Have you even considered the amount of revenue wasted with regards to time it takes to try and work around this mess?
The problems arrive when you need to make changes and find faults etc. You won’t notice the problem until it’s too late and you need to either get a specialist in or attempt to tidy it yourself. Either way, the chances are that you’ll have to go “off-line” to do this and power things down, unplug connections…….. this can add to a number of issues if you don’t have any patching records too.
The below image is an all too familiar scenario within a communication room these days and the only answer is to start again!! (or you could leave it until later???)
Below is a job we have scheduled in….. a long weekend.
We carry out many cabinet tidy exercises and some we have done more than once!
The above comms cabinet was located within a business hub providing office accommodation to various tenants. The communication services are included within the rental so good connection is imperative at all times to eliminate client issues.
As well as the obvious mess on the outside of the comms cabinet, the inside is NO better and caused no end of issues regarding adds, moves and changes as well as faults. Netcom were asked if there was anything we could do to tidy this mess. Of course we said yes and put a scope of requirement together along with a quote to complete the work which included the following.
- Remove all patch leads and connecting electrical connections
- document all connection
- Remove and dispose of the current cabinet
- Tidy floor around cabinet location
- Relocate the existing ceiling light which sat directly above the cabinet
- Suitably connect all loose connection plates behind the comms cabinet and label
- Replace the existing 600 wide X 800 deep 42U cabinet with NEW 47U 800 wide X 800 deep cabinet complete with 2 x 12way PDUs
- Re-install all hardware back into the cabinet in correspondence with cabinet design provided by Netcom
- Re-patch all comms as per documentation previously gathered
- Re-connect all power plugs within the cabinet onto the PDUs installed
- Test circuits
- Visual inspection confirmation
ALL work was completed from 6PM to 2AM in a single shift with an engineer on support the following day in case of any tech issues.
If you think you could do with some assistance then get in touch.