Power over Ethernet is a technology that allows network cables to carry electrical power. The benefits of PoE offer both improved network efficiency, costs saving and flexibility. For example, a digital security camera normally requires both network cabling and an electrical connection.
Time and cost savings – with the ability to run one ethernet cable to each device a savings is realized by eliminating the need for the labor and material expenses associated with electrical power. Applications across multiple market segments are numerous, including point of sale devices, nurse call systems, digital signage, video conferencing and access control.
PoE promotes network flexibility. Without the need to be reliant upon the location of electrical outlets, devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points can be installed throughout a building or campus environment where needed most. Network adds, moves, and changes can be accomplished faster with PoE-enabled switches and network devices. The business will not be impacted by delays in completing network modifications or upgrades. Additionally, PoE can facilitate temporary network deployments for offices, classrooms and conference rooms by eliminating the need for the installation of additional power to support networking devices.
If you would like to discuss the advantages of PoE as it relates to your facility’s needs, please call Intranet Communications Group at 561-367-7276 or contact us online.
Kathi BleaseWhy You Should Consider Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Facility managers are continually seeking new ways to improve building functionality. With lighting as one of the highest use of power in many office buildings, installing an LED Intelligent Lighting Network Solution can not only improve functionality, but can reduce lightening cost up to 75%. This has been one of the key challenges for facility managers in addition to meeting sustainability objectives, improving space utilization with safety and security while staying compliant and up to date with building codes.
By moving towards some LED intelligent lighting system owners can optimize space utilization while improving workforce productivity. For example, Intelligent lightening can be integrated with conference room scheduling apps that will make organizations more effective when planning for an upcoming meeting.
As commercial and government markets move towards adapting LED technologies it is essential that new systems are developed to meet the needs of LED lighting. Historically traditional lightening controls are not equipped to take full advantage of LEDs. In comparison between high voltage cabling and a digital lighting Infrastructure both power and control are provided through RJ-45 Ethernet Cabling, resulting in a reduction of material and labor cost. This equates to a high energy savings over the lifetime of the system.
As the market continues to evolve with innovative ways to cut cost for facility managers and tenants, Intranet Communications Group (ICG) continues to serve as a resource for improving building functionality. Please click here to learn more about our services and project experience as a contractor.
Intranet Communications Group (ICG) has been completely restored and is here to help with any disaster related recovery projects throughout the Southeast region of the country. Currently holding a GSA Schedule 70 contract, we are prepared to assist with all services from low voltage cabling, IP security and IT services.
New Field Project Manager
William has worked for Intranet Communications Group (ICG) as technician for almost three years with 26 years of Fiber Optic Cabling experience. He is now increasing his responsibility with his new role as Field Project Manager. His experience is enhanced by BICSI and multiple manufactures
As a Field Project Manager William will oversee commercial projects and government task order awards from beginning to end, manage several other technicians at ICG and complete site visits for commercial projects. He will also work with Vice-President, Craig Blease on all project aspects of developing and management of commercial projects and ensuring efficiency with customers
Since 1997 Intranet Communications Group (ICG) has made noteworthy accomplishments in the Telecommunications arena under founder Craig Blease. As of March 2017, Katherine Blease President and CEO of Intranet Communications Group is now majority shareholder of ICG and holding the designation of Woman Owned Small Business.
To continue to preserve the 20-year history and legacy, Katherine Blease will take the company’s evolution from a traditional structured cabling contractor to a Total Systems Solution Provider which will speak to vision and the mission of ICG.
This new branding project will display ICG as being proactive in creating innovative ideas to anticipated challenges while implementing the latest trends that are groundbreaking to the industry.
Introducing “ICG, we connect” tells our customers we value relationships and partnerships internally and externally as an efficient way to establish trustworthiness and new business.
During the course our company’s evolution, our technicians will undergo a continuing education program that will meet the needs of our current and future customers while maintaining efficiency.
Kathi BleaseConnecting as a Woman Owned Small Business
Katherine Blease is excited to announce her new role as President and CEO of Intranet Communications Group. As majority shareholder, the company now holds the designation of a Woman Owned Small Business.
Mrs. Blease has been with the company since 2008 and has a successful track record of creating strategic business plans and meeting significant results in operations, sales, human resources and finance. Overall, she has spent more than 20 successful years as a strategic leader with demonstrated results in the telecommunications, event management and construction industries.
The ability to work closely and communicate effectively with clients has made her a respected leader in her field. Intranet Communications Group (www.icgconnects.com) is a licensed full-service provider of telecommunications cabling and IP security solutions offering immediate and long-term solutions for Local Area Networks (LAN), Campus Area Networks (CAN), Wireless Networks, CCTV and Access Control.
ICG was founded and established in 1997 by Craig Blease, who is serving as Vice President/COO and now oversees the commercial division of the company.
As a communications contractor and systems integrator, ICG’s project portfolio includes expansion of businesses, integration of multi-building campuses and renovation of existing facilities throughout Florida and across the United States.
Through the leadership and vision of Mrs. Blease, ICG will continue to make substantial strides of growth and success during the 2017 fiscal year. She believes to ensure the success of the company is it necessary to implement effective mentoring and development of our future team members.
“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” – David Gergen
Kathi BleaseNew President and CEO of Intranet Communications Group