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Advanced Cable System Mandan ND

If you're interested in home automation and you're building or renovating your house, give serious thought to pre-wiring it for the future in Mandan. Installing an advanced cable system will serve your needs now and well into the future, and it's a lot easier to do before the drywall goes up.

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Bismarck, ND
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3 D Electric Inc
(701) 667-0868
60 Captain Leach Drive
Mandan, ND
 
Larry's Electric
(701) 663-7661
1702 5th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Lillis Electric Inc
(701) 663-3570
110 12th Avenue Northeast
Mandan, ND
 
IES North Plains
(701) 258-5543
3554 East Divide Avenue
Bismarck, ND
 
Johnson Electric
(701) 663-5789
208 13th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Northern Lights Electric
(701) 222-0009
1706 43rd Avenue Southeast
Mandan, ND
 
Tollefson Larry D & Cathy
(701) 663-7661
1702 5th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Larrys Electric
(701) 663-7661
1702 5th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Bens Electric
(701) 223-3962
3327 East Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND
 

The Case For Pre-Wiring

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If you're interested in home automation and you're building or renovating your house, give serious thought to pre-wiring it for the future. Installing an advanced cable system will serve your needs now and well into the future, and it's a lot easier to do before the drywall goes up. Cabling needs to run from the area in which you'll place your hub - the signal-distribution center - to every room in which you'll have equipment or controls. Remember to be generous with your estimates and run more cable than you think you'll need.

There are three types of cable you should include: speaker cable, video coaxial cable, and twisted-pair communications cable. The latter is used for connecting sensors, thermostats, audio and video, computers and phones. The best choice in twisted-pair wiring is high-speed Category 5 cable, which can move computer and phone signals 10 times faster than the usual copper telephone wire. For video, choose RG-6 coaxial cable, which has larger bandwidth than the commonly used RG-59 cable; it allows for better reception and will support high-definition television signals. For speakers, use the best cable you can afford. High-end products reduce signal losses and cut interference from other devices.

With the appropriate cabling in place, your home has the bandwidth to handle just about any technology that comes its way. In the meantime, it provides a network over which to share computer files and link peripherals and to distribute movies from a single DVD player to televisions elsewhere in the house. Pre-wiring a new home costs as little as $1,000, a cost that can be rolled into the mortgage. In fact, most leading homebuilders now offer advanced cabling packages as either a standard or optional part of their home designs.

The Category 5 and RG-6 cabling terminates at your central hub. The hub receives signals from outside sources - cable, Internet, satellite and telephone - and distributes them to the appropriate equipment. For example, cable TV signals entering the hub can be sent to every cable jack in the house, as can digital satellite signals - meaning that you don't need to buy a separate satellite receiver or cable box for every viewing location. Signals generated inside the house can be directed to different spots, too. For example, data from the main family computer can go to other computers in the house, and music can go from a CD player to every speaker.

Inside the hub are modules that shuttle signals between TVs, computers, set-top boxes, telephones and other devices. Since the hub is modular, you can start out with only a few functions and upgrade gradually to handle more features by simply plugging new modules into the hub. Linking devices to the hub is a cinch. Included with the high-speed wiring and the distribution hub are a number of multimedia outlets. Unlike conventional outlets with either cable jacks, telephone jacks or binding posts (for speakers), multimedia outlets combine an assortment of jacks in one wallplate. Just plug a TV, computer and speaker into the appropriate jack, and they are connected to the network.

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