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What To Decide With A Technician Before Your Commercial Telephone And Data Cabling

Cabling in commercial spaces forms a vital infrastructure that allows voice connectivity to the telephones, as well as data connectivity to the computers, printers, faxes, display monitors and other equipment. If you are having a cabling service carried out in your work premises, here are the 3 things you may want to discuss with your technicians before the work commences.

How will the cables be pulled?  

During the cabling process, the telephone and data cables will have to be pulled from the data room to all the other different rooms where connectivity is required. It's important to discuss where the cables will be pulled through beforehand. Ideally, the cables should be pulled through the least conspicuous areas. Common cabling channels in commercial spaces include the walls, under the floor, and in the ceiling. By passing the cables through these areas, they are kept out of sight, which allows your work areas to remain neat and professional. If the above areas are not possible, the cables can be passed over the internal walls, but while covered in conduits.

Where will the cable outlets be positioned?

Every cable pulled from the data room will have to end up somewhere. You should discuss this with your electrical technician as well. While these cables will be pulled to the various rooms, you should specify the exact points where you want your outlets to be installed. For convenience, you should have the cables installed at access points closest to the work spaces/desks and the different equipment to be plugged, e.g. faxes, printers and computers. This way, you will have an easier time finding a port when you need one. Also, when in use, it means you won't have long cables crisscrossing all over your workspaces.

Where will the data racks will be installed?

The data room is the 'heart' of your data needs. This is where the data racks are contained, and all cabling starts from here. It's important to discuss where the data room will be located. Ideally, it should be centrally located, in relation to all the other rooms and offices. This will ensure you don't pull cables over a very long distance, an option that would cost more and take longer to install. Two, the room should be big enough to fit all the data racks without any congestion. Thirdly, it should be cool enough to avoid overheating the racks, even though air conditioning will still be required.

By discussing the above cabling needs with a company like Austec Electrical, you will be assured to get a professional installation that maintains the aesthetics of your workplace while offering you maximum convenience.