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  • 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 its 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

  • Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years in Business

    Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years in Business

    1 October 2015

    Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years as one the UK’s leading distributors of end-to-end network infrastructure solutions.  Duncan Lindsay, Managing Director, initially set Networks Centre up as a pioneer in fibre optic cable and connectivity products. Since its inception the company has grown year-on-year, providing industry ......Read More

  • Innovative Power Solutions arrive with Socomec

    Innovative Power Solutions arrive with Socomec

    1 September 2015

    Networks Centre is pleased to announce a partnership with Socomec, offering next generation critical power for enterprise. The organisation is synonymous with cost-effective and intelligent UPS devices, designed to ensure the high availability of supply to critical facilities. The system is designed to provide the ultimate ......Read More

  • Networks Centre and Industry Associations

    Networks Centre and Industry Associations

    6 August 2015

    The past decade has seen a vast uptake in the use of fibre optic technologies – driven by the need for quality, high-speed transmission media for global organisations. In comparison, there has been significant growth in optical fibre systems being installed by private individuals or ......Read More

  • Networks Centre launches Training Hub

    Networks Centre launches Training Hub

    27 July 2015

    Networks Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of the Training Hub. A new portal dedicated for IT Professionals to gain industry insight & knowledge, through an integrated learning environment.  Want to find out about our BICSI RCDD Course? Interested in our Siemon RI Training? Our ......Read More

  • 5 Solutions to Improve Data Centre Cable Management

    5 Solutions to Improve Data Centre Cable Management

    10 July 2015

    Modern Data Centres as we know it are changing. In the past, Data Centres took a more centralised design which encompassed standard components and racking. Modern facilities take a structured approach to management solutions. It is important for cable installers and engineers to take a ......Read More

  • BICSI RCDD Accreditation at Networks Centre Training Academy

    BICSI RCDD Accreditation at Networks Centre Training Academy

    4 June 2015

    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 ......Read More

  • Duncan Lindsay completes London Marathon in aid of MS-UK

    Duncan Lindsay completes London Marathon in aid of MS-UK

    7 May 2015

    Raising awareness and crucial funds for MS-UK was Managing Director, Duncan Lindsay’s goal when running the London Marathon.  The event took place on Sunday 26th April which saw thousands of applicants race in aid of many UK charities. MS-UK supports anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis, a ......Read More

  • Logo and Website Updates as we approach 10 Year Anniversary

    Logo and Website Updates as we approach 10 Year Anniversary

    21 April 2015

    Networks Centre is rapidly approaching its 10th Year Anniversary this October, and in preparation for this business milestone, has recently updated its company branding and website.  With a 40% increase in turnover in the last 18 months, Networks Centre is going from strength to strength; growing ......Read More