Axiom Solutions provides structured network cabling solutions from basic network configurations to complex data centers. Our systems are scaled to meet the data, voice, CCTV, CATV, paging, security, access control and other needs of both small businesses and large corporate clients.
Layer “0“ might be considered your cable plant, and is critical. Installed behind the walls and above the ceiling, in your cement floors, your cabling – although out of sight, and rarely the topic of conversation among technology professionals – is, the most important layer of your information.
communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
What could Layer 0 be?
Layer 0 is made up of your infrastructure cabling and connectivity. It allows data to be reliably transmitted from one place to another at high speeds – whether users/devices are in the same room, in different buildings or across the country.
Each organization’s layer 0 is unique,it is the connectivity that provides network access to users through wired LAN or wireless LAN, or for the ever-increasing infrastructure connectivity that connects security cameras, monitors, IP Card Access, virtually anything that has an IP address and a variety of building management sensors to the network through gateways. Layer 0 can include:
Twisted-pair copper cabling, supporting data rates from 100 Mbps all the way up to 40 Gbps and power delivery ranging from 15W to 100W
Layer 0 or your infrastructure also includes the metals, cabinets, racks, cable tray, with UPS’s or power distribution, thermal management and cable management features. an out of date or poorly designed cable plant or Layer 0, means your data transfer rate can be compromised slow traffic, poor transfer rates, latency, delays in streaming media, slow downloads or complete system downtime.
As IoT becomes more realistic for today’s enterprises, layer 0 may be responsible if the IP-enabled devices that connect to networks don’t function as intended. If the cabling infrastructure wasn’t designed and installed to support increasing numbers of devices, then those devices won’t be able to communicate with the network or each other.
This thorough approach results in a high quality system that is completed on time and within budget, works effectively within your current and planned information technology infrastructure, and is economical to maintain and cost-effective to enhance.
Cabling is a long term investment. No other component in your network has longer life than your cabling system. Proper design, installation and maintenance of your cabling infrastructure provides the flexibility and reliability needed to keep up with today’s fast-growing technology environment.