Why Should You Test Your Structured Cabling?

Category: Structured Cabling
July 3, 2019

Your structured cabling is essential to the functioning of your business, and if it goes down it could leave you scrambling. The best way to prevent your structured cabling’s failure is to regularly check and test it.

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We have provided structured cabling services to Maryland businesses for years and have learned the ins and outs of the industry. We wanted to take some time today to discuss your structured cabling and how it should be tested.

Different Types of Damages

There are many different potential ways your Maryland structured cabling system could be damaged. Sometimes there are factory defects, and sometimes it can be damaged during transit. Contractors could unknowingly step on a cable or drop something on it during installation. A poor installation could also lead to problems with loose terminations or misplaced connections.

No matter what caused it, if you suspect your structured cabling has been damaged, you should contact a Maryland structured cabling professional immediately to help you get things back up and running.

Test Before It’s Installed

The installation of a structured cabling network can be quite costly, but some of this cost can be averted if you can still use parts of an existing network. The best time to check the functionality of the existing network is when the rest of the network is being installed. Testing them becomes much more costly after the cable routes have been covered.

Kinds of Tests

There are several different methods of checking and testing a cable network.

  • Troubleshooting testers – One of the most common ways is to use a troubleshooting tester. They can help detect errors that might otherwise go unnoticed, like a break on a cable run.
  • Continuity testers – They check to make sure that the wiring and pinning configurations are set out as planned.
  • Verification testers – These testers also check the wiring and pinning configurations, but also measure the speed performance of your installed data cabling.
  • Diagnostic testers – Used mostly for analyzing network traffic, they’re also used to determine bit error rates, PoE testing, and subnet mapping.
  • Certification testers – They make sure that your network is compliant with industry standards.

Work With an Experienced Maryland Structured Cabling Specialist

If you’re experiencing issues with your Maryland business’s structured cabling, you need to get it working again fast. Any time spent down is time, and money, lost. When you work with an experienced Maryland structured cabling specialist like LanStar Systems, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be back in business as soon as possible.

Don’t wait around, contact our professionals today. Our team of structured cabling specialists are standing by and are ready to help get your system back working again.


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