Does Your Data Cabling Need an Upgrade?

Does Your Data Cabling Need an Upgrade?

Are you thinking about upgrading your data cabling? You surely do not want to lose your dental clinic database just because you did not have the time to fix your cables! Call your data cabling technician today if you are in any of the below-mentioned situations:


Five signs your data cabling needs an upgrade

It is essential to regularly assess the condition and performance of your structured data cabling to determine if an upgrade is necessary.

A new office or moving

Moving your clinic is a great time to upgrade your data cabling installation. Depending on the new space, the location of the server room, and the layout, you can plan your set-up in an improved manner. This opens up the opportunity for redoing your structured data cabling exactly how you want it to be. Call your data cabling technician over to the new premises even before you move, so they can check the place and figure out the location of the set-up.

Outdated systems

As your network expands with an increasing number of devices over time, issues with performance or reliability may arise. Suppose you are still using an outdated network. In that case, it is likely insufficient to support your workforce’s technological needs today. To ensure that your growing business is equipped with a network infrastructure that can accommodate future technology advancements, it is crucial to have reliable and up-to-date network technology in place.

Frequent repair and issues

It is better to upgrade your data cabling installation rather than keep on repairing them frequently. Repairing cables can be difficult and time-consuming and may not fully resolve the underlying issue. Replacing network cables can offer greater reliability, cost-effectiveness, time efficiency, and compatibility with newer equipment, making it a better option.

Performance issues – resulting in frequent downtime

Downtime can be costly for your company, leading to loss of business, employee time diverted from other tasks, employee overtime expenses, lost data, and additional repair costs. However, maintaining an updated network system can significantly reduce these costs. Call in a data cable technician to check your systems.

Damage to hardware, equipment, and existing cables

Every product has a lifespan. You should get your hardware, equipment, and data cable checked by a professional data cabling technician every year. Apart from natural wear and tear, hardware and network cables can be damaged by various factors. This includes the following.

Physical damage

Physical forces such as bending, twisting, or crushing can damage cables and hardware. This can result in broken or frayed cables or components, which can impact their performance or cause them to fail.

Moisture or water

Any exposure to moisture or water can cause corrosion and damage to the metal components of hardware and cables. This can result in electrical shorts or signal degradation.

Electrical surges

Electrical surges or spikes can damage hardware and cables by overloading the circuit and causing components to fail. This can happen due to lightning strikes, power outages, or faulty electrical systems.


Excessive heat can cause hardware and cables to fail or malfunction. This can happen due to inadequate cooling, exposure to direct sunlight, or high ambient temperatures.


Does the structured data cabling in your dental clinic need an upgrade? Contact Priority Networks to manage all your data cabling installation requirements. Their data cabling technician can visit your clinic and have your systems up and running in no time.   

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.