Installation and Maintenance of Building and Campus Backbone LAN SAN IT Cabling Infrastructures
We install and maintain LAN network telecom backbone cables of all types.
Backbone cabling infrastructures are generally a star wired point-to-point cable topology and distributed normally on optical fibre but can be high speed copper cabling systems. These cables often run between separate buildings and telecom rooms, but can be high density cabling between racks in Computer rooms or Data Centres.
We are able to offer full certification testing capabilities with manufacturer-backed 25 year warranties on our cabling installations.
We undertake cabling installation projects throughout the south of England including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Middlesex, Surrey and West Sussex.
LAN & SAN IT Cabling Infrastructures
All You Need to Know:
Often multimode and single mode fibre optics are used for intercoms room links and in network LAN & SAN environments where high bandwidth and high densities of ports are required. However, often copper high speed Cat 6a cables can be used as well as or instead of fibre optics, especially within a common commercial building.
Here are some of the cabling examples we install for our customers:
Panel links use copper or fibre optics, and are used between equipment & server racks. These links remove the need for long patch leads and help keep the cabling system properly managed and tidy. A must for installations with multiple racks.
Similar to panel links, used for distributing switch or blade ports into other racks to save on patch leads between racks - a neat way to keep patching away from the switch infrastructure. This helps to create an environment where critical active infrastructure kit can be swapped out quickly and easily.
Pre-terminated, data-centre-focused, very high density optical fibres, can be deployed quickly.
In simplistic terms, bandwidth in Network communications refers to the speed of the equipment, cabling & protocols operating over the combined systems. Higher bandwidth means more speed.
Network communications are measured in Bits per second 1 Gigabit (1Gb/s) is 1 Billion bits per second. Cat 6 and Cat 6A cables support 10Gb/s.
These come in pair counts: from 10 - 100 pairs generally, but cables of 200 pairs are not uncommon and we have 1000+ pair cables in very large telecoms infrastructures - used for transporting analogue voice grade circuits around, as well as ADSL ISDN and generally low speed protocols. Becoming obsolete replaced by IP services.
A type of fibre optic cabling used for shorter links OM1 - OM5 support speeds up to 100Gb/s.
A type of fibre optic cabling used for longer links - OS2 can support high speeds at long distances. Significantly cheaper cable than multimode.
Small form pluggable and is either an LC interface for fibre or an RJ45 for copper. Used on LAN & device hardware. The correct type and speed needs to be specified depending on the cables used. Often used for backbone, equipment, SAN links.
Storage area network, normally requires minimum cabling or wire speeds of 10Gb/s, using high density multimode or single mode optical fibre links.
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