If you are working in an office or studying in an institute with a multitude of computers and other such hardware, you are already acquainted with structured cabling systems.
According to the CABLExpress.com cabling glossary, “Structured Cabling is defined as a building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardised smaller elements (structured).
“A properly designed and installed structured cabling system provides a cabling infrastructure that delivers predictable performance as well as the flexibility to accommodate moves, adds and changes; maximises system availability, provides redundancy; and future proofs the usability of the cabling system.”
A wiring network that carries all voice, data, multimedia, security,Voice over Internet Protocol, Power-over-Ethernet and even wireless connections throughout a building or institution can be identified as a structured cabling system. Covering everything along the path, from the data centre to the desktop, a system of this nature includes cabling, equipment, connecting hardware, cable pathways, telecommunications rooms and all work areas in a building or office.
Why it’s vital
But why are structured cabling systems so important? They can be compared to the veins and nerves running within your body, carrying the all important nutrients and messages to all the organs which carry out the functions of the body. If not for them, the entire system would come to a standstill. This is more or less the same with a cabling system.
Just as much as the people who serve an organisation, its structured cabling system is important to its success right now as well as in the future. A well-planned and installed cabling system will facilitate the continuous and smooth flow of information, promote uninterrupted and seamless operations,enable the sharing of all resources, accommodate all technology which is changing by the minute and offer room for growth, while evolving with the organisation. It can safely be assumed that such a system will stand the test of time and be around for longer than a network’s other hardware.
This is why it’s extremely important to install a cabling system which takes all these elements into account and caters to all requirements of an organisation. If done correctly, the system will fulfil all your needs for years; if not, problems will be cropping up at every turn which will eventually drag down your business.
Areas of specialisation
TheLegrand Group of Dubai, which operates in the area of designing and creating electrical and digital building infrastructure, is a leader in the field of structured cabling systems as well as smart home systems. It specialises in providing LCS2, LCS2 copper, LCS2 fibre optic, LCS2 enclosures and LCS2 workstations to some of the top companies in the Middle Eastern region. The beauty of these systems is that they easily and seamlessly integrate into other solutions provided by the company such as cabling accessories, cabling management and trunking systems. What’s more, Legrand has developed solutions which are ideal for individuals as well as businesses.
Among the many accolades the company has received are inclusion in top global indices such as the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index Stoxx for 2015 as well as FTSE4Good index, Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence Investment Registers, Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and Excellence Global, Oekom Research Corporate Rating and Eurozone Vigeo indices.
What Should You Be Looking for in a Home Automation System?
Whether you happen to be a tech junkie or simply an individual with a taste for fashionable convenience, home automation is probably a trend you’ve either already indulged in or hope to do so in the future. What makes home automation so famous and lovable is the good amount of benefits the process brings about. Not only do you have the power to control the security of your home without being physically present in your home, you can also conveniently monitor the temperature and lighting of your home.
But, as is the case with everything else that you spend your hard-earned money on, you need assurance that you’re investing efforts into the right system, don’t you? And to be able to assure yourself of the long-term value of your investment, you need to be able to identify the most distinguishable features of a complete and nearly perfect smart home. So, what is it that makes a smart home top-class and worth the trust?
A smart home is a pretty fabulous thing to look at. Walk into one and you’ll immediately spot a number of features you’d want for your own home. However, be very realistic when you decide what features you want your automation system to support and whether you can afford these features at all! The best smart home system will be convenient to use, will save your energy consumption, cut down your utility bills, provide remote access and improve the security of your home significantly, all at a price that you are willing to afford.
Compatibility with Devices:
What essentially controls the functionality of your smart home is the hardware controller. To maximize the utility of your smart home ensure that the hardware controller of your system can manage as many devices as possible. The more inter-operable the system is the easier it will be for the different peripheral devices such as lights, thermostats, security hardware and other electronics to integrate with one another. For instance, using a single voice command of “leaving home” you may instruct the system to turn off the lights and thermostat simultaneously.
New technological innovations hit the marketplace every day. And of course there might come a time or two when a latest smart trend or feature makes you drool. Look for a smart home system that has the ability to accommodate future upgrades and trends so that usability is maintained.
Reliable Technical Support:
While a lot of smart home features can be classified as DIY, there are many installations that require professional and expert help. Companies with a good customer service and support staff that is both accessible and helpful will extend the value of your automation system.
Remember, your smart home does not need to be doing everything but only the things YOU want for it do. Choose a system that gives you relevant functionality, comes with dependable professional support and is compatible with a maximum number of devices.
Structured cabling Dubai services offered by Legrand are unparalleled to its competitors. With years of experience in the industry and the region, and having worked with some of the most prominent names in the UAE, Legrand stands as your number one choice for all your structured cabling Dubai needs; whether they are requirements for your residential property or your commercial structure.
At Legrand, we have different products for all your structured cabling Dubai requirements. Our products include but are not limited to:
Ready to optimize the performance of your systems; all models of our LCS2 are ready to deliver and they come with a 25-years guarantee period. Models include: LCS2 cat. 6A, LCS2 6 & LCS2 5e. All models are easily integrated with other structured cabling Dubai products.
With up to 10 Gbits/s for a smooth connection establishment in seconds, LCS2 copper is the ideal structured cabling Dubai product that you would require. The LCS2 is embedded with the RJ 45 connector to boost the overall performance. The four twisted pair of cables we are currently offering for this product include: U/UTP, F/UTP, S/FTP & SF/FTP.
LCS2 Fiber Optic
The all new LCS2 fiber optic drawer when compared to other structured cabling Dubai products is highly easy to maintain and really easy to install.
LCS2 racks, LCS2 server enclosures and LCS2 wall-mounting cabinets are easy to install, maintain and give you complete control over your structured cabling Dubai systems.
Being a highly reputable structured cabling Dubai company, Legrand offers structured cabling systems, home automation products and services, smart home automation services. We have a team of highly experience and skilled technicians and engineers who are able to install and maintain these systems for your property.
Services We Offer:
Our team of structured cabling Dubai will plan, implement and execute the job for you. Following is a summary of the services we offer:
– Plan, design and install the structured cabling system in the property with other necessary products and solutions
– Making customizations and expanding already existing structured cabling systems
– Moving structured cabling from one location to another and redesigning wherever required
– Making improvements in existing cabling structures for improved performance
– Maintenance and administration of structured cabling Dubai systems
With our top of the line products and our expert team, we can guarantee you a better and more smartly connected home!
Fiber optic cables in Dubai are very popular among residences and offices for both new cabling installations and upgrades, including backbone, horizontal, and even desktop applications.
Our experts prefer to use fiber optic cable for a number of reasons as opposed to copper cables. Here are some of the reasons why we swear by using fiber optic cables over copper.
Superior bandwidth – Fiber optic cables provides more bandwidth than copper and has standardized performance up to 10Gbps and perhaps even higher, depending on your service provider. The availability of more bandwidth means that fiber optic cables can carry more information with greater fidelity as opposed to copper wires. So if your requirement is to have higher bandwidth than fiber optic cables are the best option.
Speed and distance – Most of our customers prefer fiber optic cables because they are made of light, very little signal loss during transmission, and data can move at higher speeds and greater distances. It’s the best cable solution for your office or home automation system. The distance the fiber optic cable will vary and will depend on the style of cable, wavelength and network you use.
Safety and Security – We will guarantee that these cables are safe as opposed to copper and your data is secure, so you have nothing to worry. It doesn’t radiate signals and is extremely difficult to tap. If the cable is tapped into, then it’s very easy to detect because the cable leaks light, causing the entire system to fail. If an attempt is made to break the physical security of your fiber optic cable network then you will know it.
We also provide solutions through the fiber optic cable system where all your electronics and hardware is in one central location, instead of having wiring closets with equipment throughout the premises.
Reliable and durable – What more can we say, fiber optic cables provide a reliable solution for your data transmission. It’s totally immune to many environmental factors that affect copper cables and are extremely durable. The core of the fiber optic cable is made of glass, which is an insulator, so no electric current can flow through. It’s immune to electrometric interference and radio-frequency interference, crosstalk, impedance problems, and other interferences. We can easily install fiber optic cables next to industrial equipment easily and you have nothing to worry about. Fiber optic cables are also less susceptible to temperature fluctuations than copper and can be submerged in water.
Design – As opposed to copper, fiber optic cables are lightweight. With copper cables, if you want higher bandwidth than you have to use a higher grade of cable, which is typically larger and more bulky and heavy and take up more space in cable trays. On the other hand, with fiber optic cables, the weight and diameter is far less. The petite size of the fiber optic cables makes it easier to handle, and it takes up much less space in cabling ducts, while fiber optic cables are easier to test than copper cable.
Cost – One question we are asked is if fiber optic cabling is expensive? With the decrease in fiber cable, components, and hardware, the cost too has steadily decreased and is very affordable. However, fiber optic cabling is more expensive than copper cables in the short run, but is definitely more expensive in the long run. Fiber optic cables cost less to maintain, has less downtime, requires less networking hardware and can be easily replaced.
So if you are thinking about the best cabling option for your office or home-office, then talk to our experts about the best type of cable to use so that its long lasting, provides a superior performance and is cost effective.