Proper organization and classification of a network’s rack cables is important to maintain usability, security and ease of maintenance.
The strategy we follow at PC PROJECT to create an organized and well-ordered rack cable layout includes some of the following steps:
- Pre-Installation Planning:
We carefully plan the cable layout before installing the equipment.
- Cable Colors:
We use color coding for the cables (e.g., blue for data, red for power).
- Cable Symmetrically:
We sort cables in a way that creates uniformity and ease of location.
- Use Label Cables:
We use labels for each of the cables, identifying information such as function, destination, etc.
- Wiring from Below:
We start wiring from the bottom of the rack to the top, so there are no unused lengths of cable.
- Use of Cables:
We install cable trays to keep cables neat and protected.
- Grouping by Function:
We group cables by function (e.g., data, power, voice).
- Cabling By Color Profile:
We use cable channels with color profiles to classify cables.
- Cleaning Cables:
We remove cables or replace them with shorter ones in case of unused connections or excess length.
- Recording of dimensions:
We record the dimensions of cables to avoid problems between devices.
Here are some examples of customers to whom the above techniques had not been applied and after working with PC PROJECT they gained a well-organized and easy to maintain cabling infrastructure in their company’s network equipment rack.