Uncovering the Hazards of Old Cables, Outdated or abandoned cables can contain highly flammable and toxic material. Each year, businesses across the nation spend millions in technology improvements that supercharge their productivity. Copper gives way to optical; USB to FireWire, POTS to ISDN. And with each new installation, more cables are encased in ceilings, floors and closets. Now, all of that unused cabling is the subject of increased scrutiny by fire protection professionals, property owners and local government and building authorities across the country.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has revised the National Electrical Code to address this issue. Now, unused cables that are not identified for future use must be removed. Since many facilities have several generations of cables snaking through floors and ceilings, the task of distinguishing between functioning and abandoned cable can be monumentally difficult.
Structured cabling systems are the foundation of modern information networks and provide an exceptional return on investment. Designed cost effectively to accommodate frequent moves, adds, and changes, a structured cabling system can alleviate workflow disruptions and network downtime associated with enterprise restructuring. On Target designs and builds flexible cabling infrastructures that support multiple voice, data, video, security, and multimedia systems regardless of their manufacturer. We will help you evaluate, design, and install the optimum integrated system for your company.