Based in Arizona? Let Us Help You with Leviton Network Solutions

Tony Page – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Doing business in The Grand Canyon State has its challenges, but your network shouldn’t be one of them. When your network is set up to run smoothly, then your business will run smoothly, too. Business moves fast these days, and that often means rapid deployment for critical environments related to enterprise, service providers and data centers. It also means getting the right equipment to the right place at the right time. With Leviton network solutions and SEGI local experts in Arizona, you’ll get it all.

Not All Network Solutions Are AlikeYour business is unlike anyone else’s, and that means your network is unlike anyone else’s. Whether you are building a network from scratch, moving a network or upgrading one, you need an individualized solution. Your needs may be copper system based or fiber driven, thus affecting your equipment decisions. Then there are a multitude of questions around cabling and network components. Do you need CAT 6A cable, laser optimized multimode or OS2 single mode fiber? What about ports and patch panels for your specific applications? The list is seemingly endless, but the experts at SEGI can help. Specializing in Leviton products, they can meet with you to determine the best network solution custom tailored to suit your business network infrastructure needs.

Why Use Leviton?When it comes to your network, connectivity counts. You need durable and reliable components to keep your network running seamlessly. Leviton has a wide range of network solution products that are dependable, innovative and provide value for your infrastructure investment. Leviton is committed to its customers, offering lifetime-limited warranties, exceptional system performance and quality assurance. Their products are thoroughly engineered, tested and proudly produced in the USA.

Leviton Solutions and the SEGI Service DifferenceWhen you use Leviton network solutions, you are getting high-quality products from their line, which includes copper and fiber optic systems, cable and cable management, cords and cable assemblies. They also specialize in cross-connects and patch panels, data and A/V connectors, enclosures, and PDUs. They even have tools and accessories as well as wallplates and housings. However, navigating this comprehensive product line to find the best solution for your business can be daunting. That’s where SEGI can help.

Our sales and product specialists work closely with Leviton. We not only have an intimate knowledge of their product line, but we know how to help you select the best components for your specific needs. That’s the SEGI service difference. And with local representatives throughout Arizona, we can provide immediate, personalized assistance.

Our Unique Product PerspectiveAs mentioned before, SEGI is familiar with Leviton’s product line. In essence, we represent the manufacturer, thus providing you with the best products at the best possible price. However, we also have a unique product perspective. Dealing with clients all over the Arizona region, we have designed and upgraded a variety of networks. We have encountered and compared a variety of products and understand what works best. Let us help educate you about the specific benefits Leviton products have for your network.

Our Unique Experience and ExpertiseIn addition to our knowledge of Leviton network solutions, SEGI has a unique history of experience and expertise. Our founders have had distinguished careers with General Electric and Hoffman Enclosures. We have seen the industry grow, change and innovate along the way. So, we understand the changes and challenges that you, as an Arizona business, are faced with when it comes to your network. For the past 14 years, we have helped companies grow their networks and their businesses.

We have salespeople and product specialists located throughout the Arizona area to give you immediate, local assistance with product selection, installation and education as well as help you save tremendous amounts of money in construction and energy costs.

If you need assistance with Leviton network solutions, contact SEGI Sales Pro. We can help!

Network Cabling Solutions: Helpful Tips for Arizona Clients

Tony Page – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether it’s a large data center project or a small business in Arizona, chances are you rely on your network to keep your business running smoothly. The best network is the one you never have to worry about. That means having your infrastructure set up the right way from day one. Network cabling is an important part of any network deployment project, but there are a few things you need to know.

Understand Your Needs

Setting up a network in Arizona can be a daunting task, but having a basic understanding of your needs can help. When working with a specialist, you’ll likely be asked some of the following questions:

When is your due date? This refers to either your moving date or the date you plan to cutover or launch your network.

How many drops do you need? This refers to the number of voice and data connections. A “drop” is the cable that runs from the starting point (normally a server room) to the end point such as a workstation.

What is your space like? The construction of your space determines the layout and type of network cabling needed. Knowing if you have a regular ceiling or a drop ceiling, as well as any other unique features is helpful.

Having the answers to these questions can help a professional help you set up the right network. The next step is to find a service that can provide you with the best solution.

Seek Out Services

There are many contractors and vendors who claim they are experts, but beware. Some are simply handyman types who do a little network cabling on the side. You need to partner with someone who works with and represents manufacturers; someone who understands the latest innovations and can offer safe, reliable, cost-effective solutions.

If you’re in the Arizona area, our specialists at SEGI can help. We represent a wide range of manufacturers and have the technical expertise to help you make the right choices for your network. Not only do we offer network-cabling installation solutions, we also have expertise in structured cabling, security systems, turnkey lightning protection and grounding installation. Our quality and customer service are unmatched in the industry.

Have a Choice of Products

Network cabling is more than just running cable through an office. A variety of peripherals is often needed to meet a network’s functional and safety requirements, particularly in Arizona. Having a wide choice of network infrastructure products is helpful to meet your unique needs.

Whether your network requires PVC conduit, copper or fiber optic cable, cable pathway systems, testing and diagnostic equipment, power products or overall grounding protection, SEGI can help. We work with big names like Berk-Tech, Caddy Support and Pathway Systems, Chatsworth Products Inc., Fluke Networks. Leviton and Prime Conduit.

As a business, you shouldn’t have to spend your time researching all these product choices and details. After all, you have a business to run. SEGI works directly with product manufacturers to help select the best products for your project, ensuring the best quality at the best price. We will save you time and money.

Work with a Local and Knowledgeable Vendor

When it comes to network cabling solutions, having someone nearby is important. Dealing with a vendor outside of your local area just isn’t the same. You’ll end up spending more time on the phone than getting your network set up.

When you work with SEGI, you’ll be dealing with a local Arizona business. We understand what it takes to set up a network in the state. Whether it’s navigating building codes and regulations or simply dealing with technology in The Grand Canyon State, we have plenty of expertise.

We have salespeople and product specialists located throughout the Arizona area to give you immediate, local assistance with product selection, installation and education as well as help you save tremendous amounts of money in construction and energy costs.

If you need assistance with network cabling solutions, contact SEGI Sales Pros. We can help!

Structured Cabling Solutions for Arizona Clients: What You Should Know

Tony Page – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Are you an Arizona business moving your location, building a new facility or dealing with a network upgrade? If so, you will probably face some challenges with structured cabling. Regardless of your network service provider, be it the telecom or cable company, there are always questions around structured cabling. You don’t need to be a contractor or CIO, but having a few helpful tips can save you time, money and headaches.

Know Your BuildingWhether your Arizona building is brand new, a new location or a renovation, having its blueprint is a huge help when it comes to structured cabling installation. Not only is it helpful for running actual cable, but also for determining locations for things like pathways, work area outlets, equipment rooms and telecommunication closets.

You may not realize it, but structured cabling is more than just running cable; it’s configuring a network in your building. Structured cabling will obviously look a lot different in an old stucco building compared to a state-of-the-art environmentally-friendly “green” building.

Know Your SafetyStructured cabling is not one-size-fits-all. Aside from building specifications, there are also safety considerations. Depending on whether or not your cabling will be running alongside HVAC vents, determines if fire-rated plenum cable is needed. Cabling in spaces that provide air circulation must be plenum, which means they contain a special PVC coating in order to limit toxic fumes in the event of a fire.

Know Your DemarcKnowing where your service provider’s facilities end and where yours begins is essential. This is known as the demarcation or “demarc.” Its location will help determine the configuration of the structured cabling needed to provide your computer network and telephone systems.

Know Your Configuration and EquipmentIf you already have a business network up and running, knowing your current network configuration is helpful when you’re looking to upgrade or move. Knowing what you have in the way of servers, routers and other equipment can make cabling determinations much easier.

Know Your Future NeedsYou may not know what your future structured cable needs are, but you likely have an idea of what your future business needs will be. Keep them in mind when you meet with your installer. Let them know about that expansion office or conference room you’re planning for next year. That way they can wire things up ahead of time, saving you time and money when you’re ready to hook up that new room.

Know about Professional Services Choosing and installing structured cable for your network shouldn’t be difficult if you enlist the help of a professional. Take the hassle out of doing this work in-house. Our experts at SEGI can help you with structured cable installation and product selection to ensure you have the right solution. We understand the various challenges encountered with structured cabling and have local representatives available to meet with you to assess your needs. We can help you with your current needs and provide cabling and network suggestions for when your business grows.

Know about ProductsAs an Arizona business, it’s helpful to know about available products for your telecom and computer cabling needs. However, rather than spend hours researching, let the team at SEGI save you the effort. We represent manufacturers with the latest and most innovative network infrastructure products. We can help provide copper or fiber optic cable, including connectivity, structural, thermal and power products, cable support and pathway systems, testing and diagnostic equipment, and PVC conduit and fittings. We also specialize in structural lightning protection and grounding specifically for Arizona businesses.

Know about Competitive OfferingsMany vendors specialize in competitive solutions for structured cabling and networks, but few have the knowledge and experience of the folks at SEGI. We have salespeople and product specialists located throughout the Arizona area to give you immediate, local assistance with product selection, installation and education as well as help you save tremendous amounts of money in construction and energy costs.

If you need assistance with structured cabling solutions, contact SEGI Sales Pros. We can help!