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New BICSI Courses
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 ...
What Could Go Wrong With DHCP?
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What Could Go Wrong With DHCP?
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 ...
Raritan Find My PDU Platform
Raritan
Raritan Find My PDU Platform
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 ...
Continuing Education Credits Now Announced!
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Continuing Education Credits Now Announced!
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 ...
How CPR will impact Network Cabling in 2017
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How CPR will impact Network Cabling in 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 ...
Networks Centre Training - A Thank You!
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Networks Centre Training - A Thank You!
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 ...
The Ultimate Guide to Fibre Transmission Distances
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The Ultimate Guide to Fibre Transmission Distances
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. ...
AirMagnet Survey Pro Course launches at Networks Centre Training Academy
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AirMagnet Survey Pro Course launches at Networks Centre Training Academy
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 ...
Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors
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Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors
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 ...
City and Guilds Launches at Network Centre Training Academy
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City and Guilds Launches at Network Centre Training Academy
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 ...
5 Ways to Boost Design Credentials with BICSI RCDD
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5 Ways to Boost Design Credentials with BICSI RCDD
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. ...
Reclaim Cooling Capacity with Panduit's Cold Aisle Containment
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Reclaim Cooling Capacity with Panduit's Cold Aisle Containment
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 ...
Networks Centre unveils new Panduit Technology Centre
Panduit
Networks Centre unveils new Panduit Technology Centre
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 ...
From Evolution to Revolution: The Development of Copper Telephone Line
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From Evolution to Revolution: The Development of Copper Telephone Line
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 ...
Industry Trends: The Future is Power over Ethernet
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Industry Trends: The Future is Power over Ethernet
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 ...
Introducing the 10 Year Timeline from Networks Centre
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Introducing the 10 Year Timeline from Networks Centre
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. ...
Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years in Business
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Networks Centre celebrates 10 Years in Business
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 ...
Innovative Power Solutions arrive with Socomec
Socomec
Innovative Power Solutions arrive with Socomec
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 ...
Networks Centre and Industry Associations
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Networks Centre and Industry Associations
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 ...
Networks Centre launches Training Hub
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Networks Centre launches Training Hub
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 ...
5 Solutions to Improve Data Centre Cable Management
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5 Solutions to Improve Data Centre Cable Management
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 ...
BICSI RCDD Accreditation at Networks Centre Training Academy
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BICSI RCDD Accreditation at Networks Centre Training Academy
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 ...
Duncan Lindsay completes London Marathon in aid of MS-UK
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Duncan Lindsay completes London Marathon in aid of MS-UK
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 ...
Logo and Website Updates as we approach 10 Year Anniversary
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Logo and Website Updates as we approach 10 Year Anniversary
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 ...
Purchasing Tips for Buying Cable Testing & Measurement Equipment
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Purchasing Tips for Buying Cable Testing & Measurement Equipment
Purchasing the right network certification tool can be a challenge. James Reid, Sales Director at Networks Centre, recently wrote an article on Tips for Buying Testing and Measurement equipment.  We’ve consolidated the article into the latest recommendations, saving you time and money.  If your company is considering ...
Networks Centre announces new RCDD Course
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Networks Centre announces new RCDD Course
Networks Centre are very pleased to announce the return to the UK of the world’s number one design accreditation course, for the ICT industry, the RCDD accreditation. After two years of absence of an ADTP in the UK, Networks Centre are proud to now be an ...
Senior Promotions for Networks Centre Staff
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Senior Promotions for Networks Centre Staff
October 2014 not only sees the start of Networks Centre’s tenth year in business, but also marks the promotions of three members of current senior staff. Networks Centre encourages organic growth from within the company and takes pride in fostering people’s ambitions and talents. Duncan Lindsay, Managing ...
Reduce cable route congestion to improve Data Centre efficiency
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Reduce cable route congestion to improve Data Centre efficiency
Many of today’s evolved Data Centres struggle with inefficiency, and as a result are failing to achieve maximum cost savings. When planning a new facility or upgrade, the type of cabling products chosen can make a difference in terms of operational cost savings. With our increasing ...
Networks Centre Announces Full Stock of Siemon Products
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Networks Centre Announces Full Stock of Siemon Products
Networks Centre are pleased to announce that they are a key UK distributor of the Siemon brand and product line offering full stock of Siemon MAX® Category 6 and TERA® Category 7A Structured cabling products.     Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader that specialises in ...
What is the Future of Fibre Optic Cabling?
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What is the Future of Fibre Optic Cabling?
There is no question that online communication via the medium of fibre optic cabling is our future. The fibre optic communication industry has been enjoying great growth for the past decade. In 2010 the global demand for fibre optic cable reached 182 million fibre-km*. This ...