As a business owner, you must become a jack of all trades. One aspect of running a business that many do not think about is network cabling. Network cabling is the backbone of your business’s ability to connect to the internet. As your business grows and expands, it may be time to upgrade to structured cabling. Do not stress if “structure cabling” or “network cabling” sounds foreign. Progressive Office Cabling can assist in transitioning your office to a structured cabling set-up.

Traditional Point to Point Cabling

In point-to-point cabling, network cables run from one piece of equipment to another. For example, every telephone or computer will have its cable back to the IT room. You can get away with point-to-point cabling in smaller residential homes or businesses because you may not have many lines to keep track of. However, point-to-point cabling can quickly become messy and disorganized when your business expands.

What is Structured Cabling?

Once your business is past the point of being able to use point-to-point cabling, you can upgrade to structured cabling. Structured cabling features multiple patch panels or trunks spread out across your office. It is from these structures that network cables will run out to power your specific equipment, such as telephones or computers. You will have significantly fewer wires running throughout the building, allowing for a better-organized cabling system.

Benefits of Using Structured Cabling

Structured cabling comes with many advantages over traditional point-to-point cabling. One of these benefits includes:

  1. Better Airflow

Eliminating a single cable for each piece of equipment will free up much-needed space in the IT room. This allows for additional airflow to your company’s servers. If your IT room becomes too hot, your equipment could begin to overheat and prematurely fail. This would cause significant downtime for your business.

Upgrade to Structured Cabling with Progressive Cabling

Progressive Office Cabling has the solution to your messy cabling. Our professionals can clean up your IT room and the office by installing structured cabling. Please get in touch with our office at (800) 614-4560 to speak with a representative regarding an upgrade to structured cabling.