Structured Ethernet Cabling
Today's applications are becoming more and more network-dependent. Historically, users could tolerate imperfect installations, but the rise of Voice over IP, cloud-based services and reliance on Internet connectivity to remote offices and customers has effectively put an end to Ethernet installation by amateurs. In other words, installation of network cabling to support these applications (and ever increasing network speeds) requires trained technicians and specialized equipment.
Coaxial Cable Installation
Although Category 5e Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cabling is increasingly taking over in places historically reserved for coaxial cable, many technologies are likely to remain dependent on coax for the foreseeable future. As such, Simply Bits maintains the tools and skills needed to install and troubleshoot coaxial cable for applications such as cable and direct broadcast satellite television, closed circuit television, two-way radio and wireless networking.
Speaker Wire Installation
Simply Bits can provide services ranging from simple wiring to complete end-to-end Voice Over IP-enabled paging systems including amplification, speakers and recording for public address venues and entertainment systems.
Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber optic cabling requires an even greater investment in tools and training than traditional copper. Although more expensive than copper, professional fiber optic cable installation pays off with high speeds, optical isolation (preventing power surges from sources such as lightning from traversing from one end of a cable to another) and far greater link distances. As an example, traditional copper Ethernet has a 100 meter (aprx. 320 foot) distance limit. Ethernet over multi-mode fiber can go up to 2 kilometers (aprx. 1 1/4 miles) and single-mode fiber can extend this distance to 40 kilometers (aprx. 25 miles).
WiFi Access Points
When it was initially deployed over 15 years ago, early 802.11 wireless networks were simply an overlay to wired networks which allowed users to trade convenience for speed and reliability. Times certainly have changed, with the advent of WiFi enabled tablets and ubiquitous WiFi use in smart phones. An off-the-shelf commodity access point or WiFi-enabled router sitting in the communications closet simply cannot keep up with the needs of a modern business. Simply Bits can provide properly engineered and professionally installed industrial-grade solutions which support high speeds, high user device density, building-wide coverage and business-class security.
Termination and Certification of Existing Cabling
Businesses moving to a different office space often find that the previous occupant has removed the Ethernet patch panels along with their network equipment. Even when the cable plant is intact, the quality of it is unknown. In these circumstances, Simply Bits can replace any missing patch panels, test the existing cables and make repairs where needed.
Making a LAN span across multiple buildings (or non-adjacent suites in the same building) presents special challenges, such as providing protection from transient voltages (lightning, etc.) transferring from one location to another, distance limitations of various network technologies and property ownership obstacles, such as crossing streets or neighboring properties. Simply Bits has a complete array of solutions using copper, fiber optic and wireless technologies, and can engineer hybrid solutions when necessary.