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Business Office Data , phone, network move, relocation or expansion Orange and Los Angeles County

posted Aug 7, 2011, 10:18 AM by SEO WEB POWER Sites

Office, business and headquarter  phone system , data system Moves & Wiring

Low cost, High quality, Fast and Durable Office Moving and Office Cable and system Installation for businesses like yours in Irvine,Mission Vijeo, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach and all Orange and Los angeles Counties.

 
We Offer:
  • Free no obligation Consultation
  • Free and Fast Quote
  • Free Binding Estimates
  • Free Site Survey
  • Free IT assets inventory and documentation ( Phone, PC, Server, Hardware and software ) 
  • Free 30 Days, 60 days and 90 days  move and relocation check list
  • Free Relocation survival guide
  • Free move and relocation resource list
 
Does your current IT system have the ability to grow and change with your business? Are you taking advantage of low cost , high quality Google Apps Cloud computing With a completely scalable office infrastructure cable management strategy in place, you’re assured a secure system that works in tandem with your developing company.

Discover how you can eliminate your servers and never buy any Operating software or business application and their upgrade .

Innova Global  has the office moving and office cabling services that will provide your Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Anaheim business with lasting benefits, no matter where your business takes you.
  • Innova's Expert technicians from can provide the following office cable installation and management services Plus office moving solutions that will meet your changing demands now and in the future:
  • Office Cabling – for construction that is both new and existing, including fiber optics
  • Relocation of your Office – for complete network, server, printer, and workstation moves
  • Coordination of your Move – including your Internet, Web site, email, and telephony
  • Cabling Blueprints and As-Built Documents – laying the groundwork for a strong network connections for your business


Contact us for Free
  • Office relocation checklist
  • Office move survival guide
  • PProactive Monitoring and Managed IT Services
  • Hosted Backup, Email and SPAM Protection
  • Technology Relocation Services
  • Data Backup and Business Continuity Plans
  • Disaster Recovery and Network Security
  • Reactive Services and Break/Fix Services
  • Multi Industry Compliance Consulting (HIPPA, FINRA, SEC)
  • Virtualization and Business Automation


Leave the maintenance of your technology to us, so you can focus on what’s important- running your business.
 

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IT Relocation and move
 
Innova provide IT relocation services for businesses and organisations providing you with uninterrupted IT services before, during and after IT moves.
 
Research shows only 10% of IT moves in the United States are successful with 90% of businesses suffering from major email and telecommunication issues as a result of IT relocation.
 
We ensure you are in the 10% by successfully helping you create an effective IT relocation plan and to take the right technology decisions to make sure you experience a seamless IT migration from one location to another with minimum downtime.
 
IT relocation team
 
Our IT moves are co-ordinated by fully-qualified IT relocation Cisco , Google Apps , Microsoft Certified , cabling , Networking , Phone system, Video and audio system  experienced in taking control of all the technology issues associated with IT moves.
 
We can carry out all the necessary setup and installation work providing you with advice and guidance to ensure you buy the right hardware, software, IT and telecoms packages to meet your needs and requirements.
If you have an IT department we can provide them with support as and when needed taking care of every aspect of your IT move from risk analysis and project management through to packing, transport and insurance.
 
Free IT moves guide
 
You will most likely need assistance with your move in some capacity and we have put together a FREE IT Moves Guide to help you start the relocation process and provide you with an insight into the decisions you need to make before moving office.
 
 
Office relocation checklist
 
A- Physical planning and mapping
  • ‰ Request a detailed copy of the floor plan that includes proposed furniture orientation.
  • ‰ Review final space plans, including electrical and furniture placement.
  • ‰ If modular furniture is being used, run the network cabling before the furniture is installed.
  • ‰ Determine PC and printer locations in the new space.
  • ‰ Determine the location of fax machines in the new space.
  • ‰ Identify personal printers on the floor plan.
  • ‰ Identify analog lines on the floor plan.
  • ‰ Determine jack locations (on the furniture plan) for voice and data.
  • ‰ Obtain bids for wiring (once floor plan is approved).
  • ‰ Check to see if the doorways, access hallways, ramps, and the elevator doors are wide enough to .......
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B- Terms
  
C- Labling and documentation 
 
D- Inventory
 
E- Cleaning

F-Wiring, cabling, phone, and Internet access
 
G- Video, Audio, security and montoring access
 
H- Equipments
 
I -Meeting and communication 

   

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Passive Optical LAN - Getting more with less , Replacing Cat 5e and Cat 6 with fiber optic cables

posted Jul 17, 2011, 5:05 PM by SEO WEB POWER Sites   [ updated Jul 17, 2011, 5:12 PM ]

One example of sustainable design as it relates to commercial building technology systems is the concept of Motorola's Passive Optical LAN offered by Innova Global technology. ( Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_vMNVuQgSA )
Irving, India (prHWY.com) April 6, 2011 - One example of sustainable design as it relates to commercial building technology systems is the concept of Motorola's Passive Optical LAN offered by Innova Global technology. ( Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_vMNVuQgSA )

More and more today, building's low-voltage systems and power- hungry layer 2 network switches are replaced byPassive Optical Lan ( POL ) or Passive Optical Network ( PON).

PON is passive since no power, air conditioning or active equipment ( switches, UPS, servers ) are required in building wiring closets ( IDFs ) . POL eliminates vertical or horizontal copper cabling requirements ( Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat7, Cat8 ........ ). POL is also capable of up to 1 Gig bandwidth delivery to desktop and single mode fiber lifespan is 20 years plus.

In typical deployment, POL results in a reduction of 8,000 pounds less plastic versus a Category 6 copper infrastructure, and 28,000 pounds less plastic compared to a Category 6A copper infrastructure. In addition, the POL uses 8,000 pounds less copper and adds 30 pounds of glass.POL , an all-fiber LAN solution that operates on a Gigabit Passive Optical Network(GPON), is a leading alternative to the traditional LAN network that enables architects and design engineers to increase the use of eco-friendly materials while significantly reducing energy consumption and significant costs associated with traditional LAN architectures . PON review - Read more read more ( under The Architectural Choice for Greener Buildings, Lower Costs, and Higher Performance )

POL is a proven technology and has been deployed for US residential customers under Verizon FIOS brand name and as of 2009 the number of homes with FiOS availability was 12.7 million.

Innova commitment to sustainability encompasses having the ability and experience to design buildings technology and infrastructure following LEED criteria and to successfully manage the LEED Administration certification process.

POL Benefit Summary:

Simple to deploy and perfect solution for new commercial building or upgrades

Significant CAPEX and OPEX Savings with the Passive Optical LAN

Green advantages including space, cost and energy reduction

Reliability (Carrier-grade technology and fiber optics) and Security


To get more information on Passive Optical Lan and PON deployment and its financial advantages in 2011 tax year, contact Innova. Innova is an authorized and trained Motorola solution partner.

How to Reduce Cat 3 , Cat5 , Cat 5e, Cat 5E , Cat 6, Cat 7 copper infrastructure cable installation cost

posted Jul 17, 2011, 4:40 PM by SEO WEB POWER Sites   [ updated Jul 17, 2011, 5:04 PM ]

A- How to Reduce Cat 3 , Cat5 , Cat 5e, Cat 5E , Cat 6, Cat 7 copper infrastructure cable installation cost ?

Price you pay for  a data / voice copper cable may varies  from $65.00 to $340.00 per drop ( CapEx ) . Also the overall cost  depend on Life cycle  of  the cable and its ability to deliver high bandwidth from  100 Mbps to 1Gbps to a desk top device over the life of the cable ( OpEx ) .


Price you pay  depends on many factors such as:

#1-  Installer Experience on how to pull  the least amount  cable and the shortest run
#2-  Installer  adhering to national and local code ( i.e.  suspension at a maximum of five (5) foot intervals  )
#3- Cable category ( Cat 3 , Cat5 , Cat 5e, Cat 5E , Cat6, Cat7)
#4-  Cable type ( Plenum or non- plenum )
#5-  Cable length ( Office Vs. warehouse  _
#6-  Manufacture of cable, jacks and patch panel
#7-  Quality and grade of material used
#8- Number of the drops
#9- Number of cables in a drop
#10- Location of the drop
      a- Wall - low cost
      b- Furniture
      c- Floor - highest cost
#11- Life cycle  of  the cable ( i.e Copper 3-5 years , Fiber 25 years )
#12- Site location ( Metropolitan Vs. Suburb,  Office building Vs. residential  )
#13- Municipality  (  Permit requirement , local and national  labor and material taxes )
#14- Ordinance ( Conduit requirement , Plenum or non- plenum )
#15- State and project requirement labor rate ( I.e. regulate Vs. prevailing wage )

B- How to reduce the cost .

Price you pay for a drop copper infrastructure cable depends on the knowledge and experience of project owner / manager and how much useful information is provided to local cable installer . This is what we recommend.

#1- Call your local city building inspector office and ask what type of data cable  cable ( Plenum or non- plenum ) they recommend that would pass the inspection. Non- plenum is less expensive . Passing inspection means you can pull occupancy permit which helps your insurance and your city business license )

#2- Determine where will be your IDF  or MDF . This means mark your floor plan ( Furniture and equipment drawing )  with location where you will be placing your server and switches . This will determine where cable puller will terminate one end of the cables on patch panels .

#3- Determine the cable , patch panel , jacks  manufacturers ( I.e. Panduit , leviton  , General cable ) . Try to stay out of no brand  offshore material with UL tag and standard . We recommend Panduit and Panduit certified cables  due to its look , quality and durability.



#3- From location ( IDF )  measure the longest and shortest runs. This is done by simply walking and measuring the distance between IDF and closest  office or cubical and farthest one. Typically,  this is about 150 feet ( EIA TIA standard is not to exceed 300 feet per run )

#4- Determine the number of cable in each drop ( 1 cable per  drop or 2 cables per  drop ). If you  have a full Voice over IP  ( VOIP )  office technology you may need only one cable per station and for redundancy  you may  offer a WIFI  access. Expert local  cabler and standard recommend  two (2 )  cables per  drop

#5- Contact a local installation expert  and provide him with
  • A marked floor plan ( your cable locations for PC, phone, fax , printers, AP unites , surveillance camera ….etc. )
  • Your information gathered from item B1,2,3,4 contact a local installation expert . The local expert can save you



#7- If you have a furniture team installing your office  furniture , make sure you obtain a copy of furniture installation project plan and furniture installation project manager name and cell number and make it available to your local  cable installation  project manager. They should contact each other .

#6- Draft a short project plan with start date and end date . Start date is the day you want the cable to start pulling cables which is well before ceiling closer date ( inspection ) , cable lasing date which start after furniture farm installation date and finally end date which is the day you wand marked floor plan and test results .

#7- Ask your local  cable installation  project manager for a written quote that  covers:
  • Project total pricing that contains  Jack ( Rj45 ) , Cable and patch panel
  • Unit  cable pricing ( if you add a drop or subtract a cable during project install +/ -  ) . this will help you with change control. Unit pricing for   one ( 1 ) cable per drop and  two  ( 2 ) cables per drop
  • Bear in mind two cables per drop should be less expensive than multiplying one ( 1 ) cable per drop by two (2 ),  since  two cables per drop require 2 times more cable but one pull ( labor to pull )
  • Unit labor rate ( tech per hour )
  • Conduit and sleeves unit installation rate . A four (4) inch conduit is usually required to transition  the cable from the ceiling  to the IDF room
  • Pricing for  a 7’X19” rack and its associated  ladder rack  or just simply a wall mounted patch panel  .
  • Warranty and 1st day of operation support
  • Post installation documents ( marked floor plan and test results )
  • Copy of liability insurance with Additional insured  


#8- If number of  cables is above 100 drops per floor and more than a total of 300 per building , then seriously consider passive optical LAN technology . This will drop the cost by at least 45% in capital Expense( CapEx )  and  60 % more in operating expense OpEx )   





#9- If number of drops is more than 500, please contact us to get a copy of a installation contract since you should not sign local installer contract , they should sign yours .

B- Why to use local installation expert to reduce the cost ?

These are the advantages of local installation experts:

1. Access to local expert installers and their loaded truck 24X7 without manage service contract or minimum hourly rate.
2.  Centralized single-tier process structure
3. Bypassing project brokers, resellers, outsourcing companies and going to the expert installers directly.  Access collective knowledge and service through AS ONE FORCE business, social media engine or community manager.
4. Access to As-One-Force engineers, RCDD and thought leaders to make the best decision or come up with best design and approach. Power of collective intelligence.
5. Reduce the chance of losing control of the outsourced process.
6. Reduce costs of transitioning to a new vendor.
7. Reduce legal and contractual costs.
8. Reduce chance  losing control of the outsourced process.
9. Reduce cost of vendor training.
10. Reduce costs of monitoring vendors.
11. WEB 2.0 knowledge base and real time project documentation system & 24 X7 access.
13- Live and real-time project control , management and execution.
14. Access to project fixed pricing, project unit pricing or Structured Pricing Menu .
12. Reduce R/D, deployment and installation cost.
13. Easy  to contact us


C- Customer's organization benefits


1.Reducing Cost, Increasing Quality, Accelerating Deployment and Greener installation.
2.Power of  collective action:As One Force has over 6000+ local expert, technology installers to deploy technology nationally and globally. Strength in numbers gets the work done!
3.Power Wisdom of the expert crowd: Collective knowledge, wisdom and experience from over 6000 local expert, technology installers,solution providers and though leaders .
4.Power of cloud computing: More computing and web 2.0 power that Fortune 500 companies. Full disaster recovery and Integrated deployment technology that insures efficiency and cost effectiveness.
5.Power of being local and geographic presence: 24X7 X365 availability, with more reliability, accountability  & knowledge of the terrain and without any cost.Be there when you need it
6. Local Support: 6000+ Qualified, Local expert, IT installers and solution providers are in your area to work for your organization directly.  Virtually no up-front investments are required.
7.Go Green and win : With over 6000 local installers ready to work. You can become more “green”, less trip charges , less expense , less time spent on the road  translates to less energy consumption .
8.Leveraging power of mobile phones: Our network of over 2000 local expert installer mobile numbers allows companies to receive rapid support when any questions or emergencies arise.
10. Leveraging power of mobile phones: Our network of over 2000 local expert installer mobile numbers allows companies to receive rapid support when any questions or emergencies arise.
11. Project bulletin broad : Post your RFP and receive quotes from AS ONE FORCE quickly. The bulletin board allows for rapid deployment of services and cost efficiency.
12.Power of Expert sourcing: Bypass outsourcing, sub-contracting and service resellers to save time, money and increase project speed.
13.Single point of contact : Centralized single-tier Process structure. As-One-Force serving as the coordinator or focal point of information concerning all project activities.
14.Access to fixed cost pricing, project unit pricing or Structured Pricing Menu. Reducing project management and accounting work load.  Highest Quality with the Lowest Cost, delivers the Highest Value.
15.Project quality assurance: Web 2.0 Reputation and quality assurance Engine plus access to live and real-time project collaboration, management and execution system.





Extended lifecycle for shielded cabling means lower total cost of ownership

The longer a cabling system lasts, the lower its total cost of ownership. With a projected 15-year lifecycle, category 7A TERA provides the longest lifecycle of any twisted-pair copper cabling system. Furthermore, TCO models clearly demonstrate that the extensive benefits provided by category 6A F/UTP and category 7A TERA cabling may be realized for nearly the same cost as category 6A UTP cabling. And, category 6A F/UTP cabling's performance headroom and installation robustness compared to category 6A UTP may lend itself to being capable of supporting the next Ethernet application beyond 10GBASE-T over limited topologies. Read more  

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