key to any business. For internal and inter-office communications, voice, video, data and electronic cabling are all essential cabling systems that you will need. We all know how frustrating slow and spotty connections can be. These issues can drastically slow down the progress of your work environment and are bad for morale. You want fast and clear communication, so make sure that you have a quality system installed, and make sure it is built right the first time.

Fiber optics

Like the electric cable, the fiber optic cable is a revolutionary cabling system innovation that allows for large bandwidth, outstanding security and the ability to safeguard your office entirely from electromagnetic interference. The cables are typically coated individually with plastic layers and contained in a protective tube suitable for the environment where the cable will be used. Fiber optics are used for different applications, such as long-distance telecommunication, or providing a high-speed data connection between different parts of a building. Fiber optic cabling gives you the highest quality analog and digital communications and is used as the primary connection between your local networking equipment.

Modular connector

Typically known as a phone jack, the modular connector is an electrical connector, used for many other purposes, including the Telephone and Ethernet. Although the standard phone jack is quickly becoming obsolete, you are probably not quite ready to pull the plug on this traditional office cable.