At Remark, we have vast experience in all types of data and fibre optic structured cabling solutions.
We understand the importance of a solution to meet the individual requirements of your property or business. Working with clients throughout the UK and across Europe, we have developed a widespread portfolio of Network infrastructure services. We’ve been installing structured cabling systems since 1994. A lot has happened in the industry in 25 years and change continues to drive our business forward with fresh market demands and ever evolving technology.
We have a wealth of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of cabling for fibre optic solutions and copper CAT7a, CAT6a, CAT6 and CAT5e data, voice and security networks, including many specialist projects from large companies all the way through to small one-off projects.
What is Network Infrastructure?
Network infrastructure refers to the resources of a network that make network or internet connectivity, management, business operations and communication all possible. Network infrastructure usually encompasses both hardware and software, and it enables computing and communication between users, services, applications and processes.
Whether you operate in an established building or are planning to move into new premises, you will need to be assured that you have the most robust and efficient data network cabling structure in place. Our expert engineers and project managers are constantly up to date with the latest training that allows us to maintain the highest standard of quality control.
As businesses grow and expand the network infrastructure has to be flexible. Our network cabinet rationalisation service, or tidy-up, can bring order from chaos, and return data cabinets back to their former glory.
Remark tailors network maintenance and service agreements to the unique needs of each customer, offering a range of scheduled services and response-led support through our mobile engineering teams, Helpdesk and remote diagnostics.
Your cabling backbone has to be the most robust part of your network infrastructure and it has to provide the highest bandwidth.
At the Remark Group, our expert project managers and engineers know all the options and are trained to deliver the best structured cabling solution for you. This can be copper or fibre optic, depending on the requirement.
Here at the Remark Group we are committed to providing our customers with reliable connectivity. Trends like IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Buildings mean that there has never been more pressure to provide a reliable and robust wireless solution.
We can provide expert advice based on our extensive experience of network infrastructure and services.
The primary function of this testing process is to identify and give peace of mind that your network is performing at optimal capability. This will prevent a loss of function and data breach. In turn, Network Infrastructure Testing will ensure your systems remain high functioning to better support business operations and overall efficiency.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my Network Infrastructure important?
In the age of technology, you need a reliable network for both new client acquisition and for retaining current clients. Communication between your business and your clients is vital, and it significantly depends on your network infrastructure. Your network infrastructure is the backbone of your day-to-day operations; everything else in your business relies on that backbone being strong and reliable so they can operate successfully. When your infrastructure is set up correctly for your business, you’ll enjoy increased speeds and connectivity that drives better performance from your employees. Invest in a better network infrastructure and you’ll get the most out of your employees.
What are the benefits of using Fibre optics over copper?
Fibre provides more bandwidth than copper and has standardized performance up to 10 Gbps and beyond, something that it is impossible to achieve when using copper. More bandwidth means that fibre can carry more information with far greater efficiency than copper wire. Fibre does not radiate any signal and it is very difficult to tap, the only way to do so is by actually accessing the optical fibre itself which would be detected. These properties are attractive to government bodies, banks and other institutions with major security concerns. Fibre is thinner, lighter and more durable than the equivalent copper cable. Its small size makes it easier to install and takes up less room in conduits and service ducts.
Why would I use CAT6a instead of CAT5e as they both support GBE and CAT5e is cheaper?
Although Cat5e supports Gigabit up to 100m in theory, it’s at the limit of its capability in real life installations and it often does not support this. This is due to a variety of factors – interference, tight bends, poor terminations – they can all have a detrimental impact to performance; in reality some Cat5e installation will only support GbE up to 45m.
It’s far better to use a cable that’s a higher specification, such as Cat6a or above, as there is enough headroom to counteract any interference and still provide the required bandwidth. The same applies to 10GbE, Cat6a should work and usually does, but for longer runs or convoluted installations Cat7 or 7a cable is the better choice. CAT6a if laid correctly will support 99w POE which is very important moving forward.
Why do I need Cable Management?
Cable management takes several forms, It can be used in and on walls as conduits and trunking to provide mechanical protection to cables. It is used on main transit routes as basket, tray or box trunking, this creates a tidy environment that can provide segregation from other services and help with heat dissipation. Cable management is very important within cabinets and server room environments to support patch leads. A tidy cabinet is easier to fault find and encourages housekeeping.
What is Cabinet Rationalisation?
Cabinet Rationalisation or ‘cabinet tidy-up’ can restore your data cabinets to their former glory. As businesses grow as does the network, where once was a perfectly ordered cabinet, over time, can come to resemble a complete mess of cables. Cabinet Rationalisation can bring order back to your data cabinet, allowing for ease of use and complying to health and safety.
Are your engineers qualified?
All of our Network Engineers are up to date with the relevant training they need in order to become continually better at what they do. They are Certified Network Cable Installers (CNCI), meaning our engineers are at the highest level of knowledge, skills and expertise in network cabling infrastructures.
Do you have any Accreditations?
The Remark Group are BICSI accredited, covering voice data, electronic safety & security, and audio and video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fibre and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signalling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
You can view our Accredications here.