|Structured cabling is the foundation of a successful
Intelligent Building Network and the basic investment on which all other
network equipment depends.
What are the standards for Structured
The central standard that specifies a generic
telecommunications cabling system to support a multi-product, multi-vendor
environment is the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A, "Commercial Building Telecommunications
Cabling Standard." This standard was developed and approved by committees of
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Telecommunications
Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronics Industry Association (EIA).These
committees are composed of representatives from various manufacturers,
distributors and customers in the networking industry. The ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A
standard establishes performance and technical criteria for various system
configurations and components.
Question: Why do I need
communications of any medium is of importance to you, then it is the very
foundation of your business. If you want to protect your organization for
future years to come, a solid, structured cabling system, built to handle
future applications, is your best insurance policy. With offices and
distribution facilities serving every major market throughout the world,
Universal Voice / Data is a true operation that can deliver on our promise to
provide the best network cabling solutions on the market
Structured cabling is
designed to run anything, anywhere, at any time.
Structured cabling eliminates the need to follow one vendor's rules concerning
cable types, connectors, distances or topology. It allows for the installation
of cabling in a facility once and the adapting of that cabling for any
application-from telephone to an Ethernet or Token Ring local area network
(LAN) or an emerging technology like ATM (Asynchronous Transfer
cabling plant is made possible with standards adopted by both the cable plant
manufacturers and by the electronic manufacturers. If an end-user also follows
these same standards, then any application, cable, connector or electronic
device built for compliance will work in the same system.
Computer Technology changes it seems almost every single
day and is ever more difficult to keep up with. A system purchased today,
renders it "outdated" by tomorrows standards. The life span of a pc is 3 years
or less before new operating systems, software and the innovations of hardware
set their state to "non-efficient". Switches, Routers and Wireless devices are
only as good as the medium that connects them to servers and the internet. In
the every changing network environment, an efficient structured cabling core is
a must. It is the building block from which to start a reliable
Question: We have 2
buildings, or an "outside" plant. Can we incorporate these 2 locations within a
Outside Plant Protection, Splicing, and Support. These are three key
elements of a campus-wide outside plant network. The term "outside plant"
refers to the physical portion of the network that is located outside of
company buildings. You're outside plant network links your employee's to the
world, and we offer a comprehensive selection of products to be utilized
between the employee premise demarcation point and the central office.
contemplating a network design, we'll help you meet today's needs while
providing for the future. After evaluating current and planned applications and
hardware, as well as evaluating the facility, we'll recommend cable types,
capacities and network topology. And we'll protect your investment by building
in headroom for expansion without overbuilding the network.
installing your infrastructure as a single, logically interconnected system
provides demonstrated economic and performance benefits. Our approach
eliminates duplication in materials and labor, optimizes your building space
through the use of shared pathways, and reduces compatibility issues that can
delay installation and sacrifice performance. Our design team and project
managers work directly with you making sure that every detail is to your
satisfaction, whether it be the color of the face plates you would like, where
to run cable trays, or even the way the racks face in a room. We will do it
right the first time.
Question: How can Universal
Voice Data help?
Universal Voice / Data has BICSI®* - certified
Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs) on staff to assist in
developing "total communications solutions" that integrate structured cabling,
system-wide paging, telephony and other building systems. Designing the
infrastructure as a single, logically interconnected system eliminates
duplicated materials and labor, reduces compatibility issues, and optimizes
space utilization with shared pathways.
Whether you require fiber-optic or UTP cabling, it
is installed by proficient technicians for the successful installation of your
multi-structured cable environment. We also fully test the installed network
and document conformance with ANSI/TIA/EIA installation standards and
applicable codes. Our project managers are competent, knowledgeable but yet
easy to understand. We are here to help you in the best possible way to create
strength and stability for your business with structured cabling.
|| In this ever more
demanding world of increased expectations and requirements, the pace of
technology will not slow. Our appetite for improving our lives and our
businesses continues to drive forward into an advanced technological society,
seeking the ultimate in communications with our world. Now, more than ever,
businesses need to focus on the IT basics- the supporting infrastructure with a
solid core back bone, that will bear the load and distribute your vital
business information globally.
The world has
changed. The way we work, the way we shop and entertain, the way we
communicate, travel, the way we live, are all drastically different than just a
few short years ago. Technology is better than it has even been. Communication
is faster and expectations have never been higher. Today, information for
virtually everything is at our fingertips and tomorrows technology is
limited only by our imagination.
| What is fiber
cabling? Optical fiber (or "fiber optic") refers to the medium and the
technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses
along a glass or plastic wire or fiber. Optical fiber carries much more
information than conventional copper wire and is in general not subject to
electromagnetic interference and the need to retransmit signals. Most telephone
company long-distance lines are now of optical fiber. In addition to requiring
less power, Fiber is also faster. Copper wire, the current medium for
connecting PC components, offers data transfer rates of about 10gbps (gigabits
per second), and Intel expects rates to reach 20gpbs over the next few years.
optical push comes as part of an industry-wide concern about the future of
processor design. For years, manufacturers, obsessed with performance, added
transistors and boosted clock speed. Now however, the industry is butting up
against the laws of physics. Transistor bloat is creating a situation where
extreme amounts of power are being corralled into tiny spaces, and this puts
pressure on the inter-connects.