Metrocomm leads the way in Data and Voice Cabling for the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area and beyond!
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Choosing the right kind of data and voice cabling for your network, installing it properly and validating accordance with the necessary standards is the key to getting the most out of your network investment. At Metrocomm, structured cabling design and installation is administered by a set of standards that determine how to wire a data center or office for data or voice communications, using Category 5 (CAT 5E) or Category 6 cable (CAT 6E) and modular sockets. Having an unprepared attitude towards the design or installation of your network could cost you greatly in long term troubleshooting and interruption. At MetroComm, we understand the significance of downtime, having slow response time, or decreased data transmissions. With unbeatable design and engineering qualifications, we have the expertise to design and install copper and fiber cabling solutions for backbone and horizontal distribution, wireless communication and microwave systems. MetroComm will work closely with you to align you with the current bandwidth requirements, whether you are upgrading existing wiring or implementing a new system from the ground up. We also have the technical knowledge, superior products and the installation experience required for your network to operate at highest efficiency and reliability. Whether you are adding one work station or installing a complete network distribution system, we have the expertise to support your network cabling requirements. If you are looking for a painless network infrastructure, MetroComm provides just that.
What is structured cabling?
Structured Cabling is a set of standards that determine how to wire a data center, office or building for data or voice communications, using Fiber Optic Cabling, Category 5 or Category 6 cable and RJ45 sockets. These standards define how to lay the cabling in a star formation, such that all outlets terminate at a central patch panel (which is normally 19 inch rack mounted), from where it can be determined exactly how these connections will be used. Each outlet can be 'patched' into a data network switch (normally also rack mounted alongside), or patched into a 'telecoms patch panel' that forms a bridge into a private branch exchange (PABX) telephone system, thus making the connection a voice port.
At MetroComm, we are determined to satisfy your needs for data and voice cabling. Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. Structured cabling falls into six subsystems: Demarcation Point is the point at which the telephone company network ends and connects with the wiring at the customer premises. Equipment or Telecommunications Rooms house equipment and wiring consolidation points which serve the users inside the building or campus. Vertical or Riser Cabling connects between the equipment or telecommunications rooms, so named because the rooms are typically on different floors. Horizontal wiring can be IW (inside wiring) or Plenum Cabling connects telecommunications rooms to individual outlets or work areas on the floor, usually through the wire ways, conduits or ceiling spaces of each floor. Work-Area Components connect end-user equipment to outlets of the horizontal cabling system. Lines patched as data ports into a network switch require simple straight-through patch cables at the each end to connect a computer. Voice patches to PBXs in most countries require an adapter at the remote end to translate the configuration on 8P8C modular connectors into the local standard telephone wall socket. No adapter is needed in the U.S. as the 6P2C and 6P4C plugs most commonly used with RJ11 and RJ14 telephone connections are physically and electrically compatible with the larger 8P8C socket. RJ25 and RJ61 connections are physically but not electrically compatible, and cannot be used. It is common to color code patch panel cables to identify the type of connection, though structured cabling standards do not require it, except in the demarcation wall field. Cabling standards demand that all eight conductors in Cat5/5e/6 cable are connected, resisting the temptation to 'double-up' or use one cable for both voice and data. IP phone systems, however, can run the telephone and the computer on the same single cable.
Our data and voice cabling services are provided, but not limited to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. With experienced cable installers Metro Comm guarantees the quality of its data and voice structured cabling. Whether it's CAT5, CAT-5E, CAT6, CAT-6E or fiber optics, we have a committed team to provide for the most complete network cable infrastructure solutions. Provide network infrastructure installations and troubleshooting. All service technicians are qualified for register POS cabling, computer cable installation, phone system installation and repairs, as well as all other low voltage cable and system troubleshooting. Metro Comm's commercial Data & Voice infrastructure solutions enable our clients to tailor their Data/Voice needs to their specific environment. Whether it's new construction or a retrofit, Metro Comm will help you achieve your goals. Voice services have become a value-added feature in every business IP-based network. Once an isolated technology, voice is now an application that can deliver increased productivity and significant savings in an organization's communications infrastructure. Organizations seeking to optimize the cost of their voice operations are increasingly wandering to new technologies that will transform their existing disjointed systems into a unified, comprehensive voice and data architecture. Voice infrastructure providers must cater to organizations with a variety of existing platform solutions for telephony combined with diverse business needs and objectives for communications.
Metro Comm offers a full range of development services for a wide variety of voice infrastructure frameworks. Our domain expertise includes voice software solutions (applications, embedded software and software sustainment) as well as solutions for voice hardware design. Voice cabling is the wiring of a building which enables basic telecommunications systems including land-based phone lines, modems, or analog lines. These copper or fiber cables carry data across long distances and are increasingly designed to transmit greater amounts of data at higher speeds. Voice cabling is the primary step in installing a land-based phone line, modem or analog line. This wiring is essential for telephone cabling as well as for other network applications that allow for spoken communication or other voice services over long distances. Voice cabling uses voice-grade wire and standard telephone jacks to connect telephone landlines to local communication systems. There are several types of voice cabling, and newer varieties have been developed in recent years to comply with national and global communication technology standards. Category 1 cabling was a common type of land-line cable that is no longer recognized by the Telecommunication Industry Association. It was used for basic telephone communication and doorbell wiring. Category 3 cable is a copper, unshielded twisted pair cable created to transmit up to 10 mb of data per second, and is the current voice cabling standard. Category 5 cabling is another commonly used unshielded twisted pair cable designed for high signal reception that allows for far-end communication. Voice cabling has evolved over the years in order to comply with telecommunications standards and to ensure higher performance. Category 3 cabling was a commonly used option with computer network administrators in the early nineties, but was then usurped by the more efficient Category 5 cabling. Most recently, Cat 5 cabling was updated to Cat 5e in order to comply with standards and allow transition to Voice Over Internet Protocol. The Cat 5e cable is what we now commonly refer to as an "Ethernet Cable." A typical voice cable, such as a Category 3, consists of unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) copper or fiber cabling. This means that there is a bundle of four individually twisted cables that are unprotected by an outer layer. At each end, there is a connector, which allows the cable to be plugged easily into a device. Unlike speaker wire, which is often nothing but exposed wires at the end, the connector provides a more secure, less damageable connection. Aside from the connecting pieces, most voice cabling is covered by a plastic or other type of synthetic covering in order to prevent breakage due or corroding from the elements.Proper installation and telecommunications compliance is considered of the utmost importance in setting up new voice cabling. Because a breakdown at any given point in the voice cabling network can equal a general failure in the entire system, it is imperative that a cabling system is both professionally installed and well supported. Experts also advise getting a warranty on your voice cabling system, as well as a guarantee that proper technical support is available promptly.
Our team includes engineers with experience in virtually all voice technologies providing the expertise needed to develop the right solutions to drive down the cost of voice operations and add value to the network. Metro Comm is a regional installer of IT infrastructure and network cabling. Services include phone systems, such as, phone system pre-wiring, phone system implementations, on-site phone system maintenance, remote phone administration, "total service" phone maintenance, voicemail, and call accounting systems. Data systems, such as, data system pre-wiring, general data networking (routers), high-speed internet connections (T1's, Cable Modem, DSL, ISDN, Satellite), wireless B2B Lan systems, ISP conversions PC & network support (Email installation and conversions, etc.) Convergence Systems, such as, voice over IP applications, hosted PBX services, teleconferencing and video, and industry specific applications. Security systems, such as, access card systems and entry systems, digital security systems, IP based camera systems, and business & residential video security.. Customer relationships extend into virtually every industry. This experience includes the engineering, installation, and project management for implementing multi-site systems for organizations. Our team of system designers, installers, project managers, and assemblers has successfully completed customized installations in a wide range of diverse and challenging environments in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.
Our cable standards are strictly adhered to in accordance with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) specifications. Professionally trained data/communication technicians certified in CAT3, CAT5, CAT6, and Fiber Optics. Installing and operating telecommunication cabling can be a very complex process. However, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) have collaborated to produce a set of standards governing this kind of cabling. ANSI, TIA and EIA: ANSI, TIA and EIA are industry organizations dedicated to developing voluntary standards bye consensus within their unique industries. While TIA and EIA are dedicated to the telecommunications industry and the electronic industries, ANSI encompasses a very wide range of industries. Standard: The relevant standard is entitled ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B. This document contains information on planning, installing and verifying cabling systems in commercial facilities. It also provides information on performance parameters for voice and data cabling. System Components: This standard also provides information on six major components of cabling systems used in telecommunications systems. These are the entrance facility, the main/intermediate cross-connect, backbone distribution, horizontal cross-connect, horizontal distribution and work areas.