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Structure Data Cabling

Structured Cabling Benefits – Voice & Data

We get asked a lot of questions about voice and data cabling and what benefits are to be had. Thankfully there are many, so we thought it was about time we did a blog post covering them and how this can help your business function more effectively on the day to day. Sales offices, customer...
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Cat6 vs Cat6a

What is the difference between Cat6 & 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

Emergency Fibre Repair – Festival Fiasco!

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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Deployment of a Radio Link connection

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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Line faults and tangled comms racks

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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Cat6A installation completed

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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