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Business Phone System Repairs: What’s The 411?

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Business, phone, repair, San Diego,Businesses small and large experience problems with their phone systems. In fact, there probably aren’t any business phone systems out there that are foolproof, promising to never experience a malfunction at one time or another. With that being said, as a business owner you should prepare yourself for when the time comes that you need business phone system repairs Mira Mesa or emergency phone repair services San Diego.

Business phone system repairs are to be expected with a phone network

Being prepared for business phone system repairs can help alleviate the amount of downtime a company may encounter due to phone system issues. This goes for missed calls, interrupted conferences, and networking issues. Time is money and so is communication. If you aren’t able to engage with your customers, vendors, and employees because you are experiencing problems with your communications network, you will most likely encounter a loss in revenue and possibly disgruntled clients. For these reasons it is important to seek out the help of a phone repair professional, one that has experience and expertise.

Let’s say first off that it is important to do all that you can to prevent problems from occurring with your phone system. Preventative maintenance is the best way to save yourself time, money, and frustration from a downed phone system. It can you asses potential problems before they happen. It is also very important to have telephone support before you make a commitment to purchasing a system. This is to ensure that you have someone to call who may be able to help you resolve the issue without ever having to visit your office location.

Unfortunately, there may be times when you aren’t able to solve the problem with the help of tech support on the phone. In fact, if your system has gone down altogether, this most certainly won’t happen. In these circumstances, you will need to seek an “on-site” resolution. An emergency phone repair services Chula Vista professional can arrive on-site quickly to assess the problem and find a quick solution.

If you have a support contact with a telephone maintenance provider than you hopefully have access to 24/7 service that will help you get your phone system back up and running quickly and smoothly with as little cost as possible. Your particular contract with the telephone support company will determine what “emergency services” they provide. Some may be willing to come out any day of the week, while others only offer their services Monday through Friday. If your system goes down on a weekend, you will need to be patient until they can come out on Monday.  Different servicing companies offer different levels of support and service. If you are considering entering into a contract with a company that offers business phone system repairs the it is important that you know what range of services is offered as well as the price that goes along with those services.


Knowing What Not To Do When It Comes To Network Cabling Part. 2

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Networking, data cable, San Diego, Business phonesNetwork cabling can be tricky when you don’t have the training or experience necessary to properly and effectively install a communication infrastructure. Here are some more tips when it comes discussing what “not to do” when installing network cabling:

Not considering distance limitations. There are typical distance limitations when running cable. For instance, the distance limitation with typical Ethernet and UTP cabling is up to 1 Gbps away which is 100 meters. Depending on the type of cable you intend, you will need to consider distance limitations.

Forgetting to test the cabling infrastructure. Always test the cabling you have installed, with the proper tools. Verify the lengths and cable specifications to make sure they match the needs of the cable network. Make sure the the transmission speeds will be supported by the cable’s properties.

Don’t ignore cabling standards during network cabling installation

Ignoring cabling codes/laws/ordinances. While this may seem obvious, often times codes are overlooked in an effort to save time and money. This is a major safety issue as code/law/ordinance violations can create dangerous issues for safety personnel. For example, using PVC-jacketed cabling in roof/crawl spaces is highly toxic and dangerous when it burns. This puts firefighters and other personnel that may be exposed when navigating the area during an emergency. Not only is it dangerous to violate codes, you risk incurring heavy fines and penalties and the possibility of having to rip out what you have installed and having to replace everything to code. Check with your local code enforcement agency to make sure you are following all rules and regulations.

Avoiding following proper data cabling standards. The EAI/TIA-568-A and B cabling standards have been created and put in place or a reason; to insure proper, professional, efficient, and ethical installation. Whether you want to take shortcuts or just aren’t sure, it’s vital that you install your network cabling the right way. Deviating from those standards means risking noise pollution, inefficiency and a lack in your networks overall performance.

Skimping on running cable. This happens when you install an Ethernet switch instead of a cable. Instability in an otherwise well-designed network comes from using mini-switches instead of just adding another port. If there is a need for a lot of network resources, unintended bottle-necking can occur. Cabling is cheap so there aren’t many reasons why you shouldn’t just run an extra cable or two.

Tony the Phone Guy specializes in business data cabling San Diego and adheres to all data cabling standards. It is always best to use a professional when looking to install a telecommunications network. Always consult a professional before trying to install your own cabling infrastructure and be sure to follow all cabling laws and codes. Also, make sure that the data cabling installer you hire is licensed and has experience with data cabling installation. It’s always wise to get referrals from other and read reviews on the company(s) you are considering working with. Doesn’t your business deserve the best?

Knowing What Not To Do When It Comes To Network Cabling Part. 1


Posted on by Laura J Solomon

San Diego, data cable, blog, tipsNetwork cabling San Diego can be complicated and intricate, especially if you are someone who doesn’t have experience with this type of cabling infrastructure. Sabotaging your own system can happen when you don’t have the required expertise, knowledge, and experience. With such an array of technologies when it comes to network cabling,  even the best of the best technicians can make mistakes while installing network cabling. If those with years of experience and training can forget some key points when it comes network cabling the a person with limited knowledge is bound to make some mistakes.

Network cabling should involve the future of your business

Avoiding looking into the future. While Cat5 cabling may be a less expensive route, but it’s important to think about the future of your telecommunications system. With this being said, it’s wise not to install anything less than Cat5e cabling. It is also smart to install cabling that will give you the option to upgrade in the future. Most up-to-date applications require high speed and good memory. It is also important to keep in mind the need for future application. Labor is usually the most expensive part of having a communications network installed so it makes sense to have Ca5 or Cat6 cabling which will offer a solid option for future needs.

Skimping on cable management. Often times business owners are more focused on the installation of their network cabling system and overlook the need to manage the cables involved. Using a ladder rack is the most efficient way to manage your cables, especially when more cable is added on at a later time. Cables should be labeled or color-coded cables can be used.

Using different voice and data cabling. It used to be that voice cabling was cheaper than data cabling and twisted pair cabling was altogether inexpensive. Single pair wires were used for voice while more expensive cabling was used for data. These days the cabling wire itself is not what drives up the cost; installation does. With VoIP phone systems being more popular, voice is considered a data need which requires data-level cabling. Don’t assume that you can use older cabling for voice if you are running a separate cable for the phone. Be sure to match the data cable type.

Beware of noisy fixtures and devices. Any type of device that sheds electrical or magnetic interference can wreak havoc on your cabling solution. Be sure to leave a cabling pathway that will avoid these kinds of devices from interrupting or causing noise during transmission.

Don’t run cable data cables parallel with electrical cables. Data cabling consists of unshielded twisted pairs that that holds a magnetic field generated by a low voltage that runs through the cable. When run parallel with electric cables, that magnetic field can become disrupted which makes communication noisy and can even result in transmissions to not even make it from point A to point B. If going near an electrical power line, cross cable perpendicular instead of parallel.