Although today’s business communications environments are increasingly incorporating wireless technology, good old copper wire remains a fundamental component of critical voice, video and data exchange.
Carousel started out as a cabling company and this initial focus has evolved into unmatched expertise in fiber optic, copper and coaxial cable. In fact, we’re so confident of our mastery, our warranty and guarantee programs are the most extensive in the industry - we offer a full two-year warranty on splicing for all three cable types.
Carousel’s Cable Solutions draw from over 20 years of industry expertise of developing cabling techniques supporting Campus Safety Initiatives including Emergency Mass-Notification Systems and Indoor/Outdoor “Help” boxes. Carousel’s Public Address System and Background Music System solutions fall under this practice area as well. Our expertise collaborative partnerships with the best of the industry ensure that the cable solutions we design directly address our customers’ business needs.
Carousel’s Cable Services truly showcase our craftsmanship. Quality cabling design encompasses much more than just computers and phones. Design today must accommodate wireless access point placement, fixed video endpoints, time clocks, ceiling microphones, A/V equipment, IP public address speakers, and more. In addition, we must calculate each run’s power requirements and incorporate each independent distribution frame’s placement. Carousel has expertise in all phases of this analysis and our Architects produce a comprehensive design to meet your needs.
In addition to our traditional structured cable solutions, Carousel’s engineers can also provide Mass Notification Emergency Communication Systems (MNECS) and Overhead Paging or Public Address System solutions. Learn more here or visit our Public Safety Practice for information on emergency services solutions.
Whether you’re looking to integrate a Unified Communications network or simply outfit your conference room for visual communications, Carousel’s cable practice has the expertise and ability to generate multiple business benefits for your organization.
Carousel’s Structured Cable Solutions create efficiencies that can streamline communications to save your organization time and bottom-line dollars.
Measurable ROI - Using the right cabling choice can actually produce measurable ROI. Poor wiring choices and overtaxed physical infrastructure can cause significant delays and error resulting in reduced throughput. Up-to-date links between buildings in a campus, for example, can sometimes result in 4-10x increases in data throughput over existing solutions. This simple step can also introduce high-availability or DR solutions previously not thought possible.
One Wire, Multiple Apps - All of your business voice, video and data transmissions can fly over a single cable drop, regardless of whether it’s fiber optic or copper-based. This means you can enjoy a tremendously simplified communications network with all services on one wire, rather than the complex assignment of up to as many as 6 drops per workstation as we’ve seen in the past.
Proof of Performance - Pushing copper wire to speeds like 10G and 40G means our installation work has to be completed to the highest specs. Our Engineers and Technicians have a long track record of successful projects from design to follow-up maintenance. References abound, and we have photographic evidence of our previous work. We can produce reports highlighting the tests associated with each installed drop and outline the expected performance prior to deploying hardware on it. We know the potential pitfalls and how to resolve them without interrupting the flow of your business. No surprises here.
Pros of Fiber Optics - For long-distance applications requiring higher bandwidth, fiber optics is the way to go. Advances in fiber technologies continue to push the amount of data we can send higher and higher, In addition, the versatility of deployment is increased as the strands are made thinner. This leads to an increase in use cases, including more and more to the desktop. Carousel is leading the way in fiber deployments for campuses and individual use.
Pros of Copper cable - No matter the circumstance, copper still gets the job done. If it can use an electrical signal, we can deliver it to the device on a pair of copper. Sometimes it’s an electromechanical door strike, sometimes it’s a speaker or microphone, and sometimes it’s even still a telephone – but mounted on an I-beam in the middle of a manufacturing plant. Carousel will select the right type of wiring for the device, we’ll get the cable installed from wherever it needs to come from to where it needs to go to, and it’ll work right.
Literally a phone with special emergency access capabilities, these safety solutions raise campus emergency preparedness and awareness levels by providing a means of effective emergency communications for students, faculty and staff throughout the campus environment. Although these solutions first became popular in academic environments, they are appropriate for any professional community with a campus-type geographical arrangement, such as a hospital/medical community.
The unit itself is an automatic dial hands free device that can dial multiple locations just by calling the Call/Help button. The rising percentage of students with cellphones is making these devices increasingly popular in college dorm hallways, where wall unit telephones are no longer supplied.
Carousel’s partnerships with the best providers in the industry provide us access to the best quality equipment available today. We can design, integrate, install and maintain a music system that will sound like music to your ears!
Auditory classroom systems transmit the teacher’s voice using wireless infrared technology to strategically placed speakers and amplifying the sound as appropriate. These high-tech teaching tools are becoming increasingly popular in anticipation of state initiatives requiring sound-field systems in select K12 school systems. This is a great example of technology in the classroom having a direct positive impact on communications. The Carousel’s Education team are Education team has expertise experts in outfitting your classroom to reflect the appropriate equipment teachers are heard loud and clear.
In short, cables need to get to devices, regardless of whether the building was built in 2010 or 1710. Carousel’s cable routing includes sophisticated wire mold options and decorative duct, making us the choice cable provider for locations where aesthetics trump brawn. Sometimes though, you just need to get through that thick brick and block wall. We do that too
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Carousel’s Cabling Practice truly showcases our craftsmanship. Good structured cabling design encompasses much more than just computers and phones. Design today must accommodate wireless access point placement, fixed video endpoints, time clocks, ceiling microphones, A/V equipment, IP public address speakers, and more. In addition, we must calculate each run’s power requirements and incorporate each independent distribution frame’s placement. Carousel has expertise in all phases of this analysis and our Architects produce a complete, coherent design to meet your needs.
In today’s world of terror alerts and tsunamis, emergency notification capabilities can mean the difference between handling an emergency with ease or dissolving into mass panic. Carousel has the depth of expertise to design, implement and manage a communications solution to keep your campus environment calm and collected with the latest information, so you can keep your community safe.
These high-tech wide area notification systems provide the capability to announce clear, real-time audio instructions for situations that may be evolving rapidly. Particularly appropriate for a campus setting, flexible, customized messages can be directed to specific zones, reaching areas where cell phones and networks cannot, so students and faculty don’t need to be online to receive important announcements.
Carousel’s Cabling Practice can design and provide a MNECS leveraging hands-free 2-way communications, telephones or call buttons for up to 16,000 selectively identified locations on a campus and deploy speakers addressing all campus environments.
Learn more about Carousel’s Public Safety Practice for emergency response services.
Our comprehensive array of products has both indoor and outdoor applications: