Structured cabling is the lifeline for the entire Information Technology network and the core competency of ABACUS's Infrastructure Services. It is the foundation on which all other business activities depend. A properly designed, installed, and administered cabling system reduces costs through each phase of its life cycle: installation; moves, adds, and changes; maintenance and administration. The importance of cabling should be neither overlooked nor underestimated.

Inferior cabling systems are the cause of up to 70% of network downtime. By installing a standards compliant structured cabling system much of this downtime can be effectively eliminated.

Although a structured cabling system will outlive most other networking components, it represents only 5% of the total network investment. A structured cabling system represents a sound investment in the productivity of your company.

Cabling Life Cycle

Cabling is the longest life cycle component of the entire network, outlived only by the building shell. A standards compliant cabling system can "future-proof" your network and guarantee future application support, ensuring that your investment will continue to serve you for the full extent of its life cycle.

All copper and fiber optic structured cabling by ABACUS is performed by certified installation personnel as required by the OEM.

  • Category 5e and 6 as well as next generation 10G unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and screened twisted pair (ScTP) for voice, data and video applications
  • Category 7 fully shielded (SSTP) 600MHz solutions for voice, data and video applications
  • Residential cabling – complete voice, data, video and audio connectivity solutions including Internet sharing and home office solutions
  • Fiber Optic Solutions – Horizontal fiber-to-the-desk (FTTD), centralized networking and backbone cabling solutions connecting multiple telecommunications rooms as well as buildings and data center/storage area networks (SAN)
  • Horizontal Cabling is the wiring from telecommunications rooms to the individual outlets on the floor.
  • Work-Area Components connect end-user equipment to the outlets of the horizontal cabling system.

Warranties up to 25 years on structured cabling offered through our partners.

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  • Lan & Wan Integration
  • Campus Networks
  • Wireless LAN
  • Computing & Storage / Backup Recovery Solutions

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Starting a converged network implementation is much less daunting than launching a new business. Like a successful business plan, however, a successful network requires effective strategies and realistic math.

Twenty years ago, you wouldn't start a business without a telephone system. Ten years ago, you wouldn't start one without a computer. What are the must-have communications tools if you start a new business now? Phones? Computers? Internet access? E-mail? Business applications? Wireless access? Now you can simplify the decision by converging all your communications tools on a single network.

Converged Communications

A converged network can help you save money in two ways:

  • Reduce capital expenses because you're installing one network infrastructure instead of two
  • Lowering operating expenses because your IT staff or reseller needs to support only one network.
Analyze Costs: Up Front and Future

Keep these considerations in mind while evaluating communications solutions:

  • Compare the up-front cost of a converged network (including the router, switches, software, single wiring infrastructure, and IP phones) to that of separate voice and data networks (including the router, switches, software, two wiring infrastructures, and traditional phones, as well as phone service and a PBX system or Centrex service). The cost for a converged network may be much lower.
  • Compare the ongoing system-management costs, including maintenance and network administration tasks such as moving, adding, and changing users' computers and phone sets. With IP Communications, adding or moving users costs nothing and is as simple as plugging the IP phones into the network. With a traditional PBX system, each change requires costly rewiring by the phone company.
  • Evaluate outsourcing the management of your converged network to a managed-services provider to save on labor costs and some capital expenses; this can be particularly cost-effective for smaller companies with limited IT and telephony staff resources.
  • Anticipate the growth trajectory of your company. What will happen when your business starts to grow? What if your competitors begin using VoIP applications, such as IP-enabled customer-relationship management, that give them a competitive advantage? It's easier to upgrade a converged system than to upgrade two separate systems.

"Even if you don't want to buy IP phones today, buy equipment that will support them in the future," suggests Reid. "When you buy your switches and routers, make sure they'll support advanced features you might want to add later."

Evaluate Uses and Applications

In evaluating the return on investment of a converged network, the question is, How will you use it? As VoIP applications become available for a range of business functions, the most popular answer is to increase productivity by operating more efficiently. For example, if your company receives important communications by e-mail, fax, and voice mail, a unified-messaging application can improve employee productivity, whether on site or in the field. Because all of an individual's messages (e-mail, fax, and voice) appear in one inbox, employees can see all their messages at one time, selectively read and listen to them, and respond in their medium of choice.

The ability to keep voice and data files in one folder can especially improve the efficiency of salespeople and other employees who deal with a lot of queries, collaboration, and documents.

Would your employees be more efficient if they could connect wirelessly to your company's network? Wireless networking is becoming a key application for salespeople and field-service technicians, as well as for workers in warehousing, healthcare, and construction. Wireless networking can be another capability included in the deployment of a new converged network.

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The ABACUS Self-Defending Network now includes enhanced e-mail and web security capabilities, offering expanded information protection in the network. This includes:

  • Self-Defending Networks for Large Enterprise
  • Physical Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Assurance
  • Security Services

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ABACUS wireless and mobility solutions provide secure access to network resources and applications to help you increase productivity and responsiveness.

Mobility Solutions

Efficient, fast, live. ABACUS Mobility Solutions deliver secure connections, rich experiences, and intelligent services to help your organization.

  • Improve the efficiency of employees and enhance the experiences of customers and partners
  • Collaborate in real-time using your choice of tools: application access, voice, video, instant messaging, or e-mail
  • Maintain security and access policies for devices and networks
  • Redefine business processes with voice, guest, location, security, and other mobility services
  • Track assets in real time
  • Turn an entire city into a hotspot, allowing city workers and citizens to do their jobs anywhere
Wireless for Enterprise

Maintain your competitive advantage through the freedom and flexibility of a ABACUSUnified Wireless Network. This secure, scalable, cost-effective WLAN solution offers:

  • Anytime, anywhere access to information, which promotes collaboration with colleagues, business partners, and customers
  • Real-time access to instant messaging, e-mail, and network resources, which boosts productivity and speeds business decision making
  • Mobility services, such as voice, guest access, advanced security, and location, that help you transform business operations
  • Modular architecture that supports 802.11n, 802.11a/b/g, and enterprise wireless mesh for indoor and outdoor locations, while ensuring a smooth migration path to future technologies and services

The ABACUS Unified Wireless Network is the only unified wired and wireless solution to cost-effectively address the WLAN security, deployment, management, and control issues that your enterprise faces. It combines the best elements of wireless and wired networking to deliver secure, scalable WLANs with a low total cost of ownership. This powerful solution delivers business-class connectivity that enables innovative applications to streamline business operations and improve productivity.

Wireless Network Security

Wireless Network Security protects your business. With the increased reliance on wireless networks, businesses are becoming more concerned about wireless network security. Network managers need to provide end users with freedom and mobility while ensuring the integrity of corporate information and systems.

The Secure Wireless Solution is a business-ready, standards-based architecture that gives network administrators confidence that data will remain private and secure based on the Self-Defending Network, the architecture:

  • Offers consistent, reliable, and secure mobile networking
  • Mitigates sophisticated passive and active WLAN attacks
  • Provides wireless device host intrusion prevention and an integrated authentication framework
  • Interoperates with a wide range of client devices
  • Provides reliable, scalable, centralized security management
  • Supports WPA and WPA2 security standards for robust authentication and data encryption
  • Allows network administrators to deploy secure wireless networks without increasing IT staff requirements
Outdoor Wireless

The wireless network solutions benefit communities in a variety of ways, including:

  • Enhancing the ability of public-safety organizations to protects citizens everywhere
  • Promotes field productivity, leading to more responsive and collaborative services
  • Informs and increases the speed of decision making and situational awareness
  • Improves climate for economic development and tourism

This solution allows municipalities to extend their existing wired networked services and applications beyond their current physical infrastructures, offering innovative new ways to accelerate communications and service delivery to both employees and citizens. Wireless mesh technology:

  • Enables flexible, mobile, and dynamic communications
  • Eases deployment and the ability to deploy network devices where running fiber is cost-prohibitive
  • Simplifies addition of networked devices
  • Integrates with existing network technology
  • Offers superior security across the entire network

ABACUS Outdoor Wireless Solutions comprise a portfolio of products designed to enable deployment of a wireless mesh network infrastructure, wireless bridging, and mobile networks. This solution is designed to meet the specific needs of local governments, public safety, transportation, and the oil and the gas industry.

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ABACUS Storage Mechanism

Bridging the gap between data explosion and storage infrastructure.

Data deduplication is a hot, new storage technology for managing explosive data growth and providing data protection. This backup technique eliminates redundant data from storage, by saving a single copy of identical data and replacing any further instances with pointers back to that one copy. ABACUS From Ahmedabad offers you a choice in new and enhanced data duplication solutions designed to fit a range of business sizes and needs.

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Recent Storage announcements:

  • New and enhanced products and solutions
  • Data protection announcement
Disk Storage Systems
  • Always-on availability, massive scalability and unparalleled performance for the most demanding environments
  • Powerfully simple management for mid-range arrays, NAS, tiered storage and disk-to-disk backup
  • Easy-to-use, affordable and reliable networked storage for small and medium businesses
Storage Software
  • Manage: ABACUS Storage Essentials and device management software for storage reporting, monitoring, and provisioning
  • Protect: ABACUS Data Protector Software and array replication software for data protection and disaster tolerance
  • Optimize: Archiving software to improve performance, reduce costs and achieve compliance
Tape Storage & Media
  • Comprehensive range of reliable, cost-effective data protection solutions
  • Tape Libraries and Autoloaders to free up IT resources and minimize the risk of human error
  • Complete, ready-to-use backup solutions featuring DAT, DLT and LTO tape drives with One-Button-Disaster-Recovery
IM Software
  • Active archiving and data migration solutions for messaging and databases -- providing fast access to content
  • Compliance driven Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) tape and optical media
  • Affordable long-term archival storage with tape-based archive solutions -- reducing power and cooling requirements
Storage Networking
  • Multi-protocol SAN routers and gateways to simplify SAN extension and new technology integration
  • Flexible, modular director level switches
  • SAN fabric connectivity for unmatched performance, reliability and interoperability
Storage Solutions
  • Storage solutions addressing consolidation, continuity, control and compliance requirements
  • Information Lifecycle Management solutions to capture, manage, retain and deliver information
  • Managed and capacity-based storage solutions to deliver storage capabilities when and where you need it

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