Buildings that are future-ready in terms of communications systems are more appealing to tenants and can help building managers retain old tenants and attract new ones. Businesses want to know that they can respond to changes in the marketplace faster than their competitors. This is especially true when it comes to an information network.
A structured cabling solution consists of a designed platform on which the information system is built. It can handle multiple data, voice, video and multimedia systems from any manufacturer both past and present. These include specialty cabling solutions such as those that are required by demanding applications like aerospace. In addition, Cat 5 and Cat 6 solutions built on copper infrastructure are reliable and exceed performance standards. Fiber Optic Solutions are also included in this category as one that is necessary for a future proof infrastructure. We also add low-voltage cabling to this list of must-haves for services such as CCTV and paging systems.
Structured cabling offers many advantages and benefits over other options. These include the ability to support future applications without the previously-needed system upgrade. Consistency is also another important advantage because having the same cables in an entire building means that problems are easier to identify and fix. Your tenants can also bring their preferred equipment into your building as a structured cabling solution will accommodate most vendors’ products. Tenants that want to move offices or floors will have the added advantage of not having any down time because network resources aren’t available.
Enterprise restructuring can be a headache but workflow disruptions and network downtime won’t be two of those headaches when structured cabling is present. The system is designed to accommodate frequent moves as well as changes and adds. When buildings consolidate their cabling systems into one entire system costs can be reduced overall especially over the life-time of the building as small changes need not be made to allow for new tenants and intra-building moves.