Do you certify both copper and fiber installations?
Yes, we believe that ensuring your low voltage is key to not having surprise issues later. Quality is very important to us, and our certifications ensure that quality.
Do I need fiber instead of copper?
Do you provide outdoor installations?
Do I need to replace my wiring or repair it?
What's the project process like?
We believe that a successful project starts with a clear scope of work. We will come onsite and do a walkthrough with you and fully document your goals and the scope of work. From there, we will present you with the scope of work / blueprints. We can work with your General Contractor, your IT resources and/or you directly.
Do you obtain the equipment?
Do I get a Patching Matrix/As Built and test results?
Absolutely, we will leave your certification results as well as a matrix showing you where each network port connects. Each wall plate will be labeled to match the patch panel. If you have a number scheme, we will adhere to your standards. Additionally, we will modify your blueprints to include the low voltage with a key on wire type and labeling.
Do you warranty your work?
What brand materials do you use?
Should I use CAT5e or CAT6 for my computer structured cabling?
We have been using CAT6 for the default in our installations for over 5 years. On smaller jobs the cost is not much. On larger jobs, it can make a difference. CAT6 has more capable bandwidth. CAT6 can accommodate speeds up to 10GbE for short distances. CAT5e can accommodate speeds up to 1Gbps. Additionally, some clients with future-proofing goals, require CAT6A for the job for longer distance 10GbE networks. While CAT6a can be great for workstations that require 10GbE, we typically recommend Fiber between MDF and IDF installations. (see Question 12 for more details).