The VS Group Technical Team recently completed an installation at NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society).   The London based charity helps people across the UK who suffer with AS by improving treatment and care.

The major installation took 4 days to complete and included fully cabling 2 floors, with 12 double cat5 points and trunking for both phones and computers.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

On arrival, the Technical Team planned out how and where they would run the cables for the most efficient and shortest possible route, to save time and money, in addition to aligning them up with the sockets.  Once finalised, they then began to run the cables, which took around a day.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

The next stage was to terminate the cables in the cat5 sockets and back up the patch panel in the cabinet, which was located on the first floor where the phone system was to be located.  In addition to this, they touched up the trunking with silicone gel to mould it to the internal walls, giving it a seamless look.

The Technical Team sought  approval from the staff to relocate the existing phones and phone system from their old site to the new.  Once they were granted permission, they set up a divert on their mainline number to ensure that the charity would not lose out on any incoming calls.

The final process included patching in all the even socket numbers from the patch panel to the phone system, they then went to the corresponding cat5 sockets and plugged the phones in.  The Technical Team used even numbers to differentiate between telecoms and IT, as the charity’s computers would be patched into the odd numbers.

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