Talk to Your Office Network Installers like a Champ

An office network installation can be a very complex task requiring network design, planning, and configuration. Bringing in dependable office network installers frees you from the complexity of it all so you can focus on more important things, like managing and growing your business. If you ever find yourself wanting to have a conversation with your phone installers, however, here’s a quick reference guide to help you sound like one of them.

Feasibility Studies
Feasibility studies are an essential first step in determining the full scope of your project. The study will examine such factors as zoning requirements, environmental considerations, risk assessments and costs associated with setting up your office network. You’ll be given an estimated timeline for work completion, recommendations on which vendors provide the best technology, and renderings of what the finished project will look like.

How to drop in casual conversation: “Hey there, Jim, Office Network Installer guy, that feasibility study your office has us all excited to see what you’re going to do!”

LAN is the acronym for Local Area Network and is typical for homes, universities and most businesses. In addition to providing high speed connections between your office equipment, LAN lines also provide a single platform to manage multiple computers, allowing your IT person to troubleshoot problems across the network rather than at each individual computer. LAN lines also come with built-in firewalls to add an extra layer of internet security for your connected devices.

How to drop in casual conversation: “That LAN connection you’re installing is going to make it easier for me to use Suzy’s laser printer instead of being stuck with my old ink-jet.”

Optical Fiber Splicing
According to, optical fibers are “the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber.” Long distance telephone companies use optical fibers instead of copper wiring as they’re less likely to be affected by electromagnetic interference which can distort sound quality.

Splicing optical fibers requires joining two fibers together to decrease light loss when light data pulses through the fibers.

How to drop in casual conversation: “So after you finish splicing the optical fibers together, our internet connection should be faster, right, Jim?

Baseband vs. Broadband
Baseband and broadband are two data signaling or transferring methods used in computer networking. With baseband, data signals are sent and received digitally through a single channel. With broadband, data signals are transmitted analogously through multiple channels at once.

Your LAN network will most likely use broadband as voice, video and data information can all travel simultaneously through a broadband line. Broadband also allows data signals to travel long distances while baseband can only be used for short distances.

Baseband is typically used for Ethernet connections while broadband is used for high speed internet connections.

How to drop in casual conversation: “We’re so amped the powers that be finally decided to get off baseband connection so we can now download large files quicker.”

Mokan Communications has professional Office Network Installers that are easy to talk to and will get the job done!