Cabling is one of those necessary evils in life. You know that you need it, but it is also a major pain to deal with. Of course, the better organized things are the easier it is to diagnose and correct issues at your Barlett, Crystal Lake, Des Plains, Elmhurst, Itasca, Wood Dale, or surrounding area business. Sometimes it pays to bring in the experts from Network Technology Innovations to help get your cabling situation squared away so that you are ready not only for the expansion of your business but to make it easier to correct problems faster. Contact us today and have us come out for a review of your cabling setup.

Cabling Colors and What They Do

Multiple Different Color Cables After Cabling in Barlett, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Elmhurst, Itasca, Wood DaleYou have likely seen that the cabling you use can come in a variety of colors. There presently is no standard of what color to use when, however, there are some common acceptances of colors being used for different purposes. So why would you use different colors with your cables? The reasons for color choices are limitless, but for some businesses, they want to have different colors so they can more quickly identify the type of device that they are needing to work on. For example, for many companies, the yellow cables are being used for security cameras on the network while the red cables are for cables that connect to phones.

In situations where you don’t have different device types but rather want to tell the age of the cabling used, cable installers will only use one color for each year. For example, blue cabling could be used for the installations that were done in 2018, red cabling is used for cabling done in 2019, and so forth. Many professional installation companies do this with their clients so that they know when they did certain work.

Getting Your Business Network Working

It is important to have a color-coding convention that is logical and serves the purpose of making network maintenance as fast and easy as possible. Our team at Network Technology Innovations will work with you to understand your network and suggest a color-coding system that will make the most sense for your needs. Along with the color-coding system, it is important to properly route the cables that you are using so that they are neat and tidy. We have provided cabling services to businesses all over Barlett, Crystal Lake, Des Plains, Elmhurst, Itasca, Wood Dale, and the surrounding areas, and we can do the same for you. Contact us today to get started on cleaning up your cabling.

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