What is BICSI?
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI serves more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
What is Unified Communications?
Unified communications (UC) refers to a trend in business to simplify and integrate all forms of communications. It is typically a software program and infrastructure improvement. In general, it allows an individual to send or receive a message on one medium and received on another. For example, one can receive a voice mail message and then read it in their email inbox using a unified communications program. The communications leveraged by this term can include phone, e-mail, chat, voice mail, presence services and fax. The typical software program unifies these communication mediums so that any activity or message can be easily transferred to another. A successful implementation can automate and unifies all forms of human and device communications into a common user experience. Gains in efficiency can result through an optimization of business processes and enhancing human communications, reducing latency, managing flows and eliminating device and media dependencies.
What is a structured cabling system?
Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of standards that specify wiring data centers, offices and apartment buildings for data or voice communications, using category 5 (CAT 5E) or category 6 cable (CAT 6) and modular sockets. These standards define how to lay the cabling in a star formation, such that all outlets terminate at a central patch panel (which is normally 19 inch rack-mounted), from where it can be determined exactly how these connections will be used. Each outlet can be inter-connected to a data network (normally also rack mounted alongside), or cross-connected into a patch panel; forming a bridge into a private branch exchange (PBX) telephone system, thus making the connection a voice port.
Why choose Premiere Communications & Consulting, Inc.?
Premiere Communications & Consulting, Inc. staffs a team of RCDD’s (Registered Communications Distribution Designers) and professional certified installers that ensure the work is done on time and adheres to local building codes, TIA standards, BICSI guidelines and manufacturer specific instructions. Premiere has completed thousands of cabling projects and installations over the past 10+ years. Our experience has taught us, first hand, the importance of communication to every company. Our goal is to facilitate your communications network by planning, designing and installing the very best physical layer structured cabling system(s).
Call Premiere Communications & Consulting, Inc. today to work with experts that will fully evaluate your cabling requirements and provide a solution that will deliver guaranteed performance criteria.
What is the ROI (Return On Investment) of a structured cabling system?
Structured Cabling Installations
By: Mark Allen
About Structured Cabling Systems
Structured Cabling Systems are at the base of modern information network. Designed
to accommodate quickly and cost effectively frequent moves, adds and changes, a
structured cabling system can alleviate workflow disruptions and network downtime
associated with enterprise restructuring.
According to International Engineering Consortium, providing an internationally
standardized structured cabling system and consolidating cable-delivery methods
for all the systems, can reduce initial construction costs for the cabling
infrastructure of a modern intelligent building by up to 30 percent.
Typical costs for building operation and alterations over a 40-year life cycle far
exceed the initial construction costs. Proper systems-integration planning to
optimize the construction process can reduce these ongoing life cycle costs.
Building an IT infrastructure that is "future ready" is more important than ever.
In today's competitive business world, enterprises must be able to respond fast to
changes that occur in the market place. For some firms, this means modernizing
their data center to meet strict new regulatory requirements while for other
enterprises, being future-ready is all about shortening the development and
deployment cycle on new services that are essential to retaining existing
customers and acquiring new ones............
Copper Infrastructure Solutions: Independently verified screened and unscreened
data-communication structured cabling solutions, providing ultimate performance
and reliability for today's and tomorrows copper infrastructure requirements. Our
Category 5e or Category 6 solutions will exceed TIA Cat 5e standards.
Fiber Optic Solutions: Conventional and blown fiber cabling solutions that
compliment the deployment of optical solutions deeper into the network delivering
a future-proof infrastructure.
Specialty Cabling Solutions: Copper and fiber solutions for diverse and
environmentally demanding applications such as Mass Transit, Marine, Automotive
and Aerospace, that typically require adherence to strict performance criteria.
Low-voltage cabling: Solutions that include music and paging systems, CCTV.
Additional advantages in using structured cabling:
- Consistency: Same cables exist everywhere in the building
- Support of multi-vendor equipment: You can mix and match vendors
- Simplifies moves, adds and changes: As your company grows and/or moves locations with structured cabling your network resources are always ready to go.
- Simplifies troubleshooting: With a wired structuring system problems are easier
to isolate and fix.
- Support of future applications: A Category 5 or Category 6 compliant system will
support future applications with little (if any) system upgrades.
Benefits of Structured Cabling
From an investment point of view structured cabling provides an exceptional ROI. A
structured cabling system will outlive all other networking components and will
require only minimal upgrades. According to International Engineering Consortium:
Construction costs for the cabling of the voice, data and BMS can be reduced by
up to 30 percent when integrating the cabling and delivery methods.
Moves, changes, rearrangements and upgrades can be performed more cost-effectively, with a potential savings of 25 to 40 percent for material and labor
when using an open-office cabling approach.