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Cat6 vs Cat6a
Today, like most days, we have been installing Cat6 A data cabling to improve performance across a clients network. A question we get asked a lot is ‘What is the difference between Cat6 and Cat6a?’ Essentially the short answer is that it is an upgrade on Cat6 cabling and offers greater performance across the board....
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Emergency Fibre Optic Repair At A Music Festival In Oxfordshire
Here at Commswise we pride ourselves on being quick to react when disaster strikes and as a result our emergency call out services have garnered quite the reputation! We were recently contacted by a well known Oxfordshire music festival who required immediate action due to issues with their fibre optic set up. After a quick over...
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With a client recently expanding and taking over a new premises across a car park a connection to the existing premises was needed. With no routable ducts available there were only 2 viable options. Option 1 install a new line with broadband in the new office and link to existing office via a VPN. monthly...
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A recent engineer call-out to investigate an intermittent line fault on a line being used by a credit card terminal (PDQ). The client got in touch as they tried to report it to their merchant; they were asked to test the line directly from the master socket (NTE). As all the lines -see picture- were...
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96 Cat6A cables that have been recently installed and terminated. Today we have handed over the Fluke test results and the data cable installation is now signed off and complete. Having a high volume of traffic and large file transfers, Cat6A was chosen as it supports 10Gbit/s connections. Black cable stocking has been used inside...
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A new Polycom vvx411 ready to be installed tomorrow. This is from our CLOUD HOSTED solutions, which means this is all the equipment you need for your business telecoms. One of the amazing features on this system is you can use a mobile as an extension from the telephone system. This is great if your...
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Recent works tidying a comms rack which has been causing issues throughout there network. The comms rack was not being replaced so we fitted cable management loop rings down both sides to contain the patch leads. We also replace the PDUs in the back as 4 sockets had been broken. The most interesting thing we...
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A recently terminated OM3 fibre optic patch panel. This install consisted of 6 OM3 8core fibres being installed in new cabinets around a site. It is the backbone of the network, linking all the comms cabinets back to the main comms room.
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Visit made to fix a dead extension coming from an old telephone system connected to a TJF. The site has small office buildings spread out over a large area and the extensions are cabled over old telegraph poles. For this reason fuses are used on the krone disconnection strips to combat any damage from electrical...
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A call out was book to investigate a slow and noisy broadband line. This is an issue we come across sometimes when old infrastructure cabling has been building up throughout the years. In this case a slow broadband service and noisy line was due to a bad connection in a messy D.P. There was 6...
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