Behind every video wall system is the true powerhouse of the operation, the AV racking. Though they’re often tucked away in a separate room, the AV racks are an integral part of the system that brings your critical data to life.
Since these AV racks are often out of sight, it can be easy to overlook cable dressing. However, it’s just as important to keep the cabling neat, and for more than just aesthetics.
Here are just a few reasons why:
User Friendly and Smaller Margin of Error:
Anytime a user needs to add or switch sources, an organized equipment rack means it will be easy to identify sources and cables.Having a clean, organized cable structure right from the beginning ensures ease of use for your mission critical operations.
Additionally, a messy AV rack makes it harder for users to identify exactly what they are looking at. A well-organized rack decreases the chances of accidentally disconnecting the wrong source, which is critical in a demanding operation center.
Better Cable Longevity:
A messy cabling set-up causes unnecessary stress on the cables which can result in crimping, twisting, and other wear and tear. Proper cable dressing ensures that cables bend at the optimal angles and last longer, providing the longevity called for in a demanding operations center environment. “Proper cable bends ensure signal integrity,” said Danny Sasseville, VP of Project Engineering at Constant. “Improper bends and cable dressing can result in signal degradation or loss.”
Racked AV equipment needs the space to “breathe” so fans work efficiently. Avoiding messy or excess cabling keeps servers unblocked, optimizing airflow. This helps to ensure that your critical equipment will run cooler and last longer.
Decrease Unintentional Disconnections:
The A/V equipment rack can house a large amount of cables. When these cables are well-organized instead of running across one another, you decrease the chance of cables falling out or being inadvertently disconnected from the rack due to the stress of overlaying cables.
Less Downtime Required for Maintenance:
When an AV rack is properly dressed with clearly organized and labeled cabling, the equipment is easier to service. Necessary maintenance to a well-dressed rack will not take as long as maintenance of a rack full of crossing cables.
Constant Technologies’ AV rack cabling:
At Constant Technologies, we take every step of your video wall system installation seriously. And that includes the AV equipment rack.
Like with every other element of our projects, we are conscientious about the cables we select for your installation. We take great care in selecting the best cables and adapters to ensure signal compatibility, ease of cable dressing, and signal conversion.
The components of your audio/visual rack are assembled at our facility and tested by Constant’s technicians prior to installation at your site to ensure everything is working as expected. After the equipment is transferred to your facility, our installation team takes great care in organizing and labeling the cabling on your AV rack. Our well-dressed equipment racks keep your workspace organized and running well, and serve as another example of the attention to detail Constant gives to each step of an operations center project.
To learn more and to receive a free design and budget consultation, contact us today.
Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+ years of experience, we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs and installs projects of all scopes and sizes around the world. We also offer long-term service and support. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.