Data cabling is the method which enables a computer to share data with other computers. The cabling is a matter of wiring one computer to another computer or a group of computers. Usually this works well in an office environment where multiple computers need to be connected together. One example is the computer in the receiving dock can transmit product receivables to several computers in the office such as accounts payable and inventory control.
Financial reports and inventory status as well as individual profit center reports can be sent to anyone in the company regardless of where they are located in the office complex. The data cable is wired into the offices using a blue Cat 5E PVC cable. A floor plan is necessary to show where the cables terminate at a jack.
The cables are wired from a main distribution frame to each outlet jack. A patch panel or relay jack is used in the routing of the cable. Data Cabling Council Bluffs will install these in the appropriate places.
The task for the building manager is to make a floor plan which identifys each outlet and its use. Brase Electrical Contracting Corp can help if there is a problem at a wall jack. It is helpful to trace wiring back to the main distribution panel. The floor plan should identify every key part of the data cabling system and where the part is located. The patch panel and relay rack are good examples.
The floor plan is useful for Data Cabling Council Bluffs in plotting the usage of computers. The plan provides for computers which may not be adequate when viewed on paper. Or, it may reveal inefficiencies. For example, installing back-to-back jacks on a wall saves money. The use of computers in certain areas such as CAD CAM may require a different cable and more cabling for the printers. The floor plan showing the installation of connecting equipment such as jacks can reveal a need for more work stations which were not planned. Good planning is the key to efficient and cost-effective data cabling installations which can be expanded later.