We’re used to building all kinds of cable for all kinds of applications here at Custom Designed Cables.
Occasionally, that cable will be designed to power a massive machine, facilitating the transfer of large amounts of data at once. Other times, however, a cable’s sole purpose will be to make a process a little bit more efficient or to improve the safety and aesthetics of a certain location that relies heavily on cables.
It was these kinds of cables that came to mind when reading new research that suggests that the average office has 21m of cable per person. That is a lot of cable!
The research, conducted by the cable management company D-Line, considered the cables that run from essential office items such as computers, printers and card payment machines, as well as less essential items such as fax machines.
Of course, this won’t necessarily be a problem for a lot of offices who already have some form of cable management in place. However, for the less-organised workplace, a solution may be required for the ever-growing mass of wires keeping the office running on a day-to-day basis.
Unorganised cables present a number of issues. Firstly, rampant cables can be dangerous and present a tripping hazard for your employees. Having cables everywhere can also make your office look unorganised, giving you a less-than-professional approach – definitely not what you want if you regularly have customers or clients in the office!
One of the solutions to this would be to invest in a cable management system, but this isn’t always plausible, especially if you work in a larger office.
Another solution would be to invest in custom cables combining multiple functions into a single cable. Custom cables can be a very practical solution for cable-intensive environments, reducing the amount of cables you rely on significantly.
Depending on what you require, there’s a number of solutions that could improve your office environment. The first would be a multicore cable that splits off at the end to power multiple machines.
This cable could house multiple power sources to power different computers, or could combine multiple cables providing an internet connection to your employees. You could even combine both of these functions into a single cable which, in theory, would halve the amount of cables you rely on to run your office!
While having your own custom office cables designed might seem like an elaborate and expensive exercise, it could save you a lot of money in the long run in improved efficiency and it’ll make your office look a much more professional environment too. For more information on custom cables, get in touch with Custom Designed Cables.