How to label cables? Cable management best practices for AV industry
It will come as no surprise for returning blog readers that we like our cables at CHEQROOM. More specifically, we like our cables to stay organised, easy to use and lasting a long time.
This blog bundles some best practices for cable management that we learned from our specialist customers in the AV industry.
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Don’t get entangled!
Label your cables
But perhaps you and your organization are not easy to please and have even more specific demands. No worries, just have a look at all the vendors that offer dedicated plastic cable labels. They’re customizable with your own logo and chosen color, or a barcode and a logo, or your logo and a barcode and color. O, the burden of choice…
Speaking of barcodes: adding a barcode to your cable doesn’t hurt, since it makes your cables easy to track if you’re using equipment management software such as CHEQROOM. Scan the label and you see all the details about this cable straight away.
You could also bundle the cable with other pieces of equipment to make sure it all stays together and nothing gets lost.
Just remember that new hires or new equipment users need a color legend, attached to your equipment rack for example, to be able to find what they need.
Storage and transportation
Finally, transportation. Transporting cables in bulk is best done with a flight case divided into different sections. Mark every section with a color that corresponds with the length of the cables you’ll contain in it, as well as the cable type.
Buying your cables on cable reels is great if you’re going to use very long cables. You could also buy cable reels separately if you already own said cables. Cable reels are very tidy and make rolling and unrolling those long cables way easier and quicker. Time is money, after all.