Your company needs to have the right data network cabling if you are going to have connective longevity.

What is the right type, size, and amount of data cabling for your installation?

These are just a few of the questions that the structured cabling specialist of Rafiki Technologies, Inc can answer for you.

Why should you partner with Rafiki Technologies, Inc for structured cabling services?

  • Lowered Costs – By building a unified cabling structure, Rafiki Technologies, Inc personnel help you decrease maintenance expenses and updates. Part of lowering overall costs includes the fact that changes (such as expansion) can be made within the system.
  • Easier Management – Once your network has been designed and implemented by a cabling professional, it can be managed by a much smaller staff. Also, changes to that cabling system can be done much more efficiently.
  • Simpler Expansion – Structured cabling has the bandwidth to handle add-on applications down the road such as video conferencing and telecommunications.
  • Less Downtime – By having a professional plan your cabling, you avoid unorganized cabling structures. Why is this important? Because unorganized cabling structures can harm your efficiency and cause downtime.
  • Greater Flexibility – Structured cabling does away with the multiple wiring systems that many companies currently use. It consolidates the system into a single infrastructure and is capable of moving data in various formats.
  • Aesthetics – Structured cabling is less cluttered than other cabling options. This provides a clean look for applications where looks are important.

When deciding on what is appropriate for your company, the advantages of structured cabling cannot be ignored.

  • Save time and money
  • Maximize functionality
  • Reduce installation times
  • Leave room for growth
  • Lower bulk and congestion
  • Utilize a simplified system

The Rafiki Technologies, Inc team of cabling experts use the highest quality of connectors and wiring to optimize your network and enable efficient performance. We thoroughly test the cabling, and we don’t call the project complete until we are sure that the entire network is running at full speed.

We provide data cabling services in Alberta and Ontario. Specifically, the cities of Calgary, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Woodbine, Oakville. Burlington, and Mississauga.

The cost of our cabling services is dependent upon the specifics of the individual project. Let us do a simple assessment of your network, and we will deliver a cabling scenario that will support your workflow and fit within your budget.

We work with a wide variety of cabling. (The particular cabling, of course, is dependent upon the application.)

  • Fiber Optic
  • Low Voltage Data Cabling
  • Shielded Twisted Pair Cabling (STP)
  • Unshielded Twisted Pair Cabling (UTP)
  • Coaxial Cable

What rules do we follow when installing cabling? – The Basics

  • Leave lots of slack in the line.
  • Test as you go – even if it’s brand new.
  • If you must run cable on the floor, cover it with protectors.
  • Label each end of the cables.
  • Don’t use tape – use cable ties.
  • Stay away from fluorescent lights (at least 3 feet).

What about Fire Rated Cabling?

Depending on your specific facility and application, the cabling needed in your facility may be required to conform to ULC-S139 “Fire Test for the Evaluation of Integrity of Electrical Cables.” This ULC compliance requires a circuit integrity of 1-2 hours, depending on the application.

Fire Rated Cabling is most often used for:

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Mechanical systems related to compartments in hospitals, contained use areas, and smoke control
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency equipment such as fans for smoke movement, venting fans, exhaust fans, and elevators
  • Fire pumps

What about FT-1, FT-4, and FT-6 rated cables?

FT rated cables aren’t made to withstand fire. They are tested only for how much smoke they will create if they are burned and the rate at which flame spreads along the cabling.

Cables in a building are required to have an FT rating, but that rating has nothing to do with circuit integrity or fire rating.

Rafiki Technologies, Inc has the cabling professionals who can guide you through the decisions regarding fire rated cabling and meeting current building and fire codes.

Have more questions? When in doubt, call the experts at Rafiki Technologies, Inc!

We’re here to answer your structured cabling questions and to get your cabling projects done right the first time.

Contact us now at (587) 353-5555 or sales@rafiki.ca to begin a no-obligation conversation about your cabling requirements.

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