Structured cabling is a complete cabling and hardware system that provides a comprehensive telecommunication infrastructure to help and organization run its networking tasks smoothly. It is the standardized equipment and architectural environment as presented by the commercial building telecommunication cabling standards. The standards are used as a guide by manufacturers to ensure interoperability. Structured cabling is used in a range of areas, including data centers, manufacturing facilities, offices, and others. The system serves a wide range of purposes, such as data transmission and telephone service.
A properly designed and well-maintain structured cabling infrastructure can provide the system predictable performance in addition to the flexibility to accommodate changes, provide redundancy, the capacity to maximize system availability, and the ability to improve the usability of the cabling system in the future.
How Structured Cabling System Is Established
A structured cabling system is an organized approach to cabling infrastructure using a series of patch panels and trunks. The overall design of the infrastructure is unique in each cabling system. The variations may come from the architectural design of the building or room housing cabling system, the function of the system, the cables and connection products used, the type of equipment the system will support, the configuration of the system, and the specific requirements of users. While there may be slight variations in the design of the system, each infrastructure is developed as per the standards of cabling design, installation, and maintenance to ensure acceptable system performance.
What are the Main Components of a Structured Cabling System?
A structured Network Cabling System typically comprises the following components:
- Cable pathways, including raceways, conduits, shafts, and floor penetrations
- The actual cables consisting of twisted copper, optical fiber, coaxial copper or a combination of these
- Connecting hardware, such as connecting blocks, cross-connections, patch panels, interconnections, or a combination of these
What are the Benefits of Structured Cabling?
Allows Quick Adaptability
With the Main Distribution Area (MDA) data center, Moving, Adding, and Changing (MAC) may become quicker and simpler. MAC is required to keep the system up-to-date and aligned with the changing needs and requirements of users and the organization.
A structured cabling system can drastically reduce human errors which may significantly minimize downtime and resulting losses.
By creating an organized cabling system, the infrastructure may allow uniform documentation, making cable and port tracing easier and less time-consuming. If you are looking to get a structured cabling system for your small business, Contact Us to get complete cabling installation and maintenance solutions. In addition to cabling service, we offered Managed IT Services, Surveillance Systems, Fiber Optic Installation, among others. Call us at 786-622-2221 to get expert guidance and a solution that fits your needs.