If you’ve been planning to expand your office space, your old MDF (Main Distribution Frame) might no longer be enough. In this case, what you need is a reliable company to install your IDF buildouts (Intermediate Distribution Frame) in La Habra. You can feel confident when you work with our team of technicians at Endless Communications Inc.
What Networking Equipment Should You Install in Your IDF?
It isn’t the customer’s job to remember what equipment their IDF should have. However, that does not mean you shouldn’t know what purpose the equipment serves. Here are some of them and their uses:
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS
This is your solution to a power outage. Probably also the most important equipment in your office.
The patch panel helps you organize a group of cables that connect from the wireless access points and ethernet drops to the PoE switches.
Power Over Ethernet Switches (PoE switches)
With its Power Over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, the PoE switches allow you to power devices. Its real use is to power devices when power outlets or network connections aren’t available.
Rack and Wire Manager
This is a crucial piece of equipment because it holds all the cabling.
The Internet Service Provider (ISP) modems will make sure you have access to the internet.
It is the server of your local network. A controller will collect, analyze, and process data. It will detect problems and alert IT operations before the issue causes trouble for your business. They act as a firewall, which is why most technicians advise having a backup controller if the one in use malfunctions.
Knowing about this equipment can help you to manage your IDF better. Our team at Endless Communications Inc. is more than adept at installing your IDF buildouts (Intermediate Distribution Frame) in La Habra. Call us at (949) 390-5870 today!