Layer 0 is made up of your infrastructure cabling and connectivity. It allows data to be reliably transmitted from one place to another at high speeds – whether users/devices are in the same room, in different buildings, or across the country.
Each organization’s layer 0 is unique; it is the connectivity that provides network access to users through wired LAN or wireless LAN, or for the ever-increasing infrastructure connectivity that connects security cameras, monitors, IP Card Access, virtually anything that has an IP address and a variety of building management sensors to the network through gateways. Layer 0 can include: Twisted-pair copper cabling, supporting data rates from 100 Mbps up to 40 Gbps, and power delivery ranging from 15W to 100W Layer 0 or your infrastructure also includes the metals, cabinets, racks, cable tray, with UPS’s or power distribution, thermal management and cable management features. An out-of-date or poorly designed cable plant or Layer 0 means your data transfer rate can be compromised by slow traffic, poor transfer rates, latency, delays in streaming media, slow downloads, or complete system downtime. In addition, as IoT becomes more realistic for today’s enterprises, layer 0 may be responsible if the IP-enabled devices that connect to networks don’t function as intended. For example, if the cabling infrastructure wasn’t designed and installed to maintain increasing numbers of devices, those devices won’t communicate with the network or each other.
Installed behind the walls, above the ceiling, your cabling is rarely the topic of conversation among technology professionals on your cement floors. Yet, Cable Planting is the essential layer of your information.
Here at Infonaligy, the services we offer include:
- New construction projects
- Retrofit and tenant fit-out projects
- Moves, adds and changes (MAC)
- Copper and fiber backbone / riser installation
- Security / access control / tenant entry / CCTV
- Certified copper and fiber test results
- On-site technical support
- Voice / data frame layout and installation
- Infrastructure audits and needs analysis
- Under-floor / raised floor systems