Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to have a licensed and insured Contractor work on my network?
As with any construction, wiring or any other service, if the job is done by someone who is not licensed they are unaware of the building and electrical codes that they must adhere to. As a result of this it is against the law for someone who is not licensed and insured to work on a customer’s premises or network. Doing so could result in fines or other penalties if an inspector finds improperly done work. This is especially true of cabling and wiring. Improper wiring can render a building uninhabitable until the problems are resolved.
I have data cabling in my office, how do I know if I need to upgrade?
The only way to be certain is to have a technician come and evaluate your current network and electronically check the wiring. If your connection to the Internet or your server seems slow or is unreliable, bad wiring is a likely suspect. Cenec Group uses only the best products and accessories when installing wiring to ensure the longest possible lifetime and maximum performance and reliability. We are so confident that our wiring will perform that we back it with a 25 year warranty.
What are the benefits of data cabling?
Flexibility, speed, efficiency, and consistency are the top selling points of data cabling. It’s like moving from dial-up ADSL. Transfers and downloads are much quicker, the cables are less bothersome because they’re combined, and data cables have the ability to integrate your current telephonic system into your existing network.
What’s the difference between data cabling and standard wiring?
Data cabling can perform all of your cabling needs in one convenient package. Instead of running phone lines, internet lines, and other types of wiring, data cabling can do it all, providing a much more consistent and easy-to-use integrated system. Instead of multiple systems running around one another, this combines them into one simple package.
Are there standards for installing voice and data cabling?
In 1998, a large number of companies representing the telecommunications and electrical industries expressed concern over the lack of a standard for installation of telecommunications premises cabling systems. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) asked the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) to jointly undertake the task of developing the required standard. BICSI accepted the task and the project was assigned to BICSI/NECA Joint Technical Committee 1 for the “Development of Telecommunications Cabling Installation Guidelines.”
The ANSI/NECA/BICSI-568-2006 describes minimum requirements and procedures for installing the infrastructure for telecommunications, including balanced twisted pair copper cabling and optical fiber cabling that transport telecommunications signals (e.g., voice, data, video). This standard also is intended to be used in describing a “neat and workmanlike manner,” as referenced by ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code® (NEC).
The 2008 NEC references the standard in Article 800.24: Mechanical Execution of Work, as a Fine Print Note that states: “Accepted industry practices are described in ANSI/NECA/BICSI-568-2006, Standard for Installing Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling;….” The 2008 NEC is a safety code widely adopted in the USA as minimum required safety rules for the electrical industry. The NEC is pointing to the ANSI/NECA/BICSI standard as a best practices source document.
Interface Network Systems has RCDD’s (Registered Communications Distribution Designers) on staff who are very familiar with the standard and have employed that knowledge to design cabling systems for many years.