[Q] Does it matter where I position patch cables in reference
to other equipment?
[A] Placement of patch cables and crossover cables near equipment
is usually not an issue, but there are some special circumstances
that have to be considered. Most computer equipment is designed
in such a manner to minimize the interference generated by their
operation, so your server room and various work stations are
most likely never going to be an issue.
types of machinery, mainly generators and large motors have
the ability to generate large amounts of Electro Magnetic Interference
(EMI). Also, many extremely high wattage lighting systems have
the ability to generate this type of energy, resulting in similar
issues. The problems experienced will be signal loss, and in
severe cases complete signal blockage. In mild cases, intermittent
signal strength drop may be experienced without interrupting
you have an installation that is going to create a EMI problem
for you, it would be a good idea to consider the use of shielded
cable. Shielded cable can solve many, but not all signal
problems resulting form EMI.
you are uncertain if your installation will create this type
of issue for you, feel free to give us a call, or contact your
local network installation professional.
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need shielded CAT 5 Cable for my application?
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