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The State of the Cabling Industry

The State of The Cabling Industry Fluke Networks recently conducted a market survey to see what is really going on in the careers and minds of structured cabling professionals. The results are clear: The industry is changing and without the right testing and management tools, business owners, project managers, and cable installers will fall behind the times. Planning Many installers use multiple testers and teams to manage testing and certification of jobs ...........-----.-- - --......................... Can Lead to Problems Delays · Costly errors · Complications ................. ............ O Time consuming Setup Setup is growing in complexity. Without an expert there to assist, the frontline installer risks making costly mistakes of management believes they could spend more 58% time building the business if they didn't have to supervise installers so closely Testing 53% believe mistakes in testing hurt profitability 59% of cabling professionals wish their testers were faster Troubleshooting Causes for Delay Varying skill levels of technicians ..................... .... . Need for individuals with expert level expertise Lack of familiarity with types of installations or cabling standards Reporting Goals of Reporting Ensure the job is done right Proof for the customer Requirement for manufacturer's warranties Systems Acceptance Cable pros report this is a growing Process by which cabling professionals Problem must get the project approved by their client in order to get paid challenge Slow approval from clients Varying test regimes Multiple complex герortь YIELD Business owners, project managers are all concerned about the impacts of falling behind the cabling industry curve 57% 58% O 72% think mistakes wish their see finding good in testing hurt profitability testers were temporary workers as a challenge faster Business Owner Installer Project Manager 53% 62% believe they could get believe the overall in jobs done faster with better quality if there was better supervision of teams time it takes to get a job done needs to be reduced 42% believe new testing standards in the next year will force them to upgrade or replace their tester believe it takes too long to get customers to sign off on a job The Bottom Line Cabling professionals are spending an average of: Their total spending on these problems was: 47 hours per 1,000 link jobs Reporting - $971,900 Rework - $302,100 Setup - $439,400 Troubleshooting - $312,850 Based on $50/hr burdened labor rate. dealing with problems in the testing process Fluke Networks' New VersivT Cabling Certification Product Family helps data communication installers more quickly, accurately, and systems acceptance for copper and fiber jobs. bly achieve ... Tester family equipped with new ProjXTM management software, allowing team leaders to set up and monitor: .. Cable ID's Test parameters · Percentage Completed All across multiple jobs New features include: Future-ready, interchangeable modules for copper certification, fiber loss and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing TaptiveTM User Interface simplifies set up, eliminates errors and speeds troubleshooting ProjX™ System manages job requirements and progress from setup to systems acceptance, making sure all tests are completed correctly LinkWare Cable Test Management Software manages all the results from multiple testers using one PC software application Fastest time to certify fiber - two fibers at two wavelengths in three seconds - and unmatched speed for Cat 6A, Class F, and all current standards Meets IEC Level V – the most stringent accuracy requirement Versiv's features make it the fastest way to achieve system's acceptance, so cabling professionals get jobs done - and get paid - faster aran Fiber Langt a TEST HONE аноме TEST RHONE For more information, please visit FLUKE networks.

The State of the Cabling Industry

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This infographic details what's going on in the mind of today's cabling business owners, project managers and installers and how the industry is changing. It also details how cabling professionals are...


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