A typical solution for those who need to manage smaller branch runs of cables in telecommunication/IDF environments is the J-shaped hook. J-shaped hooks are usually seen above the drop ceiling, where aesthetics are not a concern.
But the simplicity and lower price point of these cable hooks come with a huge price.
J-shaped hooks lack proper cable support and are more prone to creating a pinch point on your network cables, which affects cable performance over time.
If you’re going to invest time and money to support your network cables, then why not go the extra mile and select a solution that has greater cost-benefit returns?
The labor requirements for installing J-shaped hooks are comparable to CPI's Cable Runway or Wire Basket Tray products when you consider the extra maintenance required for poorly managed cables.
CPI’s Universal Cable Runway and OnTrac® Wire Basket Tray products offer better cable support, greatly contributing to the performance and effectiveness of your network.
Both of CPI’s product offerings are more ideal for supporting network cables because:
- They do not generate cable sagging
- They can support larger weight load capacities
- They are more aesthetically pleasing
Universal Cable Runway and OnTrac Wire Basket Tray give you multiple supporting points and, as your cable density increases, you can add more cables to your runway.
For more information on CPI’s cable runway products, go here.