Structured Cabling Solutions

Certified Structured Cabling Systems with extended application assurances (up to 30 years) have been a key solution delivered by Somerville for over 30 years.

At Somerville, we develop products and solutions that meet our customer needs. Somerville is an acknowledged leader in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and support of copper and fibre based Structured Cabling Systems.

The secret to a functional, easily managed structured cabling system starts well before the implementation begins. There are many key factors that must be addressed during the design stage to assure future proofing your cabling system.  For instance, if a client is looking at a long term lease option, say of ten years or more, it would be advisable to spend more on your cabling to future proof the installation. Over a ten year period bandwidth demand will escalate and to re-cable during this period would be an expensive exercise. So to invest more on the original installation is money saved in the long-term. Also the hardware will be refreshed about three times during this time frame. Thus, the cabling budget equates to about 3 percent of the whole IT budget for the total time period.

Factors that should be addressed include:

  • Length of time tenancy will be occupied before moving out or refitting the premises
  • Applications that will be used both now and in the future
  • Hardware to be implemented
  • Backbone cabling (Fibre Optics or Copper)
  • Whether a wall mounted IDC or RJ-45 solution should be installed
  • Size of Server Room / Data Centre
  • Redundancy requirements
  • Budget

Once the above items have been addressed a correct assessment can be made on what class of cabling should be installed. These include Cat6, Cat6A and Cat7 for copper installations and OM1, OM3, OM4 or single mode for fibre optic installations.

Our management and trade staff are highly trained and can assist in all areas from design through to implementation.
By partnering with the major structured cabling vendors like Siemon, Panduit, Commscope Systimax, Commscope TE and R&M. Somerville can offer the correct Certified solution for the right price all with a Vendor backed 20 year Warrantee