Chris Hook of Chris Hook Associates, the PR agency employed by the likes of Abbey Road Studios and Lotus Cars, gives Commercial Integrator Europe a tour through some of VDC’s installer-friendly cable range and explains how cabling can make or break the reputation of an installer and what steps an integrator can take to ensure they have the right tools for the job.
With the advent of high tech homes and office buildings, the job of installing the wiring options has become a lot more complex. From a small office to a whole new hotel, it is now likely to involve cabling for audio, video and data transfer in addition to the traditional electrical wiring. Choosing the right cable for the job can be a painstaking business and once installed it had better be right because replacing it can be a real headache.
VDC Trading has been a supplier of audio/visual cables since 1979 and started life in the music industry supplying recording studios and live music venues including the legendary Abbey Road Studios which they still supply. Since then they have expanded into data, electrical and optical fibre and are the first stop for a wide range of installers for both the commercial, domestic and even marine sectors. The company’s main product line is the Van Damme cable range.
As well as making up assemblies and supplying cabling ready for installation, the company also offers expert advice about the best solution to a cabling problem. I spoke to Technical Director Nick Chmara about the most popular solutions for installers in the commercial sector:
“For new public and domestic buildings the current requirement is for low smoke and zero halogen cable or LSZH. We stock a whole range of cables suitable for installations in public and domestic buildings but it’s probably best to stick to the most popular. In addition, we supply the best plugs and connectors for each cable range. The most tried and tested ones are almost always the best for the job and we are happy to advise on these.”
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