Moving office? incovo’s telephone system relocation guide

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Telephone System Relocation – The considerations

Moving office can be an exciting for business and their staff as more often than not its usually because the company is expanding or upgrading facilities but sometimes it is often underestimated the stress and strain this can have on those responsible for the business’ communications. What can make this task even more onerous is when their are multiple vendors or suppliers to deal with and as a result the opportunities to encounter difficulties is significantly enhanced meaning costly disruptions to business. Those that have both successful and less so would both say that the need to make sure that there will be no disruption of service or loss of productivity, which means your phone systems, IT equipment and servers all need to be fully operational from day one, is imperative.

When relocating your telecoms system as part of moving office, there are some basic Information Technology (IT) infrastructure items you should consider to support your organisation. We have found that there are four main building blocks in planning a technology-friendly facility: Space Planning, Electrical Requirements, Cabling, and Technology Transition.  Our consultants have years of experience in planning, designing, procuring, and operating overall telecommunications and/or network systems which included the responsibility for installation, maintenance, repair, operation, and modification of varied telecommunications equipment and systems.

Moving to a new facility is an excellent time to incorporate new technology. incovo has coordinated sophisticated voice, data and video networks and managed the installation of PBX/Voice Mail & Network Systems, servers, routers, CSU/DSU’s, and voice/data switches utilizing the in-house staff in many situations.

That’s why we have put together this handy guide to help begin the planning process required to ensure a successful telephone system relocation, ensuring the preservation of your communications infrastructure. The guide is illustrative of the fundamental considerations of a typical moving situation but we understand that each case has its unique challenges as and as such it may be advisable to consult with an experienced party.

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incovo helps clients plan for and implement the transition of mission-critical IT and telecom systems. We work with your Facilities & IT Departments, architects and engineers to design technologically-advanced IT Infrastructure designed for current & future technology systems, IT & Telecommunications Rooms & Services, data centers, server rooms and critical network systems.   Please contact one of our Consultants today to get a free project analysis regarding your telephone system relocation

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Free Telephone System Relocation Consultation

Every successful telephone system relocation project requires a budgetary and a Project plan.  We’ll provide a one hour no cost consultation to potential clients to help get you started with your plan and an initial budget.  We’ll help you develop responsible time lines and develop an initial budget while working on vendor bid requirements.

With a little information from you, our certified project consultants will provide you with an initial project budget and schedule analysis. We help you develop the facts and figures you need to cost-effectively move your telephone system relocation project forward. This critical information is invaluable to a successful relocation and will give you a chance to see just what we can do for your team.

Record 10Gbps over copper lines in push for lower superfast broadband

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A breakthrough in internet speeds has happened recently in the form of 10Gbps speeds recorded over copper lines which could have consequences reducing the requirement for fibre-optic cabling.

Bell Labs in Antwerp, Belguim have been working on a technology called XG-Fast which has set a record built on fast specifications that uses a wider frequency range of up to 500MHz to transmit data instead of the of 106MHz that was the previous standard. The experiment was carried out in the Bell Labs using two pairs of 30m long standard copper telephone cables.

The experiment did yield some limitations with the technology with XG-Fast only functioning over 30m in a one-way data transfer. Similarly, when applying an asynchronous (download and upload) the speeds were reduced to 1Gbps albeit over a longer 70m distance.

The results of this development will likely have an impact in bigger cities where distance to the exchange is less than a couple of miles. The issue will still persist for rural users who are often very far from the nearest exchanges.

The 10Gbps record established is still well short of the 1.4Tbps record set in November that used a fibre optic link between the iconic BT Tower in central London and a research centre in Suffolk.


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