The On Premise Network
An on premise network is also described as the Local Area Network (LAN). To run any service reliably your on premise network will need to meet good installation standards and comprise of:
- Structured cabling
- Managed PoE* switches
- Managed routers
- WiFi access points
- Cabinet with ample power sockets
- Uninterruptible power supply (ups)
*Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Stamford Telephone Company recommend that structured cabling is installed on premise. The Ethernet cable used for this part of the infrastructure should comply with Category 5E (Cat5E) standard, as a minimum. This will ensure high speed data transfer and high quality voice transmission.
The benefit of using switches with the capability to delivery power to connected devices is recognised by many. Use of PoE switches is becoming more commonplace. The cost savings generated when installing IP telephones or wireless access points can be significant. No external power supplies need be purchased. All phones and wireless access points can draw their power directly from the switch.
A wireless (WiFi) network is a service expected by users wherever they are. WiFi routers are not a business grade service and specific access point devices are required.
Many factors influence the wireless network coverage. A pre-installation survey will identify what sources of interference exist and where best to place each access point for the most reliable coverage.
Security is a very important consideration. We would recommend keeping guest and business networks separate. Hiding the business WiFi network from general view can further increase security.
The Stamford Telephone Company have the expertise to maintain your business security. Guest access and authentication can be controlled to protect your business reputation. Each guest WiFi user can be prevented from accessing your internal network.
Every piece of equipment The Stamford Telephone Company installs can be managed remotely. This allows us to fulfil our ongoing obligations to service your business quickly and simply. Remote management can prevent a majority of costly and time consuming site visits. Issues can be resolved with minimal delay.
“The network and business telephony solution The Stamford Telephone Company installed for us has made our working practices so much more efficient. We are so happy to have them as a Lighthouse Beacon for our charity.” – Louise Marsh (CEO) – Evergreen Care Trust (Stamford)