Data Networks

Modern business relies on technology to communicate; exceptional companies need to have an exceptional voice & data networks at their core.

It’s not about rushing out to buy the latest technology or indeed spending a fortune on blazingly fast servers and desktop computers. Still, instead, it’s about making sure that the equipment you have can communicate in the most streamlined and efficient way. The foundation to build your business has to be a solid and carefully considered one.

Imagine your data network is a road. You and your team may have the fastest little sports cars, but if you are all trying to drive on the same narrow street, speed will not be an issue, but congestion maybe!. Far better than driving something a little more sensible but on a six-lane motorway.

We offer a free one-to-one consultancy service and will use all of our professional skills to design the very best network structure to complement your business

Networks Optimised - Not Optimistic

It doesn't matter if you're planning your first voice & data network or just looking to add more capacity to an existing network. Either way, careful consideration and planning are a must. Experience has taught us that to plan for every possible scenario is the key to building robust, secure and usable networks, from simple cable pulling techniques that ensure cable separation to cable management and labelling, all of which contribute to the usability of the end product. Whilst it is much easier to plan and design something from scratch, it is equally important to plan additions and changes to network infrastructure when even the smallest modification can affect the overall performance of the connected devices.

man seated at desk writing consultancy document STEP ONE


Our consultancy service can assist you with finding the right solution for the business you run. We will evaluate your current infrastructure and discuss any foreseeable I.T requirements you may have, plus appraise the resilience of your communications systems.

Initial consultancy is free, and you decide how in-depth you want the report to be. We typically charge a small fee for complete site network suitability surveys.

man reading network report STEP TWO


Report Our consultancy documents are pretty extensive, contain more details than a simple quotation, and can be tailored to suit the individual reader with as little or as much detail as required.

You are presented with an easy to understand "non-technical" report though we can still "speak geek" if you prefer.

What's more, if you use us to carry out any scheduled installation works, the cost of consultancy is refunded in full.

servers in rack with man reading tablet STEP THREE


Let us help plan your new network or help you plan changes and additions to your existing network. We don't just mean the computer network either; we can take care of:-

  • Telephone systems [VoIP, Pbx, Traditional]
  • Security systems [ CCTV, Door Entry, ANPR]
  • Radio / Tannoy / Paging systems
  • Computer hardware [PCs, Printers, Thin Client, Servers etc]
blueprints STEP FOUR


We will provide (if required) a detailed set of technical drawings and plans and a materials checklist to enable you to build your new comms room to a technically approved ISO standard.

Plans will include airflow handling, filtration and power requirements, and even lighting and security provisions if wanted.

builder measuring blockwork STEP FIVE


Some of our clients wish to move into new premises and like to build a proper communications room to house their I.T equipment securely.

We work exclusively with a trusted builder who can reproduce our drawings to millimetre perfection in brick and block form, plus specialist electrical engineers who will install all of the air plant and power circuits to ensure that your new facility is completed not only to specification but is completed on time and within budget.

engineer working on data cables STEP SIX


Each of our qualified network engineers has at least five years of installation experience, whilst a senior engineer supervises our apprentices to ensure that anything we install for you is of the highest standards.

The cable is tested end-to-end before installation and pre-handover and certificated where required upon completion.

Each cable is marked with a unique barcode and carries both the cable manufacturer's ten-year guarantee and our protected lifetime warranty.

happy man wearing headset STEP SEVEN


Our engineering team is on call 24/7 and can respond to issues via our support ticketing system. Of course, many hardware/software issues can be resolved remotely, but we appreciate that sometimes things go wrong. Whether it's something simple like a broken wall socket or damaged wire, or something a little more serious, we can dispatch an engineer capable of fixing the issue often within just a few hours.

We can tailor a full range of support and maintenance tasks to suit your needs and budget, from providing essential ad-hoc support to dedicated I.T specialists being based within your building either on a full-time or part-time basis.

engineer inspecting cables in cabinet STEP EIGHT


Once installed, we offer to maintain all aspects of your new comms room, from scheduled annual maintenance of the physical infrastructure to the routine maintenance of hardware and peripheral equipment.

We also run disaster scenarios (fire, flood, terrorist attack etc.) alongside the more in-depth penetration testing "whitehat hacking" that we are well known for.

Engineer checking data cables in comms room ADOPT

Network Adoption

Lost faith in your existing network maintainer? then ask us about adoption.

We will happily work to maintain and repair existing networks, sort out data bottlenecks and resolve wifi signal issues.

Our highly skilled engineers will always try and work around your operational hours to ensure a minimum amount of disruption. Once they are happy, we provide the same lifetime network warranty that we issue to brand new installations.

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Michael and his team provided a great installation experience with very little disruption and absolutely zero mess.

Communications Room

Written by Emma Johnson

A comms room or communications room is simply a dedicated room within a building where all network cables terminate and where the business keeps its main servers and network storage devices.

Many small businesses can get away without providing a dedicated room to hold their I.T systems. However, it is worth considering as your business expands as a dedicated comms room increases the life expectancy of precious computer components and provides an additional layer of security for your critical data.

A proper "comms" room will firstly be air-conditioned. This is important in an environment filled with computer equipment. Many of their peripheral components generate a significant amount of heat energy (think how much heat a small laptop computer produces). There is a simple trade-off between processor speed and heat delivered. The faster the processor, the better the cooling needs to be. Air conditioning also filters the air within the room, removing those nasty dust particles that can make their way into and onto sensitive components.

Tiled floors reduce dust further and help dissipate static; static electricity is the number one enemy of communication hardware. Having all of your critical data in one place doesn't seem very sensible, though, as it places your data eggs all in one basket. Still, a good comms room will have excellent fire protection and a secure fireproof door that can be locked to keep the inquisitive out.

Need some help with your data network? just call the experts

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Peripheral Equipment & Tiers

Written by William Davis

Peripheral is a term used to describe any device used to put information into or get information out of a computer. This term can also extend to intelligent devices such as network attached storage , data routers, & data switches.

A company's peripheral requirements can be identified by breaking down the day to day tasks of the business. For example, let's take the job of answering email; apart from the prominent components such as Computer, Screen, Mouse, Keyboard etc., there will be several components further down the chain that may not be as obvious but are just as important. These components form the skeleton of your network and will be things like routers, switches, network storage devices, firewalls, patch panels, power supplies etc.

Each peripheral can be placed into a subset or tier; some tiers are critical to your business, some are not, but each level of equipment becomes more reliant on the next.

  • Tier 1.

    • Application Servers
    • VoIP Gateway
    • Uninterruptable Power Supply
    • Managed Data Switch
    • Telecomms
  • Tier 2.

    • Routers
    • Unmanaged Data Switch
    • Firewall
    • AntiVirus
    • Web Server
    • Email Server
    • Storage/NAS
  • Tier 3.

    • Backup Server
    • Voice Mail Server
    • PC's + Laptops
    • Patch Panel
    • Handsets
    • Sockets
  • Tier 4.

    • Fly Leads
    • 3rd Party Software
    • Memory Sticks/Disks
    • Fax Machines
    • Printers
  • Tier 5.

    • Keyboards/Mouse
    • Monitors
    • Wall Boards
    • Handsets
    • Cable Management
  • Tier 6.

    • Everything else
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