One of the most basic, vital, and often overlooked requirements of today’s communications systems is an appropriately designed voice and data cable infrastructure. This includes properly placed and adequately supported telecommunications closets and distribution frames as well as suitable copper and fiber optic cabling to support the voice and data communications requirements. SmithcommS provides quality design, superior products, and professional installation, which virtually eliminates cable related network headaches.
As your total communications solutions provider, SmithcommS recognizes the importance of a forward thinking and sound data network. Our focus is to meet your current needs, while maintaining flexibility for growth, supporting your ever evolving business needs.
To assist in supporting these efforts, SmithcommS partners with leading vendors in the industry, to offer custom designed solutions for your networking requirements, such as:
Local Area Network (LAN)
Networking is defined as the act of making contact and exchanging information with other people, groups and institutions to develop mutually beneficial relationships, or to access and share information between computers.
- An example of networking is handing out your business card in a social event which is designed to provide opportunities for new business collaborations to form and to bring together prospective employers and talented new people that may be looking for a new employment position.
- An example of networking is exchanging contact information with people who have interests in similar areas.
- An example of networking is sharing and acquiring information between different divisions of the same company to share information and solve business problems.
- An example of networking is linking the entire network of computers to a print server to allow each workstation to have the ability to print documents.
- An example of networking is connecting a company's internal network to the Internet, either by installing a network access point or by connecting one computer to the Internet and sharing the access through the network.
- An example of networking is using the Internet to gain access to a supplier’s internal network to check on orders and receive customer service.
Wireless Network Solutions (WAN)
A wide area network (WAN) is a network that covers a broad area (i.e., any telecommunications network that links across metropolitan, regional, national or international boundaries) using leased telecommunication lines. Business and government entities utilize WANs to relay data among employees, clients, buyers, and suppliers from various geographical locations. In essence, this mode of telecommunication allows a business to effectively carry out its daily function regardless of location
A network management system (NMS) is a set of hardware and/or software tools that allow an IT professional to supervise the individual components of a network within a larger network management framework.
Network management system components assist with:
- Network device discovery - identifying what devices are present on a network.
- Network device monitoring - monitoring at the device level to determine the health of network components and the extent to which their performance matches capacity plans and intra-enterprise service-level agreements (SLAs).
- Network performance analysis - tracking performance indicators such asbandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, availability and uptime of routers,switches and other Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) -enabled devices.
- Intelligent notifications - configurable alerts that will respond to specific network scenarios by paging, emailing, calling or texting a network administrator.