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Dos & Don’ts of Cable Management

Just imagine how would you feel when you face cable spaghetti? You must say, “oh, it’s very annoying.” Yes, that’s right. Improper cabling can bring disadvantages like heat retention, untimely hardware failure and maintenance headaches. So how to avoid cable spaghetti and keep network cabling in a good organization?

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Since cable management is one of the most important factors of data center design, it’s necessary to master some cabling skills. The following content will give you some suggestions for cabling installation.

Don’t Pull Fiber Jumpers too Hard

When installing cables, pulling issue can’t be avoided. Pulling cables too hard can damage them by stressing the core. Stressing the core will affect the signal performance. In extreme cases, it will cause unwinding of the twists in the sheath. Under this situation, you should better buy high quality patch cords from reliable manufacturers or vendors. Good patch cords are able to withstand the stress. Because cheap cables have sub-standard sheathing and narrow diameter cores which can cause signal loss. A smaller core is also more fragile and weak, more likely to bend, leading to an increased rate of cable failure.

Don’t Ignore Labels

Cable labels are very likely to be ignored by engineers. After finishing cable installation, they always think they can remember every cable type, including the network cables, power cables, patch cables, etc. Things doesn’t happen like you wish. Your memory will disappear as time goes on. Thus, you should not overlook labeling which can help you identify cables in a short time and leave messages to other installers to easily decipher what goes back.

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Don’t Forget Cable Ties

Cable ties are cheap and useful to get a clean look of your data center. Today there are many categories in different sizes with many colors. Nylon and Velcro ties are the most two common kinds. Velcro ties are better than plastic ties because they are easy and quick to add, remove and reusable. Nylon cable ties can put mush stress on cable bundles and cause pressure points on the cable jacket, changing the cable geometry and thus decreasing performance. What’s more, Velcro ties can be cut easily to any length you need.

Measure the Exact Cable Length You Need

Usually it says the longer, the better. But it’s another case for network cabling. Improper cable length often causes cable mess. Suppose you have bought 50m patch cable. However, you just use 20m. Then how to deal with the spare 30m cable? Just leave it alone? Of course not. So you’re advised to measure the exact cable length you need. Custom cable is the best solution for you to get the right length.

Leave Space for Cables Trays

What if very long cables are left in your network system? You may consider to put the cables into the cable trays. But it’s not a good idea. Cable trays should not be overloaded. Suspended cable trays are mounted to a rack or something. If it’s too heavy, the cable trays may fall off and break other expensive things. Too many cables is not only safety problem, but also leads to poor operational practices because it’s too hard or fear of disturbing cables. What’s worse, the cables at the bottom of cable try may be crushed and degrade signal propagation.

Choose a Proper Cable Manager

Cable manager is an economical and efficient solution to manage high density structured cabling in data centers and telecommunication rooms, which allows the maximum amount of cables to be organized in a minimum amount of space. Choose the best cable manager which suits the most for your application. Simple or complex cable manager, vertical or horizontal, plastic or metal, one must meet your requirements for network cable management improvement.

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Conclusion

Cable management is not an easy work. Some engineers may not take cable management seriously or they don’t care much if there is a little mess. But the improper operation can cause lots of problems. To achieve neat cabling, too many things must be taken into consideration. And some useful tools and equipment are also required. Come to find a perfect cabling solution in FS.COM.

Related article: Fiber Patch Panel for High Density Data Center

Effectively Management Cable Is Almost Like An Art Form

As the modern workplace and family become more complicated and the use of more technology, so a lot of cables, infiltrate into our daily life is in proportion. In order to prevent becoming lost in the tangle, effective cable management is essential. Fortunately, there is a wide range of products and cable accessories in the market, this task is a little easier than ever.

Cable management kits

There are so many different accessories on the market, it can be difficult to know what to buy. For this reason, the cable management suite is a great choice, because they have a convened a series of items need to clean up and organize effective cable.

This kits come in many different shapes and forms, but all contain a variety of tools for effective cable management. Many contain a combination of cable wraps, ties and clamps. Others might contain cable trunking and accessories for fireproofing your cables and increasing airflow around them.

FS.COM products’ kits are perfect for added safety and fire prevention, and provides a fireproof seal for cables. The FiberStore cable joint kit meanwhile provides an all in one cable jointing solution utilising PVC and Polyurethane resin.

Importance of Cable Management

Cable management is particularly important in offices and other workplaces which make extensive use of computers and other electric equipment. Without a carefully thought out cabling strategy, server rooms and data centres could end up looking like spaghetti junction, with a tangled maze of cabling scattered haphazardly across floors and walls.

A disorganised cable management strategy is not only a logistical and aesthetic nightmare, it is also a health and safety risk.

Firstly, individuals working in close proximity to the cables might trip over them, endangering both the employee and the equipment.

Secondly, and most importantly, poorly coordinated cables present a significant fire risk. Many fires start as a result of electrical failure, and in the event of a fire, cables that are not protected may a result of electrical failure, and in the event of a fire, cables that are not protected may perish in the fire, exposing live wires and presenting a further electrical hazard to evacuating personnel.

To protect against such dangers, all kinds of cable management kits and other products with flame retardant qualities are available. The Kopex Flexible Conduit provides a flame retardant cabling solution, featuring a galvanised steel core and a PVC cover, and is both flexible and versatile.

Trunking pillows, such as the Newlec Fire Protection Pillow, can also be used to reduce the risk of fire. These are made of fire resistant compounds and are utilised to plug holes bored in walls and ceilings for the purpose of electrical cabling. This is vital, because in the event of a fire flames may quickly spread from room to room via any unsealed holes.

Effective And Efficient Cable Management

Effectively management cable is almost like an art form, if do well can save time and money in the long run, and protect your equipment and your workers unnecessary risk.

FS.COM Online offers a range of products from cable management (such as Cable Hook, Wire Marker, and cable ties) to lighting perpherals such as emergency lighting, bulkhead light and thorn lighting peripherals, and a range of other cable and electrical products such as cable trunking and cable management items from top manufacturers.

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Japan Launched Highest Speed 2Gbps Fiber Optic Network, Faster Than Google Fiber

Japanese communication fiber optic network company So – net announced yesterday that they have introduced the world’s highest speed fiber optic networks “NURO optic”, as “one of the world’s fastest” personal commercial fiber-to-the-home cable service, faster than Google Fiber. Its the biggest 2 GBPS download speed, upload speed is 1 GBPS, and supports a maximum speed of 450 MBPS wireless base stations.

To deal with “NURO optic” now is to sign up for two years, monthly 4980 yen, at the same time you need to pay 840 yen fees and 31500 yen for installation cost. But “NURO optic” service has not been extended to all of cities in Japan, only open the Tokyo and the Kanto and other four cities.

So-Net was established in 1995 in November, and in the next year began to provide  fiber optic network services. In 2001, So-Net began to arrive in Taiwan. So-Net Hong Kong is in 2001 to provide broadband Internet access services and with the SONY brand and premium strategy called preemption already saturated cable management Internet users.

In May 2002, cooperate in central Tokyo electric power, electric power company, started to provide fiber-optic Internet service. (In early August last year, SONY announced that it plan to spend 60 billion yen ($764 million) to buy a 42% stake, the rest of the implementation of the company’s sole holding. SONY plans to use the So-Net to enhance Japan and the Asian companies and interactive entertainment experience, and hopes to provide new web fiber optic transmission services project.).