CAT5e Structured cabling system installed – Statcom Ltd

Upwards of 192 x CAT5e IT/Data outlets have been installed into Project Site Offices of a major construction company in Greater Manchester.

Statcom have completed installation of 192 x CAT5e IT/Data Outlets in prestigious Project Offices of a Construction site in Greater Manchester. The installation, undertaken over a number of Phases, was coordinated with the company supplying the two story modular building in order to prevent any damage to the modules themselves. The client can face expensive penalties if the fabric of the modular buildings is damaged or defaced. So the installation of such a high volume of cables had to be carefully planned and executed. Along with the CAT5e infrastructure Statcom also installed a 42u Data cabinet, a HDMI feed to various display screens throughout the offices, Satellite TV, Wireless Access Points, Overhead projectors and screens for the Boardrooms. Finally installation of a Panasonic NS700 business telephone system using Gamma SIP trunks.

The client is using their own leased line for the SIP endpoint. The phone system is installed on to their commercial network. The company that manages their network insisted that a Session Boarder Controller be installed locally to add another level of security to the SIP trunk/Phone system installation, even though as a standard we request that the firewalls are set with rules to only allow access to the network from the two Gamma SIP endpoint global IP addresses of their own Session Border Controller.

The network management company risk assessed and deemed this part as a possible weakness in the network which could be vulnerable to attack. Statcom installed and configured a Sangoma mini SBC (Session Border Controller), which is effectively a firewall specifically for SIP sessions, along with the Panasonic NS700 Business Telephone System to protect the client’s commercial network and the telephone system from any malicious attack and SIP snooping. The Sangoma mini SBC in no way reduces the call quality or stability of the SIP lines, if anything due to it’s design it actually enhances the SIP experience.

The SIP trunks include 5000 minutes per month to geographic numbers, such as 01 and 02. 2000 minutes per month to most 07 mobile networks. That is per channel. So if you have 6 x channels of SIP you get 30,000 mins to landline numbers (01 and 02) and 12,000 mins to mobiles to use per month across you business.

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