Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to the most commonly asked cabling, phone, A/V and data related questions.
A P23mm Lead in conduit with a draw wire from the boundary near the NBN Network Pit or connected to the NBN starter pipe to the Metre Box. Then a P23mm Fibre Bridge conduit with a draw wire from near the Metre Box usually into the garage. The conduit is to be no longer than 25m, with no more than 3 x 100mm sweep bends next to a Dual Power point at approximately 1300mm above floor level. This conduit is fitted off with a Blank Plate with NBN labelled on it for the Fibre Wall Outlet. Then a second P23 conduit approximately 100 – 150 mm away from the Fibre Bridge conduit that provides access for the 2 x Cat6 cables for the Phone and Data/Internet that are cabled into your house. Its providing a protected communications path way for the Fibre from the street into the house.
Basic Smart Wiring is the wiring of your home with Data Cables preferably Cat6 to locations where there will be computers, phones and even TV’s back to a centralised location. This is the same for your TV cables. This way all your communication cabling is centralised in one location in a Smart Wiring Enclosure where your interconnecting equipment for phone, internet and TV can be located.
This provides a secure and centralised location for all the cabling, for testing purposes and ease of transferring outlets from a phone point to a computer point by just changing a patch lead from phone equipment to a computer equipment.
If you have a reliable, fast internet service than IP Phones are the better alternative. Also, you would need to have a well constructed data cabled network in your offices/premises. Because the cost of operation: phone call costs and ongoing line rental costs are cheaper. The features that come with IP phones is too long to list but let’s just say if you want to relocate your phone from your office to anywhere you have a reliable quality internet service you can and lose none of the features. In our opinion IP Phones are better than Analogue Phone System if you have a quality Internet service and data cabled network.
Analogue Phone Systems do have their place in business, as stated if you don’t have a quality Internet Service I wouldn’t recommended IP Phones. The Analogue systems we install, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung, and LG Aria are all reliable and cost effective. The features each system have will provide you with good reliable performance.
The speed Fibre Optic Cables run at is governed by the Active Equipment they’re connected to ,the length of the Fibre Optic run and the number of terminations in the cable run. The Mode of Fibre, Single or Multimode can influence the speed. Over short to medium distances Multimode gives you high bandwidth at high speeds. Single-Mode fibre gives you a higher transmission rate and up to 50 times more distance than multimode.
Under the ACMA Cabling Standards of Australia a Data cable maximum distance is 90 metres in a single run. With a maximum of 10 metres in Ethernet Patch Leads giving you a total distance of 100 metres.
In a Residential environment, it’s called Smart Wiring where all cabling for phone internet/data and Smart TV’s are cabled in Category 6 (CAT6) from the wall outlet to a centralised location to a Smart Wiring Enclosure. Preferably 2 Cat6 cables per location. With your TV cabling, again all cables are run back to the Smart Wiring Enclosure. With a Smart Wiring Enclosure, it enables you to centralise your cabling for efficient use, housing of the incoming Service Providers cable/service, testing if any issue arises and security.
In a Commercial environment, it’s called Structured Cabling where all cables for phone and data are cabled in Category 6 (CAT6) Preferably 2 Cat6 cables per work station and location for printers and equipment requiring access for people or equipment on the network and internet. The cables are terminated onto Patch Panels housed (all cables are identified and numbered) in a Data cabinet, housing of the incoming Service Providers cable/service, active equipment installed by your IT person/company and your phone system. This cabling allows the client to relocate people to different locations without requiring your cabling contractor to do any work.
3rd Party Pit and Pipe is a pit and pipe network designed and installed for unit development(s), Single individual and Multi-level dwellings on private property to Telstra/NBN Fibre Ready standards for communication requirements. We provide the design, installation and ASBUILT’s for the development.
You’ll hear this term it’s the legislation introduced under the Communications Alliance Guidelines used under the Federal Government’s Fibre in New Developments Policy as updated in June 2011. As a general rule developers are now responsible for providing fibre-ready infrastructure in new real estate development projects and developments in built up areas where a single house is demolished and multiple units constructed.