Network design and Implementation
Network design and Implementation is crucial for any business network. A poorly
designed environment can cause security and performance issues, so it is better to get it right the first time with Hedges.
Communication networks are becoming more complex – as organizations are becoming more dependent on computer networks and as the need for faster access to information is growing – cabling system is the most important element that lays the foundation of the high-performance network.
It is not uncommon to hear from IT administrators that network is down due to some or the other reason. In many cases, inferior cabling systems are responsible for this downtime. The installation of “standard compliant” cabling system can significantly reduce much of this problem. Another important point to consider is that structured cabling system not only “outlive” other components of network system but only account for less than five percent all costs associated with it.
The structured cabling is what we need to contend with needs of telephone and data communication today and in future. It is a systematic approach that can handle entire cabling system for all types of traffic like voice, video, data, etc. If you want to create a network that supports adaptability, flexibility, and longevity then you will have to start with structured cabling.
Fiber Optic Networks
Fiber optical networks use signals encoded onto light to transmit information among various nodes of a telecommunication network. They operate from the limited range of a local-area network (LAN) or over a wide-area network (WAN). Also, they can cross metropolitan and regional areas all the way to national, international, and transoceanic distances. Thus, fiber optical networks offer high speed, large bandwidth, and a high degree of reliability. They are widely deployed as the basic physical network infrastructure.
IP Telephony Systems
IP telephony (Internet Protocol telephony) is a term used to describe technologies that use a variety of protocols to exchange voice, fax, and other forms of information, traditionally carried over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The call travels in the form of packets, over a Local Area Network (LAN), or the Internet, avoiding PSTN tolls.
The benefits of IP telephony in corporate environments are numerous, but are mostly narrowed down to cost considerations related to infrastructure and monthly telephone bills. Modern VoIP PBX solutions, allow for companies to run the system on existing, non-proprietary hardware as well as low-cost machines such as Mini-PCs. Traditional phone systems and proprietary VoIP solutions require extensive implementation of closed architectures, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and are much more difficult to manage, configure and maintain. Open standards IP telephony systems are also much easier and more cost-effective to scale.