Standards; Why have them?

Computer systems from the software application to the fundamental harware components are modular in design. Each part assumes that the other parts will work exactly as expected. When that doesn't happen, unexpected things happen.

The network cabling, Layer 1 in your network stack is one such standard, and compliance to the published standards is important for Your Enterprise...

Click here to find out about the OSI Model...

In life, we adhere to standards all the time.
Driving a car on the left is a standard, so is driving on the right.  It doesn't matter which standard everyone works to - so long as everyone sticks to the same one!

The networking OSI model is one such standard.  It defines exactly tolerances so that an electrical signal can transfer the ethernet frame which carries the TCP protocol so data can be presented or retrieved from your database.  The cabling and the performance of the physical connection is layer one of the OSI model.

Sure, you don't need to stick to the standard, sure, the electricians can pull the cables in with the power, sure all that talk about maintaining minimum bending radii during installation might not be what you want to pay for - but you won't be working to the standard - and drivers who drive on the wrong side of the road crash!

We work to the engineering standards set by the TIA, that define a compliant installation - issued by our industries governing body.  If you were thinking of using your building or electrical contractor, ask them first who the TIA are and what they do; if they can't answer, - do you want them installing your infrastructure when you only have one shot at getting it right ?


We won't bore you further with the details........................
...........................................Perhaps you'd like to read about the practice?


Decide for youself...