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  • Eight Reasons Why Versiv Cuts Certification Costs by 65%

    Eight Reasons Why Versiv Cuts Certification Costs by 65%

    4 September 2018

    Until a few years ago the Fluke Networks DTX CableAnalyzer™ was the world’s most popular tool for certifying premises copper and fiber cabling, with billions of links certified. While the DTX has served owners well for many years, there is something better available now. Actually ......Read More

  • Relocation: Highlights

    Relocation: Highlights

    30 August 2018

    If you've been following our move, you'll know that we're very near the end of our relocation story! Today is moving day for Networks Centre Headquarters and we're packing up 13 years of business ready to start our new chapter in our new facility in ......Read More

  • Acquisition of Comms Centre International

    Acquisition of Comms Centre International

    15 August 2018

    Networks Centre Acquisition of Comms Centre International Networks Centre today announced the acquisition of Comms Centre International, a privately owned company who started trading in 1989.  The acquisition firmly places Networks Centre as one of the largest, independently owned IT physical layer distributors in the UK. The ......Read More

  • Relocation: Update

    Relocation: Update

    3 August 2018

    Back at the beginning of July, we announced our move to a much bigger and better facility. Since then, a lot has happened and we wanted to give you a brief update on our exciting journey so far. Our movers moved nearly 1 million meters of ......Read More

  • Training for Success

    Training for Success

    1 August 2018

    Training is too often viewed by company Senior Managers and owners with trepidation and tends to come well down the list in competing voices for scarce capital investment.  It’s completely understandable – Engineers are in hot demand and training is seen as non-productive time spent ......Read More

  • It's official, we're moving!

    It's official, we're moving!

    4 July 2018

    Onwards and upwards. Bigger and better. After 13 years, Networks Centre is relocating!  When we moved into the first of our seven warehouses in Horsham, West Sussex in 2005 we very quickly filled it to the brim! We went from an energetic, young start-up to one ......Read More

  • CPR Regulations: What you need to be aware of

    CPR Regulations: What you need to be aware of

    5 June 2018

    We're regularly asked about the CPR Regulations, what is mans and what our customers should be aware of. We've put together this informational PDF to help break down the new rules which are in place and what measures we've put in place to ensure compliance.  Download ......Read More

  • Fluke Networks Tester Cheat Sheets

    Fluke Networks Tester Cheat Sheets

    5 June 2018

    With so many Fluke Networks Testers on the market, it's hard to know which one is the right one, for your job. To make things simple, we've put together these cheat sheets to show what functions each tester can or cannot do! The aim of the ......Read More

  • Fibre Optic Cleaning

    Fibre Optic Cleaning

    5 March 2018

    A high-quality fibre optic installation starts with clean fibres and connectors. Clean mating surfaces give you faster transmission rates, higher bandwidth and maintenance-free operation. FOCCUS™ brand products from Chemtronics provide all the tools needed to quickly clean connectors and ports. The point cannot be driven home ......Read More

  • Stand Out From The Crowd

    Stand Out From The Crowd

    25 July 2017

    As BICSI's only Approved Design Training Provider in Europe, we're keen to stress the importance of BICSI and the RCDD and DCDC qualifications. Not only do they help you to stand out from the crowd when engaging with new customers and projects, they also make you ......Read More

  • CPR Regulations

    CPR Regulations

    23 June 2017

    Siemon has created this great infographic and downloadable fact document to provide you, their customers and clients, with the information you need to comply and some of the facts behind the new legislation. These documents explain the requirements of the new CPR Requirements for both Copper ......Read More

  • Fluke Networks Versiv System Case Study & Review

    Fluke Networks Versiv System Case Study & Review

    12 June 2017

    Networks Centre are one of Europe’s premier distributors for Fluke Networks, the leading provider of certification, test & inspection solutions for Copper & Fibre LAN Networks.  When ITM, one of our most prestigious customers, were looking at the benefits of upgrading their tester fleet to ......Read More

  • Building a Big Data Backbone: Part 2

    Building a Big Data Backbone: Part 2

    31 May 2017

    Over this two-part blog, we reflect on some of the design decisions faced by data centre designers as fibre optic technology evolves to meet the challenges of a Big Data World. In part one we looked at how demand is driving a shift in Data Centre ......Read More

  • Building a Big Data Backbone: Part 1

    Building a Big Data Backbone: Part 1

    26 May 2017

    Over this two-part blog, we reflect on some of the design decisions faced by data centre designers as fibre optic technology evolves to meet the challenges of a Big Data world. In part one we look at how demand is driving a shift in data centre ......Read More

  • New BICSI Courses

    New BICSI Courses

    25 May 2017

    Our Technical Services Director, Keith Sawyer, has spent the past 2 weeks over in America working hard to earn a plethora of new BICSI qualifications and the ability to teach some new and exciting classes at the Academy. Here’s a breakdown of what these courses ......Read More

  • What Could Go Wrong With DHCP?

    What Could Go Wrong With DHCP?

    25 April 2017

    One of the most common problems is rogue DHCP servers. This occurs when someone connects to a 2nd DHCP server, commonly found on a home router, to the network. This can be very difficult to troubleshoot since it requires tracking down the offending device. With the ......Read More

  • Raritan Find My PDU Platform

    Raritan Find My PDU Platform

    24 April 2017

    To an industry outsider, one could be forgiven for thinking that the selection of something as simple as a power strip would be quite straight forward. However, most of those who work in IT infrastructure will understand it is anything but! Raritan, a market leader ......Read More

  • Continuing Education Credits Now Announced!

    Continuing Education Credits Now Announced!

    18 January 2017

    Networks Centre Training Academy has been growing strong since its beginning a little over 2 years ago. Through the inclusion of some of the industry’s leading learning providers such as City & Guilds Square Mile and BICSI, we’ve been able to offer a variety of ......Read More

  • How CPR will impact Network Cabling in 2017

    How CPR will impact Network Cabling in 2017

    18 January 2017

    We’re more than halfway through the one-year transitional (Coexistence) period for copper and fibre cables to be compliant with the Construction Products Regulations as related to fire performance. This covers the reaction & resistance to fire and release of noxious substances.  CPR defines a common ......Read More

  • Networks Centre Training - A Thank You!

    Networks Centre Training - A Thank You!

    31 October 2016

    Training Success, a thank you!   For those of you that haven’t already heard of or spoken to me, I’d like to say hello! I’m George, and recently I’ve been put in charge of the Networks Centre Training Academy. I’ve worked for Networks Centre for over 4 years ......Read More

  • The Ultimate Guide to Fibre Transmission Distances

    The Ultimate Guide to Fibre Transmission Distances

    18 February 2016

    Networks Centre is often asked about fibre transmission distances and their impact on network infrastructure. Follow our handy guide as we explore typical drive distance amongst OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OS2 fibre optic cable. ......Read More

  • AirMagnet Survey Pro Course launches at Networks Centre Training Academy

    AirMagnet Survey Pro Course launches at Networks Centre Training Academy

    15 February 2016

    Networks Centre Training Academy is pleased to announce the launch of our new course: AirMagnet Survey Pro. The course is designed for Network Engineers and Technicians who are responsible for the design and performance of wireless networks.  Understanding the importance of wireless infrastructure as an investment ......Read More

  • Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors

    Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors

    3 February 2016

    Dirty fibre connectors are the number one root cause of fibre optic system failures. These failures impact timelines for delivering projects and can result in signal loss.  Inspecting and cleaning fibre connectors can reduce network downtime ensuring they are in good condition. Cleaning can remove ......Read More

  • City and Guilds Launches at Network Centre Training Academy

    City and Guilds Launches at Network Centre Training Academy

    18 January 2016

    Networks Centre Training Academy is pleased to announce the launch of our new City & Guilds Qualifications. City & Guilds 3667-02: 102/103 Fibre Optic Cabling in an Internal & External Environment and 3667-02: 104 Copper Cabling in an Internal Environment. City & Guilds (3667-02: 102/103) is ......Read More

  • 5 Ways to Boost Design Credentials with BICSI RCDD

    5 Ways to Boost Design Credentials with BICSI RCDD

    6 January 2016

    Telecommunications design is becoming more complex and requires a high degree of accuracy in regards to planning and execution. Our 5 Ways to Boost Design Credentials with BICSI RCDD offers an insight into the BICSI Accreditation and what it takes to become accredited. ......Read More

  • Reclaim Cooling Capacity with Panduit's Cold Aisle Containment

    Reclaim Cooling Capacity with Panduit's Cold Aisle Containment

    18 December 2015

    Networks Centre is a key distributor of Panduit Cold Aisle Containment solutions retro-fitting into an existing or new datacentre environment. The solution offers roof containment (cold aisle) and vertical wall containment (hot aisle).  The key features of the Panduit Net Contain Solution are: •    Height adjustable ......Read More

  • Networks Centre unveils new Panduit Technology Centre

    Networks Centre unveils new Panduit Technology Centre

    16 December 2015

    Networks Centre has officially unveiled our new Panduit Technology Centre with Tom Donovan, President/CEO of Panduit. The new centre is designed to educate customers about Panduit’s latest data centre innovations. (Left to Right) James Reid (Sales Director) Tom Donovan (President/CEO of Panduit) and Duncan Lindsay (Managing ......Read More

  • From Evolution to Revolution: The Development of Copper Telephone Line

    From Evolution to Revolution: The Development of Copper Telephone Line

    24 November 2015

    Networks Centre explores the development of the copper telephone line, in our latest infographic: From Evolution to Revolution: The Development of the Copper Telephone Line. Learn about the first private telephone line and the invention of copper twisted pair through to the fibre revolution and ......Read More

  • Industry Trends: The Future is Power over Ethernet

    Industry Trends: The Future is Power over Ethernet

    19 October 2015

    Power over Ethernet or PoE is becoming more wide spread as a means to combine networking and electrical power into one cable. It allows a single data cable, CAT5e, CAT6 or CAT6A, to provide both data connection and electrical power to devices. In a system, a ......Read More

  • Introducing the 10 Year Timeline from Networks Centre

    Introducing the 10 Year Timeline from Networks Centre

    1 October 2015

    Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years in business with our timeline. A milestone for any organisation, we look back at pivotal moments in our history as we highlight key team members, brand partners and fun facts about the organisation. ......Read More