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For more than a decade A+ Mobile Techs, a Nationwide IT services company has been offering  onsite IT services to businesses consisting of data (network) and voice (telecom) IT infrastructure support services.

For all nationwide areas we have successfully managed and executed on hundreds of support tickets involving new site launches, site relocations, site acquisitions, on-going IT support services, data cabling services, telecom services, general computer support services, networking services and IT outsourcing to name a few areas of expertise.

11-data-cabling-servicesWhen any business opens there is always an initial IT infrastructure installation, and unless you have local IT staff or your company is sending onsite technicians, you wicomputerrepairservicesblog.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=163169&action=editll have to find a local company that can ensure that the voice and data topography of your network is being setup correctly, giving you the functionality you require, and will be available for break-fix/ad-hoc and project type ongoing future support.

A huge demand for better technology and services surrounding the available technologies in the greater Phoenix area is evident. Many local businesses have expressed their need and demand for best in class internet, along with voice and data communications services. This of course includes ongoing sustainability of their voice and data networks including their computers hardware, software, network security, printers, phones and any other networkable devices that allow them to do business as usual and operate at max efficiency.

Some of the typical support services we offer to our customers in greater Phoenix onsite computer services are:

  • Onsite Computer Services
  • Computer Networking Services
  • Network Design and IT Consulting
  • Low-Voltage Data Cabling Services (Cat5, Cat6, Fiber, etc.)
  • IT Network Wiring
  • Wireless Networking Services (WiFi networks)
  • Computer and Networking Hardware Installation and Maintenance
  • Wireless Device Installation and Maintenance
  • Printer Networking and Printer Repair / Maintenance
  • Voice / Telecom Services
  • A/V Setup and Installation including Projectors, TV’s, Sound Systems, etc.
  • Security and Surveillance System Installation and Maintenance

We look forward to continuing to support local and branch businesses throughout greater Phoenix and all of Arizona in 2020 and many years to follow.

For more information,  please contact A+ Mobile Techs at 1-866-417-3945 or through our Contact Us page on any one of our websites. Thank you.

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Commercial IT network installation spaces (e.g. data closets, server rooms) typically use a elevated flooring system for the server racks. This enables intensive cooling to be expelled through the space under the floor to cool the servers, switches, routers, etc. Cabling between the many devices and to the users runs through this open floor layout. This by definition is a Plenum Air space and requires Plenum Rated Cable.  Onsite IT Support.

Low Voltage Data cabling Serivces

Low Voltage Data Cabling Services

If there is no wall or ceiling return air grate; look closely at your fluorescent lighting fixtures to see if there is a gap around the edge of the fixtures and put your hand over the gap and you can feel air movement. Obviously your air conditioner should be running at the time! The lack of wall or ceiling return air grates is usually a sure sign that you require Plenum Rated Cable. If you have a large wall or ceiling return air grate; remove and see if there the air is channeled through sheet metal ducting. If there is no sheet metal duct; just the open ceiling or wall space, then you are required by law to use Plenum Rated cable.

How should the data cabling get installed?

Different companies have different needs, and this is also the same with structured cabling systems. So during your consultation with your chosen low-voltage data cabling services, you need to ascertain that they know your company’s particular needs and expectations; and they should also be aware of the local ordinances regarding the kind of project they will be undertaking.

This is an important issue related to the chemical composition of the cable and your building‘s construction, especially when it comes to your small business phone system and low voltage data/audio cabling.

Since both you and the Fire Department don‘t want you to die from breathing in toxic fumes from your cabling, code requires Plenum Rated cable installed through any plenum air return space. Our Installation Team is required run Plenum Rated cable if they determine the air space in not ducted.

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Data Cabling ServicesIn these modern times, every business onsite IT support needs a reliable cabling system to handle their voice and data needs, and if you do not want any untoward delay in your operations due to a massive system failure then you should only get the services of reliable structured data cabling services. As the years pass, more and more technological innovations seem to pop out of the woodwork, and this is all the more reason why you should get a cabling system that can manage all of these new devices and infrastructures so your business can reap all of their benefits.

Why choose structured cabling?

As the name suggests, structured data cabling provides you with an organized system that you can connect all of your important office devices with each other. If you opt for a cheap cabling installation, then there is a huge chance that most, if not the entire system may not be able to function at its fullest; and if you are not making full use of your data network, then you can akin it to throwing money in the toilet.

A good structured cabling system will enable all of your data and voice equipment to interact with each other the way that they are meant to. You can also expect a good cabling system to be able to function properly for many years to come, it should also be able to provide you with provisions for expansion should you need it.

How should the cabling get installed?

Different companies have different needs, and this is also the same with structured cabling systems. So during your consultation with your chosen low-voltage data cabling services, you need to ascertain that they know your company’s particular needs and expectations; and they should also be aware of the local ordinances regarding the kind of project they will be undertaking.

How to find the right structured cabling services?

To make sure that you are dealing with reputable structured and low-voltage data cabling services you need to look for a couple of important details; like finding out if they are using modern and high quality materials, and if they in partnership with reputable leaders in the cabling industry. You can also check out the companies’ references for past clients so you can get a bit of feedback about them; if you hear mostly good things, then you have a keeper in your hands.

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Multi-Location IT Service Providers

Multi-Location IT Services

Many IT Departments struggle with managing multiple locations nationally and internationally forming a demand for a multi-location IT service provider that acts as a single source point-of-contact (POC), offering a wide array of onsite computer, networking and data communications services in an ongoing day-to-day support capacity and as their IT infrastructure continues to develop over time.

Some of the ongoing operational onsite IT functions that need to be addressed are:

  • Ad-hoc break-fix computer and IT networking services (this ranges from very simple computer repair, installation and maintenance services such as hard drive, tower and monitor swaps, and actual computer repair to printer repair and more complex networking issues such connectivity issues, switches/racks/patch panels/firewall/routers and access points that are offline or need to be installed, reconfigured, moved, maintained and cabling may need to be re-run or re-terminated)
  • Server installation and maintenance
  • Wireless networks, smart buildings – installation, maintenance and expansion
  • Low-voltage data cabling services: Adding new cable runs within and office, upgrading cable (e.g. all types of Cat5 & Cat6 cable and Fiber Optics), new location hardware layer installation and maintenance
  • Telecommunication services: Maintenance of existing (analog or VoIP) phone system. Programming of phone systems when there may be a glitch and installation of new/upgraded phone systems (e.g. when moving from analog to VoIP)
  • A/V (audio visual) equipment such as TV’s, interactive whiteboards (e.g. Smartboards, Teamboards, etc.), video projectors, sound systems (including XM radio systems), surveillance systems, etc. installation and maintenance
  • Project management for upgrades (e.g the recent Windows 7 upgrades that many companies have already done or in process), new site builds, office moves and relocations, company and new site acquisitions (e.g. site surveys and then conforming the new locations to company standards) and mergers
  • IT staffing for longer engagements such as part or full-time help desk support, data center management, short or longer-term projects…

There are some multi-location IT service providers, however, one of the pain points we have recognized is the need for dedicated account managers and redundancy for the dedicated IT services account managers in case the primary account manager is unavailable (personal day, vacation, etc). At A+ Mobile Techs we have developed a system whereby we assign dedicated account managers from the beginning of a business relationship that truly get to know a client’s staff, general operations, and of course their IT infrastructure (hardware, software, service call workflow, operations, etc).

Another of the pain points we have recognized over time and addressed is the need for the dedicated and support account managers to actually be at least Level 2 to Level 3 technicians with years of proven field experience, excellent oral and written communications skills, be superbly organized, reliable, highly educated, excel in fast-paced environments and overall just easy to work and get along with (good people). These are qualities that we as a company look for when hiring account managers. When providing account managers to clients that are also technicians, we are able to minimize the amount of ticket escalation due to technical issues or other related technical problems that otherwise we may have to escalate within our clients’ organizations. This not only cuts down on the workload for our clients, but it speeds up resolution times increasing efficiency and ultimately saves money!

Additionally, when selecting a multi-location IT services provider with a dedicated account manager, there are many other benefits that speed up time to resolution such as ticket or work order routing and time until the technician is onsite. Lastly, when it comes to invoicing and payments, by receiving only one bill from one IT service provider, the time you spend to review the invoice (your IT department) and your accounts payable department will not have to spend nearly as much time processing payments – and if there are any questions they do not have to make multiple calls/emails, just one – which of course saves time and time is money!

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Plenum-rated data cable is derived from an old HVAC term referring to “plenum spaces”.  A plenum space is the division of a building that facilitates air circulation by providing pathways for heated/air-conditioned and return air-flows at a higher pressure than typical.

Simply put, plenum rated low-voltage data cabling has an extra fire retard applied to the shielding portion of the cable making it more resistant to heat and less likely to cause fires vs. non-plenum cable which does not have this extra layer of fire protection.

Plenum Cat5 Data Cable

Plenum Cat5 Data Cable for Low Voltage Data Cabling

The choices available for different cable products these days are very abundant. Everyday new options are being introduced into the electrical market. Whether it be from the parameters changing to the different variations, the choices are becoming more and more plentiful as time goes on. One option; however, which is usually the first thing a person takes into consideration when purchasing cable remains pretty constant. This is whether or not the cable to be used will need to be plenum rated or Non-Plenum rated.

There are two basic types of building construction as it regards the movement of heating, air conditioning and ventilation through office buildings. In these modern times, every business needs a reliable cabling system to handle their voice and data needs, and if you do not want any untoward delay in your operations due to a massive system failure then you should only get the services of reliable structured data cabling services. As the years pass, more and more technological innovations seem to pop out of the woodwork, and this is all the more reason why you should get a cabling system that can manage all of these new devices and infrastructures so your business can reap all of their benefits.

In newer construction and in most high-rise construction the architects save space and the cost of expensive sheet metal return air ducts by simply drawing the air back to the heating/air condition unit through the open spaces above the ceiling and between the walls.

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