SMART – BENQ – EPSON – NEC – ROTH – PROMETHEAN – Warranty Procedures for 2015

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Vendor Warranty Information

Cablers are fully committed to our customers, and we believe this commitment should not stop once the sale has been made.

Cablers have a warranty agreements with all of our vendors, providing our customers with peace of mind when purchasing any item from us. As a reseller, the vendor warranties give Cablers the opportunity to offer our customers reassurances and guarantees that, should there be a technical issue with their purchase, there is an official support procedure to rectify the problem.


Cablers also have our own team of support staff and a dedicated support portal which can be accessed here: Or by emailing us at:

Support portal

Through the Cablers support portal you can register any fault and track its progress until it has been rectified to your satisfaction. Cablers will of course do all that we can to help you pursue your in warranty claims but we are also here to help assist with your out of warranty products too and we have a team of trained and fully qualified engineers and technicians available for on-site call outs to assist with all your audio visual and IT related issues.

Below you will find some helpful contact details to assist you with any warranty claim you may need to make. If the manufacturer you need is not listed please contact our customer service team on: 01787 221166 or email and we will provide you with the details you require.




 SMART Warranty      Smart extraordinary made simple Steljes technology with purpose

An excellent range of SMART warranties are available through Steljes

SMART provides a return-to-base warranty but with the Steljes warranty services, you gain the advantage of a free upgrade to an onsite warranty.

Please contact the Steljes warranty support team who will be able to assist you with any queries on 08450 747007 or alternatively email:

Contact Steljes About Your SMART Warranty
Their expert team are happy to help. Just pick up the phone

Steljes support helplines are open between 9am–5.30pm Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).

Please have the serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Steljes can assist with your warranty claim.

Education: 08450 724999
Corporate: 08450 724888
From Ireland: +353 (0) 1 6464000

BenQ Warranty    Benq logo

BenQ provide a 3 year onsite warranty for their projectors and interactive Flat Panels.

Please contact Steljes regarding faulty products on 08450 724999 or email

 Please have the serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Steljes can assist with your warranty claim.



Epson Warranty          Epson logo

Please contact Epson regarding faulty products on 0871 4237766

Please have the model and serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Epson can assist with your warranty claim.


 NEC Warranty     NEC logo

Please contact NEC regarding faulty products on 0870 120 1160 or email the team on

Please have the model and serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure NEC can assist with your warranty claim.

Roth Warranty      Roth logo

Roth provides a 3 year return to base warranty

​Please contact Roth AV Ltd regarding faulty products on 01753 682782 or email:

Please have the model and serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Roth can assist with your warranty claim.

VIVIDtouch Warranty               Vividtouch logo

All VIVIDtouch interactive flat panels are covered by a ​5 year onsite warranty as standard

Please contact Steljes regarding VIVIDtouch faulty products on 08450 724999 or

Please have the model and serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Steljes can assist with your warranty claim.

HITACHI Warranty      Hitachi logo

Hitachi provide a 3 year de/re-install hardware warranty, as well as a lamp warranty.

Please contact Hitachi regarding faulty products on 01684 290000 or email the team on:

Please have the model and serial number of the product when you call or email  to ensure Equinox can assist with your warranty claim.

Promethean Standard Warranty & ActivCare      Promethean logo

Promethean offers two warranty options, including:

ActivCare Standard Warranty: Their basic warranty offering, automatically provided for all Promethean products
ActivCare+: Their Premium purchasable warranty extensions and enhancements available for registered Promethean products

Technical Support Number  0844 249 2077

Open: 08:30 – 17:30

ActivCare Standard Warranty

The Standard Warranty is a basic warranty offering, automatically provided for all non-registered Promethean products.

Promethean hardware products should be registered to obtain a certificate and upgrade to on-site warranty.  Registration starts the warranty from the date of installation and lets you take advantage of toll free telephone numbers.  Registration must take place through Promethean’s Registration Portal within 90 days of the date of installation or set up.

In order to provide quality support, Prometheans Customer Support team will need the product serial number and/or the proof of purchase. They offer free online support through their Knowledgebase, as well as access to telephone support charged at a national call rate (where geographically available).

Please note:

Priority support lines are available for holders of registered products. Please refer to your ActivCare warranty documentation for access details.

Email support will be available throughout by visiting and completing the “Contact Us” form.

The Standard Hardware ActivCare Warranty accompanies all products shipped from Promethean.

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Free Apple TV March Madness Offer From Cablers

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March Madness Offers From Cablers


BenQ screen

FREE APPLE TV* with every BenQ interactive screen

ordered between now and 31st March

Display your iPad, iPhone or iPod onto the

BenQ screen with this special March offer


RP551+ 55″ NOW £1,845.00 Save £100.00

RP651+ 65″ NOW £2,570.00 Save £150.00

RP700+ 70″ NOW £2,825.00 Save £150.00

RP790+ 79″ NOW £3,545.00 Save £175.00


Installation from £250.00 per unit

The BenQ RP Series of screens from Cablers come with SMART Notebook software,

a wall mount and 3 year onsite warranty.

Apple TV

Click here to find out more detail on the BenQ Screen


Roth Sub Zero


Add a Roth Sub Zero II 60 Watt Soundbar for only £119.00

Contact us now on 01787 221166 for more details

Please quote offer MMAppleTV

*Apple TV is supply and installation only,

configuration onto the network is not included


Not looking to move to interactive screens yet?


Replacement projector BenQ MX570

was £525.00 NOW £425.00** installed.

The BenQ MX570 is the ideal classroom projector replacement and comes with

a 5 year de-install/re-install and 3 year manufacturer warranty.

BenQ Projector

Click here to order your BenQ Projector and book an install

All prices quoted include delivery and are exclusive of VAT


Contact us now on 01787 221166 for more details

Please quote offer MMBenQMX570


** Price is subject to existing projector having a universal mount and

a throw ratio between 1.5 – 1.97/1. Access to classroom must be available within normal working hours.


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BenQ Touch Screens are versatile interactive classroom displays and the Education Team at Cablers have taken a liking to full range of interactive touchscreens offered by BenQ. They are not the only type of screen we supply and  install. Cablers engineers are busy everyday in schools across the south east providing network services and installing audio visual equipment including screens supplied by many manufactures but the BenQ interactive touch screen has forced its way to the top of the pile. It provides schools with a versatile classroom display that is technically advanced, robust and reliable, aesthetically pleasing and excellent value for money even without the Special offer that is currently available or the class leading software that comes included as standard.
If you looking for a touch screen that fits into a classroom environment perfectly which will allow pupils to experience real time collaboration and facilitates the ability for them to contribute to lessons through their own mobile devices from anywhere in the room or directly via the touch screen. A classroom display that supports Windows, MAC, Linux and Chrome operating systems. An interactive display that includes a number of effective learning tools and comes bundled with  SMART Notebook Advantage software for whiteboard applications and lesson building. A screen that has all of the connections you will need to support new and legacy equipment and one which delivers a first class user experience then you should seriously consider a BenQ interactive display.

Cablers Pricing & Offer details for BenQ interactive screens

BenQ RP700+ aBenQ screens come in three sizes 55″(RP551+) 65″(RP650+) 70″(RP700+)

This is why the BenQ RP700+ is top of the class

Easy to use and easy on the eye with BenQ Eye-care™ interactive displays, the BenQ RP700+ delivers a 70” classroom interaction solution enhanced by BYOD support.

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Low Blue Light Technology

The interactive flat panels are built with BenQ’s Low Blue Light Technology to reduce harmful blue spectrum light emission, which causes eyestrain, eye fatigue and even mascular degeneration. The Low Blue Light technology features the Classroom mode that combats the possible side effects associated with blue light in every usage occasion.

    AG(Anti-Glare) Glass

The screen’s anti-glare glass reduces reflection, for more legible text and clearer images, helping students avoid eyestrain and facilitating more effective instruction. The picture on the left shows AG glass which minimizes interfering glare on the screen surface. The picture on the right shows how conventional glass is prone to suffer from irritating glare that is not very friendly on the eye.

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Automatic brightness adjustment ensures the best viewing experience regardless of ambient light levels, while protecting the eyes and reducing power consumption by up to 50%.


MDA Software

Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) saves time and effort by providing remote management of BenQ Interactive Flat Panel MDA also supports remote shutdowns of equipment not in use, saving significant power costs.

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Hotkeys are incorporated on the front bezel for quick and easy access to Freeze and Blank features as well as volume and input source control.

BenQ quick_rp700plusQuick Access on Remote Control

The Freeze and Blank features are built as hotkeys on the remote control for easy access to support classroom instruction and presentation efficiency.



 Multi-Platform Compatibility

Compatible with major operating systems from Windows to Mac, Linux and Chrome, the interactive flat panels are built to work seamlessly with a wide range of computing and mobile devices with a simple plug and play.

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Multi-PC Touch Support

With three USB ports, one set on the front bezel for easy access, the interactive flat panels support up to three computing devices.


DisplayNote Software        display-note-bog-v2 training

The DisplayNote software is a cross platform solution that facilitates real-time collaboration across multiple computing and smart devices, enabling everyone to stream content and contribute to the presentation. The Wireless Desktop Control feature further allows teachers to mirror and wirelessly control their PC from anywhere in class, freeing them from traditional lecture style teaching.

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         EZCast Software

The EZCast software features WiFi Display that projects diverse digital content from computers and smart devices as well as your cloud storage via WiFi. Its Quad Split Screen feature supports cross-platform split-screen display from up to four input sources. As a result, teachers and students are able to share and interact freely.

                                                               SMART Notebook Software  SmartNotebook banner2

Choose the option that includes the SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software, which sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive activities within a single application. SMART’s award-winning Notebook software will give you access to a rich set of activity creation and delivery features with exciting ready-made content, tools and support for you to use in your classroom

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Key Features of BenQ RP700+ 70” Interactive Touchscreen Anti Glare LED Display

· Chromebook compatibility
· Anti Glare Display
· Interactive Touch Technology
· 70” Diagonal Screen
· High Definition and Optimal Resolution (Full HD 1080p – 1920 x 1280)
· 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio
· 4000:1 High Contrast Ratio
· In-built amplifier and speakers (12W)
· I/O Connections: 3 x HDMI, 3 x USB, 1 x Power (AC) Input, 1 x Power (AC) Output, 2 x Line-in,
  2 x Composite Video (BNC) In, 1 x Composite Video (BNC) Out, 2 x   15W Built-in Speakers, 1 x RS232 In, 1 x S-Video In,
  2 x Component  In,1 x    Microphone-in (¼’), 1 x AC Power Switch
· Dimensions (W x H x D): 1645.1 x 971.8 x 123.5mm
· Weight: 72kg
· 3 Year On-Site UK Mainland Warranty



Cablers have been providing Education Technology solutions to schools and colleges for more than 15 years. In that time we have developed deep understanding of how schools operate. How they want to use and integrate technology into the curriculum and we also have knack for picking out products in the market place that deliver fantastic value and tick all the boxes that educational establishments have to check off before they commit to a purchase.

Contact the education team at Cablers for advice on the educational technology that will transform your classrooms and teaching practices

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LearnPad Promotion

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***New for the 2014 Curriculum ***

The LearnPad team have been busy creating 103 NEW Primary Lesson Profiles for teachers to use with their pupils.         Covering everything from The Stone Age, Yr6 Algebra and Yr3 Computing to KS1 Geography and KS2 English.
They have also created a free poster with some  favourite 2014 lesson profiles and a free 2014 curriculum booklet containing all 103 lesson profiles

Its a useful tool that should save teachers valuable time. For quick and easy access to the Profiles, it’s just a simple scan of the QrKeys on the poster and booklet using the LearnPad.

Your schools can order a free poster by filling in this order form.

Teachers can find all of the 2014 Curriculum resources here. 

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***Customer Offers***

Learn Pad Refer a friend

We are asking LearnPad user schools to refer new schools to us that may be interested in purchasing LearnPads.

Just contact Cablers and we will do the rest for you.

                       If the schools that are referred to us go on to purchase a class set of 30 or more tablets, the school which did the referring will receive a Free Octavo when the referred school has placed their order and subsequently made payment.
Terms and Conditions apply.

Learn Pad £100

FREE £100 Content Voucher

Any school that has
previously ordered 10 or more tablets and now wishes to place an order
for a class set of 30 or more will receive a free £100 content voucher
code that they can retrieve against any premium content in the LearnPad

Talk to our Education team to find out more.

The closing date on these campaigns is December 31st, 2014.
Terms and Conditions apply.

Visit the Learnpad website for information on the latest product lineup.

Learnpad website


Or watch this short video which explains why Learnpad is Made for the classroom…

Not adapted to it !

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Watch LearnPad’s 60-second video showing why LearnPad is the award-winning classroom tablet solution that is rapidly becoming the number one choice for teachers worldwide.


Cablers Network & AV Solutions  have teamed up with some of the best independent trainers in the country to offer accredited high quality on-site training for your school

Book in a Twilight session or a Full / Half day training session for Promethean Activinspire , Smart Notebook , DisplayNote or Onelan to get the most out of your existing hardware/sofware investment and make your lessons more fun and engaging. Its your students who benefit most of all.

“Technology is only as good as the user.”

Depending on your needs we can arrange a tailor made on site training program, your staff will be able to learn by doing, its usually a real hands on approach where everyone has a go regardless of age and ability. Training will empower your staff with the necessary skills and confidence to use these teaching and learning systems as they were designed. It will make their lessons more engaging and fun whilst improving the overall learning experience for students.

The accredited trainers that work with you will make sure that every teacher leaves the course more motivated, confident, skilled and enthused than before. The beauty with a tailor made course is that it can be deigned and aimed at beginners, intermediate or advanced users and all will come away knowing far more than when they started.

Contact Cablers to discuss your training requirements.


Promethean training

Get the most from your Promethaen products. Learn how to utilise Activinspire, Prometheans award winning software. With instant access to a multitude of rich resources and content, such as images, videos, sounds, templates and gesture touch applications that make presentation development and delivery easy for today’s technology driven lessons.

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SMART Notebook software connects you to a full ecosystem of content; tools and support to help you create high-impact lessons that bring learning to life. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to easily design and  deliver interactive lessons that create more extraordinary learning moments for your students. See how much more you can do when you use some of the many bolt on products Smart offer such as the

Smart Classroom suite interactive learning software.  Smart training



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This is a highly flexible collaborative software solution that works with any device on any platform. Designed for the next generation of interactive learning and presenting. DisplayNote transforms presentations for teachers and students. Use it to present wirelessly with a tablet and mirror your screen to your classroom interactive display and to every students device. Students can capture your slides on their devices, make changes and then share and collaborate with each other in real time. At all times the presenter/teacher stays in control.

 Onelan training

 Onelan Digital Signage provides tools to effectively targets messages direct to your audience.

        Here are a few things you can do with it:

  • Display news and details of campus events
  • Instantly convey emergency messages
  • Provide sports updates
  • Highlight important events
  • Assist navigation for students and visitors
  • Allow instant registration for clubs and activities

With our onsite training you will be looking for excuses to change your display on a daily basis.

Contact the education team at Cablers for advice on training for your staff so that you get more from your investment in new technology.

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One Socket for USB & Power

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Are you fed up with never being able to find your phone charger?

Are  you running out of sockets for all your gadgets?

This is a very clever yet simple and cost effective solution to your problem.

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Midlands-based Group Gear are selling a power socket face plate complete with two UK 3-pin sockets, as well as two built-in USB ports and they are not the only ones. A quick Google search will throw up lots of choices for you to consider with various connectivity choices, colours and style options to choose from.

The  USB & plug socket face plate pictured here is from Group Gear and features two standard plugs,  two USB ports and it will fit onto any back box with a minimum depth of 25mm making it perfect for retro fitting to your existing sockets.

Cablers Network & AV Solutions spend a lot of time installing data and electrics for schools and businesses throughout the South East and we can really see the value in upgrading some of your existing sockets to incorporate these handy USB ports. It  means you can charge your smartphone, tablet, camera and pretty much anything else that gets its power via USB. All without the need for another adapter essentially freeing up your mains sockets for other things.

Group Gears rather clever 2 Amp Intelligent Split Power Supply gives a superior charging rate over many standard USB charging options. Rather than limiting the individual USB ports to half the overall allowance per port which results in much slower charging times, the Group Gear USB charging plate has the potential to power up to 2 Amps from one single port giving you faster charging when required. However each port will only pull the required power for your device and will deliver  an optimum charging rate.

The 2 Amp combined USB ports are powerful enough to quickly charge a single smartphone, it can swiftly charge two smartphones or similar devices together or even charge a tablet and laptop with ease. The sockets are of course surge protected ensuring your valuable equipment is saved from damaging power spikes and fluctuations.  If no device is connected, the plug sockets internal transformer shuts down and power is not supplied to the USB ports at all.


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These sockets are a clever solution to the far too frequent problem of running out of space for your chargers or having to unplug other essential gadgets and tech to free up space.  They are a cost effective option that are easily incorporated into your school or office. I even have a few strategically placed throughout my home which have made a huge difference and dispensed with the knotty mess of cables and extension leads i had previously relied on.

With the rumored release of USB Type C on its way you will need to consider using these types of sockets with an adapter if any of your really new devices take advantage of the USB Type C connection or you will need  hang on and wait for the manufacturers to make suitable sockets. This isn’t going be a problem with all of the existing USB devices your running and it will take quite some time before the majority of your devices use this new connection. Though the beauty of this solution is that you will be able to easily and cheaply swap your socket face plates again when the time comes to upgrade without making any major changes to your electrical infrastructure.


This is how the USB Type-C connector is expected to look when it launches later this year.
It has been designed for use with thinner, sleeker devices, such as tablets and ultra books, and solves the annoying problem of inserting drives the wrong way up. Users of older devices will need an adapter to use the new Type-C plugs.

If your interested in incorporating some of these USB/Power sockets into you infrastructure then why not contact the installation team at Cablers for some advice and pricing.

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Promethean ActivPanel Touch.

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ActivPanel Touch from Promethean


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ActivPanel Touch unites multi-touch interactivity, vibrant images, a classroom-tough design and Promethean’s award-winning software in an interactive flat-panel display that is optimized for the classroom

ActivPanel Touch at a glance:

  • Smooth, precise interactivity whether writing or using multi-touch gestures makes active participation a seamless part of every lesson.
  • Superior image quality, flexibility and durable construction ensure years of captivating learning experiences.


Why ActivPanel Touch?

Excellent visibility in any room, at any angle
Keeping all learners engaged is the hallmark of ActivPanel Touch. Crystal-clear visibility in virtually any lighting conditions and a wide viewing angle make every seat in the house a great one. Whether you’re in a classroom flooded with warm sunshine or one with no natural lighting, every student will be well placed to actively learn.

Precise interaction for any task
Exceptionally smooth and responsive interactivity is the norm whether you are writing, pinching, zooming or swiping the edge of the ActivPanel Touch screen. Using a stylus or finger, ActivPanel Touch offers a natural, precise handwriting experience. Our multi-touch functionality brings Windows 7 and Windows 8’s tools to life at the swipe of your students’ fingertips.

Reduce the technology learning curve
ActivPanel Touch is simple and intuitive for both learners and teachers. Using technology to accomplish your long list of learning objectives has never been easier.

Enjoy a long life of worry-free use Promethean’s interactive flat panel is designed to meet the unique needs and demands of any classroom. Its long-lasting LED interactive touch screen, durable construction and comprehensive warranty ensure a long life of reliable service.

Make the most of your existing technology tools While ActivPanel Touch works seamlessly with all Promethean solutions, it’s also flexible enough to complement most educational technologies.


Call our education team for some advice and the latest pricing.

Order now and get a FREE ActivSoundBar and 5 years FREE extended warranty.

(Time limited offer please contact us for validity)

This amazing package also includes a free delivery and ActivInspire 1.8.


Network cabling is the backbone of any network. Cablers Network & AV Solutions have been providing network services and network cabling installations for more years than we care to remember. The clue is in our name and in the words of another well known brand “We do exactly what it says on the tin.”  Although Cablers now also provide a huge range of other specialised services for customers across the Education, Building and Commercial sectors. Cablers have developed our skills and services alongside the infrastructure and technology we provide and install. Just as it has developed almost beyond recognition over the years so have we.

Despite the proliferation of wireless, network cabling is still the most essential element behind any reliable and robust data network. Cablers are also experts at providing wireless solutions and while wireless may be the wave of the future your wireless solution, shiny new tablets and laptops will rely on your cabling infrastructure to underpin them.

Your data network will need to be well planned and properly installed to ensure you have a fast, reliable and robust network capable of operating any device you choose to use on it.

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Cablers were recently contracted to provide the infrastructure for the data network in the new buildings at Waltham Forest College in London. Installing a new Cat 6 structured cabling network to coincide with their building program using the Connectix cabling system. Our lead engineer on the project Matt Inwood was kind enough to take some pictures of the work in the server room during the installation process and i thought they were worth sharing in a short blog.

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As a rule most people do not get to see the cabling that underpins their data network. You will get to see the network points presented nicely within dado trunking next to a desk or if you do frequent a server room you will see the cable looms as they are presented at the network enclosure or as they attach to the patch panels. Most of the work we do is hidden under floors, behind false walls and contained within trunking.

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I think these pictures will give you some idea of the hidden work that enables you to use the technology you have at your disposal. All the cables in these pictures are low smoke zero halogen flame retardant, which is a bit of a mouth full or LSOH as we call them. They have been designed for internal installation on and under plaster, in cable ducts and conduits. These cables are specified by architect and building contractor and are ratified to very high standards which are imposed industry wide and across the globe which helps to guarantee conformity for data networks.  Once installed our engineers test them and provide warranty’s of up to 25 years depending on the manufacturer.

Now for the technical bit. We agreed to install over 900 Category 6,Connectix 4 pair UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) LSOH cables distributed from new communication cabinets via cable basket, cable tray and cable containment to every outlet position as supplied in the plans and they are designated as either data or voice outlets.  At each of the IT data termination points we supplied, installed and connected the cables to Connectix Category 6 RJ45 outlets.
The IT data termination points were connected to a Category 6, Connectix patch panels within communications cabinet. All of the  RJ45 outlets and Patch panel connections will have a printed labels fitted to them which clearly identify s each individual cable.  Each cable will be also be identified at each end by a laser printed Brady label and we of course ensure each cables outlet designation is also clearly identified.  During the planning process we needed to assess that all outlet positions would be within the requested maximum 90- metre length of cable runs from the relevant closet located network cabinets.
All Cat 6 installation works by Cablers are carried out to the relevant ANSI/EIA/TIA 568B, ISO 11801 and Connectix recommended installation practices.

   LSOH_cat6_utp_10gig_solid_lsoh_cable_hubbell_largeConnectix        Connectix Cat6


Specifications sheet for Connectix Cat 6

These cables are far more complicated than they at first look. Inside you will find a central core and four pairs of copper wires surrounding that core. Each pair of wires are themselves twisted differently which is essential to the way they work and how data is transferred through them.

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This is one of the reasons why we sweep cables rather than bending them, its not just because it makes the installation look better although i hope you agree it does look good considering it will remain hidden from view during the lifetime of the network. Our engineer s take a lot of pride delivering cabling that is installed as well as this on every project they are involved in.


Talk to our installations team if you have a project we can assist you with.



Building an ICT suite in pictures.

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How to build an ICT suite

Cablers Network & AV Solutions are experienced, trusted education technology suppliers and Cablers have been providing education technology solutions to schools in the South East for many years. During that time we have developed a few skills that many of our competitors do not come close to matching. One of the skills Cablers  have developed is the ability to work with schools and colleges to design bespoke solutions that fit their education technology needs perfectly and the capability to bring those designs to life using only our own in house installation engineers who build and commission designs. Cablers can also supply all the hardware and incorporate the network infrastructure to make everything work seamlessly.  This is great news for a school or college who can work with just one company throughout a whole project from conception to delivery making the whole process less complicated and more manageable than dealing with multiple contractors. It also makes us a more cost effective option for most projects.

We have been asked to create many bespoke solutions that incorporate technology for the education sector including Learning Bubbles, Science Lab’s, Observatory’s, Exclusion Units, Mac Suite Music Rooms and of course ICT Suites.

Here’s one we prepared earlier…..

We were asked by a primary school to design and build a bespoke ICT suite to fit 32 students, one teacher, one teachers desk, a Smartboard and a mobile laptop trolley. They also wanted to keep some of their existing furniture in the room.

Quite a tall order considering that the room was not huge.

The design started with conversations between Cablers, the head teacher and  all staff at the school who would be use the new suite everyday. Cablers assigned a project manager who got to know how they wanted to use the space and we were then able to provide a proposed design that fitted the senior leadership teams requirements and specifications  including everything on their wish list.

This is how it came together.

After the design has been approved its time to start construction.

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The first job is to bring the tools in and lay everything out. Of course we also cover the floors in plastic sheeting so they are not ruined.


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Getting the custom built central support structure right is key as this is what will give the benching its structural integrity and house the connectivity. Our installation engineers then install the worktop for the benching which is supported by substantial chrome legs that not only look good but serve the essential purpose of holding it all up. The holes for the grommets are bored out and the plastic inserts fitted to ensure tidy cabling for the work surface. The bench edges are shaped to make the suite more pleasing to the eye and ensure children wont catch themselves on prominent edges.

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We installed power pole’s which bring the electrical and network connections down from the ceiling before incorporating them neatly into the body of the ICT benching. In the absence of conveniently placed floor boxes this is a ideal solution for running data and power without lots of unsightly trunking.

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The electrical and data points are installed and tested by our certified engineers and the face plates are fitted to the back boxes which were designed to be incorporated and hidden within the body of the benching.

I missed out on taking pictures of the finished suite before the school started using their new ICT space. However it was nice to pop back and take some pictures. I had a great deal of positive feedback from the staff and students on how having a dedicated area for desktops has enhanced their ICT provisioning and changed teaching practices for the better. It works perfectly in tandem with their site wide managed wireless solution, laptop trolleys, and tablets which we also provided to the school.

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We finished the benching off with some end plates cut and shaped on site to suit the overall look the school wished to achieve.

On this occasion we did not specify the desktop computers or supply them, nor did we need to supply the school with a new SmartBoard and projector. In order to save the school money we agreed to relocate an existing Smartboard and projector which they had stored in a cupboard for which we installed new looms and a control faceplate with their favored connections for VGA, HDMI, USB and volume controls. We still managed to find enough space next to the teachers desk to install the interactive whiteboard.

All in all we were very pleased with the results and we are confident that the ICT benching and all of the associated cabling will outlast the technology that its currently playing host to.

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