With most forms of communication going wireless these days, many ask the question, "Why should I have a wired network?" There is no doubt that a majority of data communication is transmitted through the air waves these days to and from devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and even many printers. However, there is still a very strong need for wired networks and for particular devices and technologies to be connected via ethernet. Although wireless networking is a cost productive way to connect many devices to a single router, it isn't always the most reliable. Since wireless signals are broadcast through the air, interference and interruption are always a possibility, due to causes such as hacking, inclement weather, and the path that the signal must travel being blocked or lengthy. These issues arise mostly when dealing with business IT, where network consistency is a must.
Businesses usually (and should) have in place some form of server, and some implementation of a backup system and disaster recovery plan. These systems require what is known is a dedicated connection, usually from an ISP that provides T-1 or similar service, that has no downtime. Downtime in such a scenario can be very costly for a business as it could totally halt productivity for the time that the network is inaccessible. With the aforementioned issues that wireless networks can have, it makes sense that these systems would be wired to prevent downtime and/or network interferrence. This is where we come in.
Data and voice cabling, also referred to as low-voltage cabling, must be performed by licensed and insured individuals, and sometimes requires that a building permit is pulled to perform the work. It's not as easy as simply plugging your computer up to the wall, the cabling part is what enables an actual network connection to go from your network equipment to the wall plate or jack so that it is live. It's a similar concept to electrical work as well, where the light switch will not function without an electrical current and fixture attached to it.
We at Vital Computer Services are fully licensed and insured low-voltage electricians, with heaps of experience in the industry. We are able to provide both residential and commercial data and voice solutions, and coupled with our IT specialty, can provide what is called system integration. We would love to have an opportunity to help you get connected!