At Clarity we have a number of tests for assessing your network and hardware performance. We can predict how your network will handle new or additional applications based on these.
Are the routers/ firewalls/switches suited for optimum performance?
Do you have enough network connections to facilitate your potential?
Cabling is the backbone that all networks run on, if the cabling is poor the best equipment in the world will be a waste of money.
A minimum of Cat5e is an industry standard, with new installations favouring Cat6.
Fibre is primarily used to link comms cabinets in separate buildings and if used can relieve data transfer of large files between departments.
10 / 100 / 1000 BaseT for 100 Metres. Most commonly used cabling in businesses today, but is being phased out in favour of Cat6.
10 / 100 / 1000 BaseT for 100 Metres with 10G BaseT for up to 55 Metres. Most new installations will be done using Cat6. The price jump between Cat5e and Cat6 is acceptable for the performance gain and future proofing.
10 / 100 / 1000 BaseT and 10G BaseT for 100 Metres. Installed only on request as the price jump between Cat5e and Cat6a is significant.
10 / 100 / 1000 / 10G / 40G BaseT 100 Metres. Installed for specific reasons, links between servers within comms rooms.
Depending on type, 100G+ over far greater distances, kilometres. Used by telecom providers and for linking comms cabinets within premises.
Separating Data from Voice can lessen the impact on your voice network. For lower throughput internet connections, we recommend keeping the two separate and for higher throughput connections, such as leased lines, we recommend VLAN and QoS implementation.
Gigabit ethernet switches are now becoming the norm for businesses. With the advent of modern cabling technologies, Gigabit switches can help to remove bottlenecks in the network and will match higher end cable specification, such as fibre and Cat6.
After assessing your network, we consider which technologies are appropriate for your business.
This is a separation within your internal network and can add department security, broadcast storm mitigation and is isolation for crucial services.
Whether it be remote workers needing access to the corporate network, two or more branches needing linked together – different styles of VPN are available.
Providing an instant backup when a primary connection fails, we can implement First Hop Redundancy Protocols to ensure your staff are not left disconnected.
We can help manage what devices can connect to your network and the resources they are allowed to access
We measure the way simulated voice performs to mathematically score your networks performance. Voice is one of the most sensitive applications to run and is one of the tools we use to assess the overall health of the network.
We have developed a range of tests to give you a good insight on how voice and data will work on the same network:
Simply plug in a Voxbox into the edge of your network segment and measure the performance. This can be compared with the performance directly from your router.
We play a file up to our servers and return the sound file comparing the differences to enable us to score the call quality.
We run a scheduled call for an hour to see how the network segment performs over time.
The previous tests are repeated once we have injected additional traffic onto the network segment to stress its performance.
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