Cat5e, cat6, cat6a, or cat7 cable…..there are a lot of choices when it comes to data network cabling. how do you know what the right choice is for you and your business or home? For most people cost is a major factor, but it shouldn’t be tho major factor. Choosing less than what you need to future proof your establishment can be detrimental in the long run. When doing a design for your project think about all that you want for the future instead of what you want now. For instance, homes that added data network cabling to the doorbell location during construction are now ready for video intercom. Smart TVs with streaming services can be hard-wired instead of running on wi-fi. also you can do video distribution via data network cabling. WiFi is an alternative, but you need really good equipment to manage all those devices and bandwidth especially when it comes to video. If you have a location with power you should have data near by, even if you keep it behind the wall and take a picture of it for after construction is complete.
For Businesses the back-end can be more tricky. Space is always a concern and more often than not data closet space is the 1st thing to get sacrificed. If you underestimate what’s needed for data network cabling, a well planned labeling scheme can turn into a disaster, your cable management will be nonexistent, and you’ll waste an excessive amount of time when MAC jobs come up. Without proper planning for data network cabling you’ll also wind up putting little unmanaged switches throughout the floor trying to compensate for a plan gone wrong. Thus creating a new failure point for the future.
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