Copper and Fibre Optic Installations


Stay ahead of technology, stay ahead of the competition.

Copper and fibre optic installations are technically complicated and require research, strategic expertise, practice with materials, as well as good knowledge of safety codes and universal standards. Let IDC Solutions take the guesswork out of this complicated procedure.

You need a copper and fibre installation company you can trust!


It is important to have your copper and fibre optic installations done professionally for many reasons; it’s not even possible to list all the benefits they provide. The truth is that front-end installation can make or break an organisation, leaving them light years ahead of the competition or left to languish in no man’s land. Whilst you may not see much difference between competitors, over time it will become clear that at IDC Solutions, we REALLY know what we are doing when it comes to your cables.

Whether it is copper or fibre optic cables, having them professionally installed and maintained could save you thousands in repair costs down the line.

We’ve got the right cables for you!


Installing the right high-performance cables plays a huge role in an organisation’s ability to compete in today’s digital world. Poorly designed cabling will not only experience downtime when things go wrong, but will also cost more to maintain. IDC Solutions has years of experience; with our industry best practices, so we make it easy for you to make accurate decisions when it comes to the type of cables you need. We know it’s a big decision, so we will guide you through the process to ensure that the right one is installed.

And when it comes to that difference? The right cables can prevent downtime and allow you to experience better connectivity, security and efficiency. A professional installation along with the right choice of cables, could also save you time and money. It’s a win win.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does IDC specialise in fibre optic cabling?

Yes. We have over 20 years of experience in all types of fibre optic technologies.

Why would I need to run an optical fibre cable as opposed to a copper data cable?

The standard for copper data cables can run at a maximum length of 90 metres before the signal needs to be boosted to maintain proper operation. Optical fibre cables can be run for many kilometres before requiring an amplified signal, and as such can be used to link multiple central points.

Is it hard to install copper or fibre optic cabling?

Installing copper and fibre optic cabling is a specialised job that requires a lot of experience and knowledge to install properly. Making connections with fragile wires can be a tedious task which can be time consuming and challenging. The right installation can save you time and money, whereas the wrong installation could cost downtime and lower efficiency.

What is the difference between Cat5, Cat6 and Cat6a?

The main difference is the speed of the connection. Cat5 has a maximum speed of 0.1GB/s, Cat6 1GBs, and Cat6a 10GB/s. Therefore, allowing reliability for current applications and higher data rates for future applications.

Case Studies


IDC Solutions has helped a range of clients to take control and work smarter with a consultative approach, ensuring you save time, money & resources when developing new ideas or features for your business. Find out how.

Expert Electrical Services


We’re the team to call if you need electrical services. Our team of trained electricians can handle a range of electrical services from small to medium sized projects, state and national rollouts or even installations that require some heavy duty equipment.

Reliable Solutions for your business needs


At IDC Solutions, our client services department offers a wide range of services to fit your business needs. We will always make sure the right team members are allocated to your job to ensure that everything runs smoothly with minimal disruption and downtime for your workplace. Our skilled electricians can help with small to medium sized projects as well as state and national rollouts alike. From energy management systems, design and construct services to LV, MV and HV installations, our team has an answer to many of your electrical issues. Our electricians can help with a 24-hour service ensuring everything runs smoothly and there is minimal downtime for your business.

You can rely on our services to get the job done right


We are the ultimate provider for all of your digital needs, in the same place. From installation and maintenance, to designing new cables or repositioning old ones; we do it right! We know how important it is – which is why you can trust us with any electrical issues that arise in your facility as well as scheduled inspections on an ongoing basis so there are no surprises down the line. Our team can also manage anything else related specifically to networking equipment upgrades/downgrades and more.

Our skilled team has extensive experience working within the industry so you can rest assured that nothing less than excellence awaits when dealing with such professionals at IDC Solutions. And because we are invested in all of your digital needs, you can contact us to discuss all the different ways we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What electrical services do you provide?

We provide a range of services (in addition to those mentioned above) including power, lighting, switchboards and much more. If you have a specific service in mind, reach out to us for more information on how we can help.

What are the advantages to testing and tagging electrical equipment?

It is important to make sure your equipment operates at maximum efficiency in order for you not to be delayed when it comes time for major repairs. Testing and tagging will help with this process by catching minor problems before they can cause any delays or disruptions of normal business activities.

At what point in the project should I contact the cabling contractors?

Planning your communications cabling should be done at the same time that you plan your electrical needs, construction changes, and modular furniture. IDC Solutions can assist you in the planning of your cabling infrastructure if we are brought into the loop early in the process.

Case Studies


IDC Solutions has helped a range of clients to take control and work smarter with a consultative approach, ensuring you save time, money & resources when developing new ideas or features for your business. Find out how.

AV INSTALLATIONS


Delivering a range of innovative AV installation solutions

We’re the company you can trust to get your AV equipment installed and working just right. From customising sound systems, installing displays or simply removing cables from walls – we’ve got it all under control.

We offer quality, cost-effective AV installations that exceed expectations


Our team of professionals at IDC Solutions will get your immersive AV installation up and running quickly, so you can continue doing what you do best. All it takes is one call, and we will help you find the right solutions for your business. We are the go-to team for all your audiovisual needs. From small projects with a few thousand dollars worth of equipment to large installations that could cost millions – our competitive service-level agreements will ensure maximum quality every time! We have the expertise when it comes to all types of equipment and take great pride in our high standards work, knowing you’ll be happy with the final result. A few tweaks here or there, a little creativity – it’s all ours.

Talk to us about the best AV installation services for your company.


When it comes to the durability and functionality of your AV equipment, we’re always on top. So in order for you not to break into a sweat worrying about whether or not something will hold up in time – just let us take care of business. There is nothing more frustrating than broken or malfunctioning AV equipment, trust us. We have all had that moment where, boom – suddenly the screen goes black and the audio drops out. But don’t worry; our technicians are here to help fix everything, and it doesn’t just end there. Just like regular maintenance does for physical appliances such as cars or ovens –

keeping them running smoothly saves time and money down the line by preventing malfunctions before they happen rather than having someone come out after an emergency has already occurred. Our preventative maintenance will ensure everything stays running smoothly without any major issues arising.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an AV installation worth the cost?

For most home and business owners, they find the return investment for an AV installation is absolutely worth it. There are a number of benefits to consider when weighing the cost-effectiveness of the installation and since the results will vary depending on individual tastes and needs, you should always consult IDC Solutions for more information before deciding what’s best for you, your business and your team.

What are the top 3 things you should think about when installing an AV system?
  1. The goals and objectives of the installation – is the AV system designed to be a temporary setup, or do you want to install an audio and visual system that will last?
  2. Physical constraints – is there sufficient space for the necessary components or are they required to be hidden? What’s your approach to dealing with decorative consideration in the room where you’re installing this equipment?
  3. Budget – there is a huge range in the cost of an AV system and for good video and sound it can be a substantial investment
What are some common AV installation mistakes that businesses make?

Some common AV installation mistakes people make include:

  • Cutting corners by not covering all components of an AV installation. This can lead to video hiccups, audio drops and other issues
  • Not having a backup plan such as a reliable backup power source for emergency situations or replacement equipment.
  • Incorrectly estimating power needs
  • Lack of input/feedback during the design process, leading to specialised rack designs that require more than one person to assemble and install
  • Disregarding fire code regulations when installing both equipment and furniture
  • Planning for scalability
Do you need to have AV installations completed professionally?

Absolutely. If not, you could end up with a variety of simple to complicated problems like picture or sound interference, wires bouncing around and getting into everything, faulty wiring that can start fires, expensive repair costs for something that should come with a warranty.

Case Studies


IDC Solutions has helped a range of clients to take control and work smarter with a consultative approach, ensuring you save time, money & resources when developing new ideas or features for your business. Find out how.

OFFICE FIT-OUTS


A full range of services for an effective and efficient office fit-out

Our design approach to modernising and updating any type of building is one we take very seriously. It’s crucial for future-proofing your network, as well as guaranteeing reliable cabling that will last through years (and generations!) in this day and age when you need it most!

From the initial consultation through to a fully managed project, our consultants will work with you one-on-one


We understand the importance of having a quality and reliable cabling structure, which is why our trained technicians are ready to help you set up your new office fit-out project with ease. We’ll design your cabling system to meet strict installation guidelines. We can also work with you in order to provide better and smarter solutions, which will reduce costs while enhancing the efficiency at hand! And with our team of tech geniuses, you’ll never have to worry about a pesky cable getting in the way again. Our project managers will work with your construction and other fit-out teams so all installations are done on time – every dollar spent counts!

We help you achieve the workspace your business deserves


Let us get your workplace running smoothly and efficiently. We offer a full range of services from the design, through cable laying to installation so you can focus on other things while we do it all. Forget about messy comms rooms with tangled cables – let our team sort everything out for you in an organised manner that will leave future-proofing intact too. If there’s one thing companies need right now it’s good communications between employees, contractors, suppliers and the likes –

but how does that happen when buildings and offices are outdated or not up-to-date. If you want your office fit-out complete with custom cabling solutions, reach out to the team at IDC Solutions because nobody does it better.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to organise our office move. How do I move my IT?

IDC Solutions offers a complete solution supporting your move, managing the re- connectivity and equipment relocation.

How can I determine my company’s new network and cabling needs?

Your current bandwidth needs, your network environment, your future bandwidth needs and your budget determine the type of cabling you need.

 

Your network’s bandwidth depends on the number of workstations connected to it, and the type and volume of the data they use. A small network of 8 workstations will usually need a much lower bandwidth than a network of 75 workstations. However, if those 8 workstations belong to a multimedia company where designs and videos are in regular use, they will demand more bandwidth than a similar-sized company principally using Word.

 

You can assess your network traffic using a network analyser like the Network Monitor utility built into Windows servers, or a product such as Ethereal (available free), Network General Fast Ethernet Sniffer, Cinco NetXRay, AG Group EtherPeek, Novell LANalyzer for Windows or Intel LANDesk Traffic Analyst. Whichever product you choose, be sure to assess data over several days, or weeks, and at different times of the day to get the most complete picture.

 

Once you have assessed your bandwidth, you need to examine your environment to decide on the most suitable type of cabling. Optical fibre offers the fastest bandwidth and “future proofing”, but is prone to transmission problems if it gets dirty or scratched, making it unsuitable in dirty or dusty environments. Twisted copper mediums like Cat5e or Cat6 are harder wearing, but can be susceptible to high RF (radio frequency) and EMI (electromagnetic interference), so they are not advised in environments where equipment will interfere with their operation, such as hospitals.

 

Don’t forget to consider your future bandwidth needs. Replacing your cabling is an expensive process, so allowing extra capacity at the start can save you a lot of money. Knowing about your company’s long-term aims will help you to make a realistic estimate. More employees mean more bandwidth. More bandwidth-hungry software and files means more again.

 

When you’re planning and managing your budget, always remember that with something as costly and important as IT, it really is vital to get it right the first time. The wrong cabling or too limited a network will end up costing you more than if you spend a little extra to get it right in the first place.[1] [SG2] 

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Should I install Wi-Fi points or data points in my new office fitout?

Depending upon the number of people and the available bandwidth & channels on the Wi-Fi Point, we recommend the use of wired data points for permanent connections such as PCs or telephones, Wi-Fi points are recommended for spaces with mobile devices, laptops & hot desks as it allows more freedom to move around. Wi-Fi points still require a data point to be wired to it but have a more extensive range than a fixed data point.

At what point in the project should I contact the cabling contractors?

Planning your communications cabling should be done at the same time that you plan your electrical needs, construction changes, and modular furniture. IDC Solutions can assist you in the planning of your cabling infrastructure  if we are brought into the loop early in the process.

Case Studies


IDC Solutions has helped a range of clients to take control and work smarter with a consultative approach, ensuring you save time, money & resources when developing new ideas or features for your business. Find out how.

DATA CABLING


Find a data cabling solution that works.

The world of tomorrow is upon us, and the right data cabling can ensure your business is ready for it. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current cabling, invest in new technology or just want some peace of mind that tomorrow’s changes won’t affect your workflow, IDC Solutions is here to help.

Better network design resulting in more efficient data cabling for increased productivity


Structured cabling is a network of cables that are strategically positioned and run through a building, office or campus (there are many more scenarios, but they are just a few to get started). The benefits of using structured cabling in data centres include:

●    Organisation and Labeling (did someone say OCD?)

●    Easier troubleshooting and problem diagnosis

●    High protection and fewer risks of disruption to the system

●    Increased speed for data transmission between rooms or floors

●    Keeps redundant paths open

●    Safety (think lower fire risk or electrical hazards)

If you want to know more about structured cabling, we’ve got experts for that. Our team has been designing these solutions since before things like Wi-Fi or Internet were even cool.

Our Structured Data Cabling specialists are certified technicians with years of experience.


Our technicians and engineers provide a complete solution for installations, with their experience in the telecommunications and electrical industries as well as education and government sectors, to name a few. In addition to being highly trained experts who can handle any installation or maintenance needs you might have on your property, we boast an elite selection that includes relevant training from disciplines such as engineering – which is what separates IDC Solutions from every other provider out there.

Our team can install, maintain or repair any installation with quick turn-around times and competitive prices so you can rely on us for all of your data cabling needs now and in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Structured Cabling?

Structured cabling system or structured wiring refers to all cabling and components installed in a logical and organised way. It is designed to be relatively independent of the type of equipment that uses it.

Does IDC Solutions offer end to end cabling

Yes. IDC Solutions offers a complete turnkey cabling solution to meet the needs of our customers.

Does IDC only do cabling within data centres?

No. We also cater to residential, commercial and industrial customers, including office and factory fit-outs.

How do you dispose of old cabling?

Depending on the project and state of current cabling, we remove old cabling as part of a new installation. The old cabling is taken back to be segregated and recycled as appropriate.

Case Studies


IDC Solutions has helped a range of clients to take control and work smarter with a consultative approach, ensuring you save time, money & resources when developing new ideas or features for your business. Find out how.