fiber optical network


fiber_opticical_networkA fiber optical network could be required where you own commercially sensitive data that you want to protect.  A fiber optical network prevents snooping on radiated signals from copper cables (CAT5 / CAT6) Where Category 5/6 can only operate with Megabit speed up to 100/110m a fiber optical network can do it over greater distances and with Gigabit speeds.

Choosing a short list of providers for your fiber optical network can take some time depending on the configuration and complexity of your Local or Wide Area network.  Ask the contenders for installing your fiber optical network to provide examples of the networks they have done, together with the contact details of the IT managers on reference sites.  Get in touch with them. Discover if they are completely satisfied with each aspect of the fiber optical network.  If not, find out why so you can avoid the same problems.  fiber opticical network.pdf

For more information on fiber optical network components and installers plus telecoms implementation feel free to chat to the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

optic fibre splicing


optic_fibre_splicingFor optic fibre splicing you do need a specialist who knows what he or she is doing.

This optic fibre splicing is a necessity where two fibre optic cables or connectors have to be linked.  It’s imperative that the end of the optic fibre splicing is perfectly flat and at ninety degrees so that light travels straight through the junction and little is lost through a total internal reflection.

optic_fibre_splicing_XThere is going to be some loss of signal through optic fibre splicing so it is desirable that the fewer optic fibre splicing events there are is minimised.

 As we said at the outset, optic fibre splicing is a specialised operation.  Unfortunately at Telephone Systems Direct we don’t employ such a person, but we have our own contacts where this skill is required to supplement our primary skills of installing and implementing phone systems. optic fibre splicing.pdf

If you do require any more information on optic fibre splicing, then please feel free to chat to the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

optical fibre


optical_fibreWhat keeps the World going?  optical fibre!   optical fibre.pdf

Optical fibre carries our communications at the speed-of-light.

The main users of optical fibre are PTTs (that’s public telephone network providers).  They utilise all sorts of technologies to connect point A with B.  They’ll use copper in the local loop, optical fibre between towns and sub-distribution points; Microwave from hilltop to city; Satellite from one country to another.

optical_fibresWhy optical fibre?  It transmits laser light at 300,000 miles a second – this is modulated to carry digital signals in packets of data forming internet pages, voice conversations, videos and films.  It’s cheaper over shorter distance – has less loss than standard metal cables.

In offices structured cabling systems are limited to about 100m.  Where the area to be covered exceeds this optical fibre can link numerous areas together through fibre optic modems, switches and hubs.

For more information on optical fibre solutions feel free to ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

rj11 phone adapter


computer_headsetA computer headset will mainly be used to listen to music, films or for communicating.

It needs to be so comfortable that you don’t know you’re wearing it.

The USB500 VOIP computer headset is ideal for voice-recognition, online chat, digital voice recording, listening to MP3s and computer games.

The computer headset’s USB cord has an in-line controller that lets you dial Skype, page up & down through Skype’s contacts, adjust the volume and hang-up. All this without touching the keyboard!

It’s also a stereo headset with 40mm speakers, perfect not just for Skyping, but gaming with lots of bass as well.

•Comfortable leatherette ear cushions
•Acoustic shock protection
•Noise cancelling microphone with built-in wind screen

computer_headset.pdf

For your computer headset contact 0800 652 8052 and speak to our team.
Why should you ring Telephone Systems Direct for your computer headset?
It’ll probably be cheaper from us than any High Street shop and we’ll deliver it to you next working day.  Simple to order over the phone.  We’ve been providing solutions to businesses throughout the UK since 1992.

fibre optic patch leads


fibre_optic_patch_leadsBe careful when ordering fibre optic patch leads. 
PLEASE make sure you order the right type of fibre optic patch leads.

These fibre optic patch leads have different terminations:  ST – SC – LT – MTRJ………..  

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Normally when your fibre optic cabling was initially supplied you would have received test certification which detailed the format of the cable and the connectors.  Check it out before making a mistake and causing delays in returning purchases.

Fibre optic patch leads are very similar to CAT5 patch leads in that they connect fixed elements of the building’s infrastructure to active parts such as fibre optic modems or IP phone systems that link to others at GigaBit speeds.

fibre_optic_patch_leads_2There are loads of patch leads suppliers accessible through the Internet.  Obviously by reading this article you’ve so far failed to locate the fibre optic patch leads you’re searching for.  Save yourself time & effort and ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.  We’ll be able to offer you pertinent advice.

computer wiring


computer_wiringIf you’re getting on like the writer you’ll remember the office computer wiring was black, thick, heavy, co-ax cable with twenty-five way “D†type connectors terminating on a wooden board that the Operations Manager had knocked up – ‘cause he knew what he was doingâ€

Today computer wiring is “old hatâ€.  The majority of it will be CAT5 with the latest being CAT5e computer wiring or even CAT6.  All of these are forms of structured cabling.  Essentially a wiring system that it independent of what’s connected to it.  It therefore carrier phone signals as well as computer data at frequencies in excess of GigaBit speeds.  computer_wiring.pdf

For computer wiring you’ll see faceplates on the walls, in floor boxes or on dado trunking with one, two or four RJ45 outlets.  In the comms room there will be a patching panel linking the servers and telephone systems to the users.

Having a building wired up with computer wiring really should be performed by engineers who have been certified to do it.  Electrical contractors will want to do this as part of their contract – just check out they have the certification – otherwise it might not be installed correctly and you won’t get the performance guarantee.

If you are fitting out premises with phones and computer wiring – ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.  You’ll find we can offer you an excellent deal on your communications and wiring.

telecom wire


telecom_wireWhat the telecom wire is delivering today is vastly different to what the inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, ever envisioned.

A telecom wire is ubiquitously made of copper but some will be of fibre optic plastic or glass.  Optical fibres can carry the capacity equivalent to hundreds of strands of normal telecom wire.

In your office these telecom wire will be seen either as CW-1308 wiring or CAT5 / CAT6 structured cabling.  These are 4-pair twisted cable – sometimes screened for improved performance.  telecom_wire.pdf

At home your telecom wire will usually comply to the CW1308 standard.  Nominally 3 pairs provided but in the main only 1 is used.

telecom_wire_platinumWhichever style of telecom wire you need, you should call the team at Telephone Systems Direct so they can give appropriate advice on which will suit you requirement.

We are a holder of the SME Reseller of the Year trophy assuring you that our UK wide client base do value the services we deliver to them daily!

That’s 0800 652 8052 for telecom wire.

telecom wires


telecom_wiresWhat telecom wires are delivering today is vastly different to what the original designers like Alexander Graham Bell ever envisioned.

These telecom wires are normally copper but some will be made of optical fibre.  These can carry the capacity equivalent to hundreds of normal telecom wires.

In your office these telecom wires will double as computer wires – generally called structured cabling – CAT5 or CAT6.  These are 4-pair twisted wires – sometimes screened for better performance.  telecom_wires.pdf

At home your telecom wires will usually comply to the CW1308 standard.  Normally 3 pairs provided but only 1 used.

telecom_wires_platinumWhichever style of telecom wires you want, you should call the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect so they can give pertinent advice on which will suit you best.

We are a recent holder of the SME Reseller of the Year trophy assuring you that our customers do value the services we deliver to them day-in, day-out!

That’s 0800 652 8052 for telecom wires.

cat 5e jack


cat_5e_jackThe termination of a cat 5e jack is a specialised operation.  Terminating requires a precise stripping of the insulation before the terminating tool is used.

This requirement for crimping a cat 5e jack on to the ends of cat 5 cable is imposed in order to maintain the performance through the building structured cabling system – from cat 5 patch panel, patching leads, the faceplate and finally the fly-lead – that’s end-to-end – connecting server to computer or phone to voice processor.

Your cat 5e jack is not much different to the cat 6 equivalent other than tolerances during manufacturing and a slightly inferior coating over the base copper of the conductors.  The construction of cat6cable differs from cat5cable – it has a central plastic core spacing the four twisted pairs marginally more than in the cat5 specification.  cat_5e_jack.pdf

The result:  a cat 6 jack delivers higher frequencies over a greater distance enabling you to practically download data faster.

To learn more about cat 5e jack (or 6) applications feel free to contact Telephone Systems Direct on 0800 652 8052.

cat 6 jack


cat_6_jackTerminating a cat 6 jack is a specialised operation.  The termination requires a more precise stripping of the insulation before the terminating tool is applied.

This requirement for crimping a cat 6 jack on to the ends of cat 6 cable is imposed in order to maintain the performance of the overall cabling from cat 6 patch panel, through the patching leads, the building structured-cabling and the faceplate and finally the fly-lead – end-to-end – connecting server to computer. 

Your cat 6 jack is not much different to the cat 5e equivalent other than tighter tolerance during manufacturing and a slightly improved coating over the base metal of the conductors.  The construction of cat6cable differs from cat5cable in that it has a central plastic core separating the four pairs of twisted wires marginally more than for the cat5 specification.  cat_6_jack.pdf

The result:  a cat 6 jack delivers higher frequencies over a greater distance enabling you to theoretically download Internet data faster.

To learn more about cat 6 jack applications feel free to contact TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.