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 which comprise of:
- Structured cabling
- Managed Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches
- Managed routers
- WiFi access points
- Cabinet with ample power sockets
- Uninterruptible power supply (ups)
Stamford Telephone Company recommend that structured cabling is installed on premise. The Ethernet cable used for this part of the infrastructure should comply with at least the Category 5E standard. This will ensure high speed data transfer and high quality voice transmission.
The benefit of using PoE switches is both the capability to delivery power to connected devices and the remote management features. These means that no external power supplies are required as phones and wireless access points can draw their power directly from the switch. The remote management virtually eliminates the need for costly and time consuming site visits.
A wireless (WiFi) network should provide secure and separate networks for both the business and it’s guests and visitors. 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 fulfill our ongoing obligations to service your business quickly and simply. Remote management can prevent the majority of costly and time consuming site visits and 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)