Schools are adapting to both in person and remote learning for students. This requires projectors, cameras and various other professional audiovisual equipment that depend on well-organized and maintained cable pathways. Here is why VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape helps Pro AV contractors work smarter while installing and upkeeping education technology for on site and remote learning.
Education Technology Requires Cable Management in Large Volumes
While VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape is commonly used to organize cables in the classroom, the applications go deeper than that. Professional audiovisual systems typically require connectivity from a data center, to equipment closets to the equipment located in the classroom (see diagram below). ONE-WRAP® Tape manages cables in all of these spaces and the pathways that connect them.
Data center colocations, or COLO’s, need to manage hundreds of square feet of space where valuable data is housed. Technicians tasked to manage this equipment can ease their jobs by using VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape to install and organize large cable bundles. Various colors and printing options are also helpful to identify specific pathways, keeping cabinets neat and easy to navigate.
On school property, Pro AV installers and contractors can use VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape to manage and maintain cable bundles and pathways in equipment closets and in the classroom where projectors, cameras and screens need connectivity. Keeping cables organized will prevent tripping hazards and downtime for equipment which eases the job for teachers and maximizes the learning experience for students.
Reduces Costs, Time & Labor for Pro AV Contractors
During the uncertain times of 2020, budgets have been impacted too. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape can help Pro AV contractors save on scrap and costs because it is reusable. This means every time a tie needs to be undone, it doesn’t need to be thrown out, which saves on time and long term costs.
Whether a technician is working in a colocation data center or setting up cameras in the classroom, VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape saves considerable time and labor. Modern technology is evolving quickly which means cables and equipment will need to be updated and replaced every so often. ONE-WRAP® Tape is easy to replace and reuse and simplifies the process of adds, moves and changes. Additionally, the flexible material adapts to cable bundles which prevents any chance of over cinching and damage to the cables.
To eliminate guesswork while installing and maintaining Pro AV systems, BradyGrip™ Print-on Hook Material are available as a smart cable identification solution. The labels use VELCRO® Brand hooks so they’re easy to apply, remove and reuse.
VELCRO® Brand Fasteners align with industry cable standards
Pro AV contractors need to comply to several cabling standards such as AVIXA, ANSI/TIA, BISCI and the National Electric Code. The flexibility and reusability of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape conforms to the shape of cable bundles and pathways which is why AVIXA and BISCI specifically call for hook & loop fasteners.
Many cable pathways run through plenum space where contractors need to play by strict NEC rules. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape is available in a plenum rated version to satisfy this demand. No need to run the risk of ripping out an installation because it didn’t make an inspector happy.
It’s been said that professional audiovisual systems have gone from luxury to necessity and that is particularly true for education. Whether students are learning remote or on site, VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape is a smart cable management solution to support the technology and contractors that are needed to support education.
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