It is hard to imagine life without the internet and amazing to think how quickly it has revolutionized how we do basically everything. From home entertainment to daily business operations, computers and the internet have changed everything. With every passing year, more and more of our devices are connected to the internet, creating an “Internet of Things”. This is true both in people’s homes and in our businesses and workplaces. Because of these changes, ethernet wiring is one of the most important investments you can make for the future of your business.
Proper ethernet wiring will allow you to maintain a constant flow of data and connect your whole system together. From your security system to your HVAC system and your offices and workspaces, everything relies on this unseen infrastructure. If you are getting ready to start a new business, move to a new location or are looking to majorly upgrade your existing ethernet wiring, it is a great time to consult with a professional network expert who can help you figure out what you need for now and how you can leave yourself room to grow in future expansions and upgrades, while also keeping everything from overheating.
There are many questions to consider when planning ethernet wiring:
- Where will the cables terminate? This central location needs to have room for the future, too.
- Will your cables be exposed to any harsh environments? Will they be exposed to temperature extremes or UV radiation? Will they need to withstand abrasion?
- How much room do you have to bend cables? How flexible do they need to be? Higher speed cables tend to be less flexible, while slower speed cables are more flexible.