Thursday, January 30, 2014

Solutions for structured cabling, 2016

Global Web Based Solutions for Structured Cabling

Network Connections Group USA is the global data communications company making Structured Cabling trouble free with better products, design and value, supplying the best and most cost effective products for structured cabling in the world. Our portfolio of leading brands includes Cable Labels USA, Cable Labels Canada, Cable Labels UK, Tech Cable Labels and 3D CAD estimation right across the world.

Tech cable labels 

Tech Cable Labels is our own brand of labels for the structured cabling and communications cabling market, we have taken our electrical engineering and low voltage knowledge to design and manufacture the best performing and economical labels around today.
Our range is now growing for the structured cabling market with our new Patch Panel labels, fiber tags, engraved labels, data jack labels and self laminating cable labels all made to the same high quality that you have come to expect.

cable labels
We understand structured cabling labeling and have many years experience of the best wire markers and self laminating cable labels across the world in many projects from normal structured cabling systems to cable marking on the top rated cruise ships, trains and NASA. We test all our solutions in house and on many of our own network labeling installation around the world with new designs TCL-49. Our products are made in the USA to support the structured cabling installations, the quality is great and cost less that any UK or European competitors, our printable laser sheets are the Best cable markers. 

Our new TCL-49 are designed for data communications cabling, these TCL-49 self laminating cable labels have our new curved top edge to help the installation onto the cables in tight racks for the cable marking, patch cord markers and telecommunication areas. They are designed by Technicians and made from the same high quality material as our standard wire labels, these new and easy to install and can be printed on any office laser printer and have great results for patch cord labels and cable marking for electrical and data.

Tech cable labels
Tested by Cabling technicians and printed with our FREE web based labeling software we are network labeling experts and only use solutions that work. 

Design and print your wire markers online for perfect results, with our state of the art web based labeling software printing can be used any place from any device, no need to download or spend money on labeling software which is always out of date.

Our web based network labeling software service is growing every month and allows you to print our products for free, no more download and PC’s just click and print.

Our cable markers are great for patch cord labels and all structured cabling installations, cabling for all networks with many labeling solutions from data centers to the small office networks, they stay for every and the self laminating cable labels are installed all across the world on major project.

Adhesive data jack markers will fit most outlets and receptacles used around the world they are made in the USA from white polyester on plain sheets for printing on any office laser printer. Our data jack labels are made from the best materials for use in data communications, audio and electrical receptacles with many sizes and template to choose from. We have a wide range of data jack labels to fit most installations.

Standard Patch Panel products will fit most commonly installed patch panels, our adhesive products are made from white polyester and can be printed on any office laser printer the patch panel products have a great finish. All made in the USA our patch panel marking systems can be printed with our templates or made to order. We are adding more products each month to meet our customers’ demands on patch panel labeling


3D CAD Estimation

3D CAD Estimation

Welcome to online 3D CAD estimation a feature rich online program that works across all platforms and automates the design and estimating process.

Auto placement of outlets, cables and pathways | Products library | Auto labeling | Access from anywhere

Our new online Structured Cabling Design and Estimation software now has take off and many other new and great features. 3D Cabling Design software from CAD Estimation is a revolutionary online program for network design which enables automation of all of Network cabling designing within an integral system. 3D network
Our products are cost effective and made in the USA to provide the best solutions for your projects. They are made from the highest quality self laminating wrap around materials and printed on any standard office laser printer. They are self adhesive with an opaque section which over laminates the printed area. The best products used by our own Technicians every day, we have thousands of patch cord labels installed all over the world.


Helping Hands

Our helping hands, engineers, trainers and customer support staff possess the experience and background, which will directly impact the success of your project.

We are one of the top ranked cabling and web based companies in the USA, Canada and UK. We can provide you with services to help you overcome cabling and web based solutions.

We can help you with your Structured cabling design or problems and estimation of your projects, web based solutions and social media set up and help for your designs and implementation.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

When I used my first Cable Label 2016

So having been a Tech from the RS232 days when we would run some screened four core cable to a “VDU” from a 25 way cinch plug, to a wall jack I made sure I numbered everything.

The so called “D” cinch plug cover was BIG so we just marked the number on the side with a marker pen and a small one on the back so you could see it when plugged into the PDP 11/34. The other end was a white MK face plate cut to receive a 25 way cinch socket, it had a smooth surface, so we used a product called Letraset, we would rub the number off on the top corner seemed to work well and looked great at the time.

The point here is the cable never had any marking on it we would test them with a OHMs meter all three wires and number them in order and beside broken cable, never had any problems.

The next labeling we worked with was twinaxial which was one basic line with a number of screens added, all the numbers used on the line normally on the data jack on the wall like 1/1 and 1/2 and on so you knew line one and device 2,3, or more the line just went on forever and the user could switch on or off on the wall plate. 

 Then came IBM token ring and Ethernet on a yellow cable “thick net” and then thin net all needed little or no labeling as one line or loop heading one place. No matter how hard I try I cannot recall any cable labels been used.

Then I was asked to install a Cat 4 cable UTP job, all new to me 4 twisted pairs and color coded seen nothing better. But now we have a DR site “Disaster recovery” and 400 cables to install around the building, I think the first time we marked each cable with a sharpie with little lines and pulled in bunches of eight and then labeled the patch panel and the data jacks. (No cable Labels yet)

The very first time I can recall using a cable labels was in 1984 on a new DR site, we had to install around 500 drops and they had to be removable under the computer room floor, the point of this was they would be installed ready in one location, but a unit next door could also be used if they did not need the UTP in that area.

We found a company that made groups of eight cat 5 cable installed in one PVC jacket, so we had to label each group A1 – A8 and B1 – B8 all pre terminated, we found that Krone (ADC) (TE) had the Patch panel that allowed the RJ45 to be removed and terminated each group of eight into a floor box with eight RJ45’s.

We labeled each RJ45 for the patch panel end with homemade wrap around cable labels, the main cable of eight with a BIG “A” and the jack box with normal card inserts A1 – A8 all the way up to ZZ-1.

After this we tended to label everything in some form or other until I moved to the USA in 1995 and had big projects on cruise ships to number, on the first few jobs we used hand held labels machines, we started each project with may be three hand held labeling printers and we always left the ship after 10 days with one. As soon as our back turned. GONE this just cost me a bunch of money in label machines and tapes.

Contact was made and each project we would pre print all the cable labels and a few extra for those extra runs that are always added at the end, we also took some spare to the project just in case. We also printed out patch panels labels and data jacks all ready just to stick on.

So now if we see any cable without a label we are on it and the question is when did you install your first cable label.

Graham Barker