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2 extra Cat5e network points in an office

With an extra member of staff starting next week one of our clients needed Cat5e network points installed into there existing dado quickly. As it was a small job we squeezed them in and ran 2 Cat5e cables back to there comms cabinet. Once we had terminated the cables in the dado and comms cabinet...
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Fibre optic Testing. What is tier 1 and tier 2

With an ever increasing number of network installs involving fibre optics and fibre optic testing there is an important difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 fibre optic testing to be considered. With all testing standard certificates being done at tier 1 below will help outline the difference between the two standards and why you might...
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Replacing a messy Comms Cabinet and Tidying comms cabinets

Tidying a comms cabinets, why do I need to?  In almost every workplace we visit we come across this. It is not just a visual eyesore; it can lead to all sorts of problems on your network, compounded since it makes locating the fault that much harder. For example stretched and twisted patch leads can...
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Emergency Fibre optic repair

We were called out to an emergency fibre optic repair. A number of building’s fibre links had been disconnected. After some testing and some investigating, a damage section was located on a 48 core OS2 backbone fibre. A solution was agreed and arranged to be done out of hours on a Saturday to reduce further...
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3G antennas for your Draytek Router

Made a visit to a Customer in Bicester Village. After a spate of faulty lines affecting many of our customers- BT Openreach decide to replacing a failing 200 pair main arterial cable. Lines would suddenly stop working and whilst this was not that important for voice calls it had serious consequences for the card terminals...
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Emergency telephone system repairs

Received an emergency telephone system repairs call out to a company in Banbury, North Oxfordshire that had no dial tone on any phones. After a short conversation with their I.T engineer we established it was a telephone system fault.
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