Can you afford improper cable routing?   If you need a containment system for your fibre optic or copper cabling network infrastructure, which is versatile on location of deployment, then look no further. Obviously, your cable routing system needs to be a collection of channels, fittings and mounting brackets, which will protect fiber optic and high performance copper data cabling from any possible physical damage, which could cause a signal outage. However, the system also needs to be flexible and versatile. It needs to address your needs now, and adapt to future growth and changes in your infrastructure and capacity requirements. Indeed, the pathway needs to be scalable and to be able to be installed in a variety of items and locations, in order to ensure optimum network performance ongoing. A recent study found that companies can lose as much as 3.6% of their annual revenues to network downtime and service degradation. Improperly routed or unprotected fiber cable can be a major cause of this. For example: crushing, microbending or pinching can result in an impeded signal transmission and outage. Indeed, macrobending or bend radius violations can increase attenuation and create fatigue, possibly leading to long-term signal failure or unreliable performance. A high quality and effective containment system does three things. 1)    protects the cable from physical damage 2)    maintains signal integrity 3)    enables quick and simple moves, adds and changes for low cost of ownership   Identifying, testing, removing and replacing a damaged cable is an expensive practice; so it’s better to protect your cables from the outset.   Can you afford improper cable management? Have you tried the Panduit FiberRunner system? Or the Panduit Wyr Grid containment? Speak to an account manager today for more information.   (Infonetics Research, The Cost of Enterprise Downtime, North America 2004.) More
Networks Centre sponsored and exhibited at the FIA Annual Conference last week, on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2015. The FIA is the Fibre Optic Industry Association and over two days there was member networking and professional, industry seminars; including one by Siemon on copper cabling. The aim of the FIA is to promote the highest possible standards of service for the fibre optic industry. There is specialist information and support for members and members include: manufacturers, suppliers, installers and more. The FIA was inaugurated in 1990 with International links and some region-specific events. For more information visit their website. Networks Centre has always been a pioneer in fibre optic cable and network infrastructure. The company has since expanded to be one of the UK’s leading distributors of network cabling and physical infrastructure products. We provide high quality products at competitive prices from industry-leading brands, including: Panduit, Brand-Rex, Fluke Networks, Siemon and Raritan. Although Networks Centre is best known for its huge range of components and for having the largest fibre optic stock holding in the UK, it offers a lot more to its customers than: containment DCIM security and wireless cabinets and racks testing equipment MTP and MPO tools intelligent infrastructure power and environmental and more. Networks Centre has recently launched its Technical Services Department. On top of full kitting services, hire and lease equipment, a UK termination facility and product support services, Networks Centre have launched a bespoke training centre. The Networks Centre Training Academy is ADTP registered and is the exclusive provider of the BICSI RCDD course in the UK and Europe. The Academy also hosts manufacturer-led courses, including: Siemon RI training and Brand-Rex installer training. For any of our products, services or solutions, please speak to our dedicated account management team today, on 01403 754233 or email     More
Networks Centre has recently launched the Networks Centre Training Academy. A bespoke, state-of-the art training centre which hosts the BICSI RCDD accreditation course, as well as manufacturer-led training by Brand-Rex and Siemon RI courses; and is also available to hire privately.Networks Centre Training Academy is ADTP registered and is the UK and Europe’s Exclusive Provider of the BICSI RCDD accreditation - the industry’s leading and most prestigious design course.The next course runs from Monday 19th October 2015, so please book early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited. Furthermore, if you book soon (by 31st August 2015) you could still take advantage of the Early Booking Discount: Save £300, and book this prestigious course for only £1500!*Why the BICSI RCDD accreditation is for you:    Recognised and required by many organisations globally    Advanced industry knowledge    Access to professional, technical and industry information    Professional designation of excellence    Improved career prospectsDuration: 5 day course, home study, final examLocation: Networks Centre Training Academy, Horsham, West SussexCost: £1800 (exc VAT) plus essential workbooks and exam feeIncluded: Water, hot drinks, snacks, lunch and parkingPlease contact or call 01403 754233 for more information on ICT courses or to book your place on this design course.Why not simply Download the course booklet?  Or read more in our Training Section.The BICSI RCDD Accreditation covers some of the following topics:    Principles of Transmission    Design Telecomms Spaces    Power Distribution    Firestopping    Horizontal & Backbone Cabling Systems    Standards & Regulaton    Testing    AdministrationA course graduate said:“Possessing the RCDD enhances my credibility in leadership roles, as well as passing onto peers and work teams valuable information related to the ever changing and expanding ICT industry.”Paul – Major Global Investment BankBecome an authority on structured cabling design, become BICSI RCDD accredited.*Limited availability. Offer ends 31st August 2015. £1500 doesn’t include exam fee and textbooks which are extra. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion. Not transferable. Excludes VAT. More
Are you looking to migrate from 10G Ethernet to 40G Ethernet, whilst protecting your fiber infrastructure investment and keeping in compliance? Then Panduit’s PanMPO Connector is for you, as it makes change easy, as well as quick and cost-effective. With Panduit’s PanMPO fiber optic connector, you can easily convert between male and female gender, and key-up and key-down polarity, either on the fly, or whilst in the field, in only a matter of seconds. It’s the only MPO fiber optic connector on the market that can do this and means that you will always have the right cable assembly to hand, and can preserve your infrastructure investment. In fact, you only need to purchase and stock one type of cable assembly - instead of six - which improves operational efficiency and saves time and money also. Indeed, the connector can be configured on the fly to replace any of the three other patch cord types, whicht you would have originally needed in order to migrate to 40G. When it’s time to migrate to 40G, simply switch the connectors in order to maintain TIA standards-compliance, without having to replace your fiber infrastructure. The PanMPO connector can be used in any MPO-based infrastructure, with trunk assemblies, interconnect cords and patch cords available, with a variety of cable lengths to choose from. Contact your Networks Centre Account Manager today for more information or to order. All stock items are available on next day delivery if you order Monday to Friday before 6pm. More
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