Financial Company Upgrades Cabling System with ICC

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ICC Success Story Company Upgrades Cabling System

AZ – A top performing financial and insurance company outside Phoenix, AZ, needed to update their company’s voice and data applications expeditiously. The company started by updating the telecoms room. Using an ICC Elite Installer, they were able to incorporate ICC’s 48-port HD blank patch panels along with a 2-post distribution rack. This allowed for a simple installation as well as help save on space which was limited. From there, the installer was able to run ICC’s CAT 6 bulk cable with 23AWG to the actual workspace. Pulling and measuring cable was made easy thanks to the simple REELEX box design and the sequential markings on the outer jacket of the cable. ICC’s CAT 6A 10gig UTP cable was also used to help support transmission performance beyond 650MHz and alien crosstalk. Using this cable also qualified the company for a lifetime performance warranty because it was installed by an ICC Elite Installer. The job was finished with adding ICC’s CAT6 HD CAT6 modular jacks. These 8-position 8-conductor components were used to support signal quality and noise reduction for Gigabit Ethernet application. The smaller design helped maximize space on the workspace.

Hospital in New Mexico Upgrades Cabling System with ICC

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NM – A memorial hospital outside Deming, New Mexico, hired an ICC Elite Installer to upgrade their structured cabling system. After evaluating how to improve the bandwidth for their data security applications, the installer recommended adding 144 Category 6 data drops. Due to limited space in the telecommunications room, the Elite Installer recommended installing a wall mount rack. The installer used six 24-port blank patch panels in 1 rack mount space and configured them with CAT6 keystone modules. These patch panels gave the installation more flexibility because the modules can be easily removed and interchanged whenever needed. The installer then ran CAT6e Premise Cable with 23AWG UTP solid wires from the telecom room to the work areas. Available in spools of 1000 feet with REELEX™ coiling technology, the installer was able to conveniently pull, track, and measure the cable with ease due to its REELEX™ pull box dispensing carton and easy-to-read sequential markings on the outer jacket. In the work area, faceplates were configured with CAT6 RJ-45 keystone jacks. ICC Premise Cables, keystone jacks, and patch panels are fine-tuned to work together. The installer was able to gain superior signal quality and noise reduction due to enhanced Near End and Far End crosstalk cancellation.

Simple System Upgrade Using ICC’s Wall Mount Racks

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TX – A company outside Corpus Christi, Texas, hired an ICC Elite Installer to help upgrade their network. The project required an increase of 240 Category 5e data ports for supporting a 1G Base-T bandwidth. Due to the limited space in the telecom room, the Elite Installer recommended installing a wall mount rack. They also suggested configuring blank patch panels with CAT5e modular jacks and mounting them on the rack to make future moves, adds, and changes easy. The installer purchased a four-pack of CAT5e modular jacks because it came with a JackEasy tool. The tool can trim four pairs of wires simultaneously, reducing installation time. Using ICC’s CAT 5e bulk cable, they were able to install 24AWG UTP solid wires easily due to the EZ pull dispensing carton and convenient sequential markings on the outer jacket. The UTP solid wire cables were installed to ensure the performance and quality of the new system. CAT5e molded boot patch cords were also used to connect network equipment.

New Resort Upgrades Structured Cabling System

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CA – A newly constructed resort near Napa, California, hired an ICC Elite Installer to upgrade their structured cabling system. The project required expanding the number of workstations and increasing bandwidth for their specific applications. The installer recommended adding more than 300 Category 6 (CAT6) data drops as well as adding twelve 10G multimode and twenty-four singlemode fiber drops. In addition, this project also called for more infrastructure to support the increased connectivity. Fourteen seven-foot, open-frame distribution racks were installed into the telecom room,. In addition, the CAT6 system was installed, which consisted of 48-port patch panels, keystone jacks at the work area outlets, and horizontal cable. Paired with ICC’s LC-LC fiber optic adapter panel, the LC duplex fiber optic patch cables were able to interconnect network equipment to ensure precise connections to the fiber cables. In order to protect the newly installed fiber, rack mount enclosures were installed with ladder rack. The enclosures were mounted on top of the racks and along the walls to allow the cable to run overhead and exit and enter from the telecom room.

Gov’t Agency Upgrades Structured Cabling System to CAT6A

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UT – A leading national distributor located near Salt Lake City, Utah, desired to improve the bandwidth of their voice, data, and video network. They hired an ICC Elite Installer to review their existing setup and propose a solution. The installer recommended upgrading the entire structured cabling system to Category 6A (CAT6A) performance. After incorporating ICC’s CAT6A UTP solid cables along with CAT6A component-rated connectors and patch panels, the system was tested and proven to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications.

ICC Elite Installer Won Structured Cabling Project

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MA – A nationally recognized voice, data, video, and security company based outside Maine, Massachusetts, was hired to install an ICC structured cabling system. The company was able to improve the existing set up using CAT6e bulk cable with 48-port CAT6 patch panels along with fiber optic enclosures with LC-LC 10G multimode LGX adapter panels. They were able to measure and dispense the CMR and CMP UTP cables effortlessly due to the convenient pull box and visible sequential markings on the outer jacket. ICC’s single-sided finger ducts provided a sleek and uniform look thanks to the slotted horizontal design. The lightweight yet durable LC fiber adapter panel built with a metal sleeve provided precision alignment and longevity. Its easy snap-in design makes for smooth installation and removal when needed. Lastly, using CAT6 patch panels with 48 ports, they were able to achieve optimum permanent and channel link performance which also minimized crosstalk and helped reduce return loss.

62 Residences Get Wired with Voice, Data and Video

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NY – Sixty-two residences in New York City, had ICC’s wiring enclosures installed into their homes.  They elected to hire an ICC Elite Installer to wire phone, CAT6 data, and video connectivity throughout the complex. Fifty 14-inch enclosures and twelve 9-inch enclosures were installed altogether. 24,000 feet of CAT6 cable was pulled to help facilitate the connection between the enclosures and outlets. White decorator faceplates with CAT6 keystone jacks were configured and installed at the outlets to accentuate a uniform look.

Government Agency Streamlines Security Applications Using ICC

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TX – A government agency in Fort Worth Texas, elected to use ICC products to streamline the security applications in their facility. With the help of an ICC Elite Installer™, they opted for a Category 6 structured cabling system. Pulling cable was made easy due to the CAT6 system design which included REELEX II™ and tangle-free winding while being conveniently packaged in an easy-to-dispense pull box. Sequential footage markings on the outside of the plenum-rated jacket, also made it easy to track usage during this process. Paired with ICC’s EZ® Category 6 modular jacks and RJ-45 keystone jacks, they were able to maximize speeds up to 500 MHz for their data security network.

In the Telecom Room, the installer chose 24-Port CAT6 patch panels in one rack mount space. It was easy to punch-down and terminate wires due to ICC’s design of the rear panel which included 110-Type IDCs.

School District in Nebraska Upgrades Network to CAT6

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NE – A school district in Lincoln, Nebraska saw the opportunity to upgrade their network cabling system during a renovation. They hired an ICC Certified Elite Installer (CEI) who recommended Category 6 (CAT6). CAT6 can support Gigabit Ethernet which is enough bandwidth for students and administrative staff. The CEI installed over 400 data drops and pulled 45,000 feet of ICC CAT6 bulk cable, plenum and riser-rated, throughout the school. One and two port faceplates were configured with CAT6 keystone jacks and installed in the offices and classrooms.

Products, such as finger duct panels, were purchased in value-packs to help reduce cost. And since the CEI bought $10,000 worth of ICC products, they qualified to earn 2% back in rewards.

School District Upgrades to CAT6A Cable and Connectivity

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AZ – A school district located near Hot Springs, Arizona hired an ICC Certified Elite Installer TM (CEI) to upgrade their structured cabling system to support 10GbE network applications. ICC Category 6A (CAT6A) rated cable and connectivity was recommended for the system. 240 drops were installed between the work area and telecommunication room. Over 54,000 feet of ICC CAT6A Riser rated bulk cable was pulled. Cable with blue and white jackets was used to help identify between equipment; such as computers. More than $10,000 worth of ICC products was purchased for this project which qualified the CEI to earn 2% back in rewards.

Law Firm Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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NV – A law firm located in Las Vegas, NV, hired an ICC Certified Elite InstallerTM (CEI) to expand their network. After reviewing the firm’s operating systems, the installer recommended a Category 6 (CAT6) structured cabling system. ICC’s CAT6 cabling system has been factory tested and certified up to 7.6dB NEXT headroom when installed per TIA® specification. The system can support 10/100/1000 Base-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet, digital video, and IEEE 802.3at for POE Plus.

The installer chose to reduce their cost of materials by purchasing ValuePacks. ValuePacks, also known as bulk packs, are designed to help lower the cost per unit and reduce packaging waste. The carton is resealable which allows the products to be stored away and protected until the next project. The CEI chose 400-Pack of modular jacks which includes a free JackEasy termination tool. The tool can terminate all four pairs of twisted wires, simultaneously, and with just one squeeze. They also chose faceplates in 25-Pack and CAT6 patch panels in 6-Pack.

During installation, 55 data drops were connected and over 7,500 feet of ICC CAT6 Plenum rated bulk cable was pulled throughout the firm. Cable with a white jacket was used to help identify specific applications; such as phones, cameras, access controls, and access points.

After the installation, the Certified Elite Installer emailed ICC the 15-year performance warranty registration form with their invoices to register the cabling system. ICC issued a proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours of submission.

North Carolina Major Hotel Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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NC – A major hotel located near Clemmons, NC recently hired an ICC Elite Installer for a project that required upgrading the hotels structured cabling system to Category 6 performance. The installer pulled over 200,000 feet of riser cable in four colors for each level of the hotel. The REELEX II tangle-free coiling, and big payout tube pull box design made this step easy. They wired and terminated over 3,000 drops between the work areas, living areas, and telecommunications rooms. 2-port surface mount boxes were configured with CAT6 keystone jacks and installed in the work fand living areas. Intermediate cross-connects were positioned onto each floor level. Due to limited floor space, wall mount racks were installed. They were mounted with blank patch panels configured with CAT6 High-Density (HD) keystone jacks. 5-inch D-Rings made of die-cast aluminum was installed as a cost-effective way to route cable along the walls. The installer was able to save on material cost and lower waste by purchasing Valuepacks. Each ValuePack of 400 CAT6 jacks came with a free JackEasy termination tool. Best of all, their purchases of ICC products reach over $10K, which qualifies them to earn 2% back in rewards.

School District Installs CAT5e Structured Cabling System

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UT – A school district located in St. George, Utah, hired an ICC Certified Elite Installer to network their new campus. The district required reliable and high-speed Category 5e (CAT5e), Category 6 (CAT6), and fiber optic structured cabling systems. The installer connected 600 data drops and pulled over 100,000 feet of ICC CAT5e and CAT6 Plenum rated bulk cable throughout the campus. Blue CAT5e plenum cable was used to identify voice and telephone applications, while white plenum cable identified data applications. The work area utilized ICC’s Decorex faceplate because of its contemporary design. The work area also used ICC’s faceplate with a 45-degree angled port because it helps reduce cable stress. To reduce material cost, the installer decided to purchase keystone jacks in 400-Packs. Furthermore, a free JackEasy tool was included in each carton of jacks. The tool can save labor by terminating all four pairs of twisted wires, simultaneously, and with just one squeeze. Next, the Elite Installer designed the equipment room using ICC’s line of racks and cable management. Eight 7’ distribution racks were mounted on the floor. Blank patch panels were mounted and configured with CAT5e and CAT6 keystone jacks. Some other additions were fiber optic enclosures equipped with slide-out trays and windows. The enclosures were configured with SC duplex adapter panels and blank adapter panels for future upgrades. After the installation, the Elite Installer emailed ICC the 15-year performance warranty registration form with their invoices to register the cabling system. ICC issued a proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours of submission.

Medical Center Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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NE – A local medical center near Grand Island, Nebraska recently hired an Elite Installer to expand the medical facility’s structured cabling system. The installer chose green, yellow, gray and white ICC Premise Cable. Each color represented and Gigabit Ethernet application. 64,000 feet of ICC CAT6 plenum and riser-rated ICC Premise Cable was pulled to connect 528 drops from the Work Areas to the Telecommunications Room (TR). A 2-post distribution rack was secured to the floor in the TR. CAT6 patch panels in 48 and 24 port were then mounted to the rack, including horizontal finger duct panels which helped manage the patch cords. The Elite Installer was able to lower their cost by purchasing ValuePacks.  They bought CAT6 modular jacks and classic faceplates in bulk. Most importantly, their purchases of ICC products reach over $10K, which qualifies them to earn 2% back in rewards.

Utah Major Hotel Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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UT – A major Hotel in Salt Lake City recently hired an ICC Elite Installer to improve their networking system. This project required upgrading their structured cabling system to Category 6 performance where the installer pulled over 84,000 feet of blue and white, plenum rated ICC premise cable. The installation required 100 voice drops and over 500 data drops. ICC’s REELEX II tangle-free coiling, pull box design, and significant payout tube made this step easy. Next, the installer configured CAT6 EZ® jacks into 1,2,3 and 4-Port blank configurable faceplates in each of the luxurious hotel rooms. (22) Twenty-four port 1 RMS blank patch panels were a natural choice to mount on (2) floor mount 2-post distribution racks condensing their structured cable system. The installer added horizontal finger ducts to route cable coming into the distribution rack giving a neat and clean look. Last, the installer guided the plenum cable on top of the distribution racks using a 10’ runway ladder rack. The ladder was connected to the wall using a wall support angled kit, which made it safe and secure. Best of all, their purchases of ICC products reach over $10K, which qualifies them to earn 2% back in rewards.

Charter School Installs CAT6e Structured Cabling System

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SC – A 1000+ student charter school in Spartanburg, SC, recently hired an ICC Elite Installer to run 174 data drops into their existing ICC CAT6e structured cabling system. The existing network includes over 350 ICC EZ® style jacks and eight intermediate distribution frames (IDFs) supported by wall racks and six 48-port ICC CAT6e patch panels. 24-port CAT6e panels were added into the IDFs and CAT6e modular keystone jacks were installed in the outlets. Also, this new project required 30,000 feet of ICC Category 6e Premise Cable with UTP solid wires and a riser-rated jacket to be pulled into four computer labs, several classrooms, and administrative offices. J-Hooks were used to help route cables overhead between the IDFs and work areas. Over 400 J-Hooks were used to assure the cabling passed inspection throughout all of the cable runs. After the installation had been finished, the Elite Installer emailed ICC the 15-year performance warranty registration form along with their invoices to register the cabling system. ICC issued a proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours of submission.

US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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NY – The US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) located in Cheektowaga, NY recently hired an ICC Elite Installer for a project.  The project required to upgrade a structured cabling system to Category 6 performance. The installer pulled over 80,000 feet of blue, plenum cable. The REELEX II tangle-free coiling, pull box design, and big payout tube made this step easy. Next, they wired and terminated close to 400 drops. The installer configured CAT6 keystone jacks into 3-Port black faceplates and 48-Port blank patch panels. Then they installed faceplates and panels in the work area and telecommunication room respectively. Most importantly, the installer decided to increase their profit margin by purchasing in bulk. ICC offers various products in ValuePacks to help lower the cost per unit and reduce packaging waste. The installer chose keystone jacks in 25-pack and 400-pack. As a bonus, each 400-pack carton came with a free JackEasy termination tool. The installer also purchased finger duct panels in six-pack to help route cable coming into the distribution rack. Best of all, their purchases of ICC products reach over $10K, which qualifies them to earn 2% back in rewards.

Data Service Company Installs CAT5e Structured Cabling System

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VA – A well know data management and analytical service company for governmental agencies, recently hired an ICC Elite Installer to update their network at their Chesapeake location in Virginia. The Elite Installer installed 154 data drops and pulled over 15,000 feet of ICC Category 5e Plenum rated premise cable throughout the research facility. They configured the outlets in the work areas with blue and orange Category 5e (CAT5e) modular keystone jacks. They chose to install EZ® style jacks into most of the outlets because the IDC on the rear is in-line. The wiring is pair-to-pair, there is no splitting and seating is easy. High Density (HD) style jacks were installed into black furniture faceplates because they help maximize port connectivity within the outlets. To reduce time terminating the jacks, the installer used the JackEasy tool. The tool can terminate all four pairs of wires at the same time with one squeeze. The Elite Installer chose to purchase ICC products in bulk value packs; such as the 48-Port CAT5e patch panels in 6-Pack to help lower material cost and improve profit margin. The carton is designed with a tab lock to be resealed. Any left-over products can be protected and stored for the next project. To route cables cost-effectively, J-Hooks were mounted on the walls and ceiling. In addition, 3-inch and 5-inch D-Rings made of die-cast aluminum were used to support cable runs along walls. After the installation had been finished, the Elite Installer emailed ICC the 15-year performance warranty registration form with their invoices to register the cabling system. ICC issued a proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours of submission.

Financial Institution Installs CAT6 Cabling System

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TX – A well know non-profit financial institution, recently hired an ICC Elite Installer to expand their networking system. The Elite Installer installed 60 drops and pulled over 10,000 feet of ICC Category 6 Plenum rated Premise Cable throughout the newly renovated building. The Installer configured our classic faceplates with CAT6 EZ® modular keystone jacks.  The Elite Installer also installed a 2-Post 7 feet distribution rack with two CAT6 48-Port patch panels and utilized ICC’s newest 40” vertical cable management channel to provide a clean and organized look. After the installation was complete, the Elite Installer emailed ICC the 15-year performance warranty registration form along with their invoices to register the cabling system.  ICC issued a proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours of submission.

California High School Installs CAT6 Structured Cabling System

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MT – A well-known high school located in Belgrade, Montana recently hired an ICC Elite Installer to expand their network cabling system. Belgrade School District’s initiative is to deploy additional technology into the student’s hands and increase network efficiency (Weber, S., ‘Belgrade Schools Likely to Shy Away from Levy Request’, Belgrade News, Belgrade-news.com). The Elite Installer installed 269 drops and pulled 30,000 feet of CAT6 Plenum rated ICC Premise Cable throughout the school and into classrooms. They configured 2-port single gang angled faceplates and 1-port surface mount boxes with CAT6 HD and EZ® Keystone Jacks. The installer used ICC’s high-density 48-port patch panels to efficiently utilize the limited space on the distribution rack and provide the necessary ports for the job. After the installation, the Elite Installer emailed us their 15-year Performance Warranty form along with a copy of their invoices to protect the cabling system with manufacturer warranty. We verified the information and then provided the installer with the 15-year proof-of-warranty certificate within 24 hours.