Network installation services or network installation solutions encompass a number of services namely; cable system design, cable installation and integration services over the spectrum of data, voice, electronic safety/security and audio/video technologies. The services or solutions involve fiber cables, copper cables as well as wireless distribution systems. Data cabling installations are usually based on ANSI/EIA/TIA & BICSI standards compliant designs delivered with the best installation practices in the industry as well as the highest craftsmanship by fully trained and licensed installation teams.
Network installation services are required by many industries (including but not limited to); residents, manufacturing facilities, learning institutions, healthcare organizations, as well as government offices. The best network installation companies partner with IT consultants, architects, AV contractors, engineers, systems furniture vendors and general contractors to offer the most responsive network cabling installation services.
Types of network installation services
There are very many types of network installation solutions or services. The most common are discussed below.
- Horizontal cabling
This service is meant to connect work area outlets of end users to a telecom room. The installation usually features properly supported bundles as well as fire-related sleeve assemblies for compliance with applicable building and electrical codes. Horizontal cabling is usually installed during renovation and construction on buildings since proper installation may require opening of walls and ceilings. In case wall and ceiling installations aren’t possible, external cable trays and conduits are used. The cabling usually assumes a star topology which connects each and every work area to a wiring closet.
- Backbone cabling
This service is meant for connecting telecom rooms, entrance facilities and equipment rooms with a building or between related buildings. Backbone cabling is suitable for intra-building and inter-building cable connections. This network installation solution comprises of a transmission media, main & intermediate cross-connects as well as terminations at these locations. Backbone cabling is usually used for data centers. Coaxial installation (for video applications), multi-pair voice cables and fiber optic cables are used to handle IT systems applications in backbone cabling. This service is meant to maximize network survivability and flexibility.
- Campus cabling
This service/solution is specifically designed for campus settings. Campus cabling focused on accommodating newer and more demanding technologies as well as efficiently deploying new services. This solution is perfect for systems which rely on effective design ranges from wireless traffic and traditional LAN to VOIP. Campus cabling caters for numerous services which are crucial in a campus setting i.e. event systems, message boards, video & campus communication, building automation & controls, surveillance & security, metering services etc.
- Fiber optic cabling
This network installation service caters for all fiber optic cabling services the most notable being; backbone fiber, horizontal fiber, inter-building & intra-building campus installations, power meter testing, service restoration, OTDR signature trace & troubleshooting/repair and fiber optic system certifications/commissioning.
- Data centers
Network installation solutions also encompass data center installations, relocations and expansions. This service encompasses many services i.e. data center access& surveillance system services, network, server & SAN cabinets services, equipment racks & cable management services as well as complete grounding & bonding systems services just to mention a few.