A Closer Look at the Basics of Structured Cabling

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What is structured cabling? Simply put, structured cabling is a complete system of cables and necessary hardware, which create a comprehensive infrastructure for telecommunications operations. This infrastructure can do anything from transmitting data for a computer network to providing telephone service.

A Closer Look at the Basics of Structured Cabling

Every structured cabling setup is completely unique due to several factors. These include the architectural structure of the building, the connection and cabling products used to set up the network, and the function of the new cabling installation. Other factors include the types of equipment the structured cabling will support, the configuration of a system that has already been installed, and unique customer requirements.

Although every system is unique, the methods used to install structured cabling and maintain these networks are fairly standard. This is because there is a need to provide an acceptable level of system performance in the midst of increasingly complex arrangements. These standards dictate the consistency of a structured cabling system’s installation and design as well as physical and transmission line requirements and a basis for expanding the system over time.

Most structured cabling setups feature a series of cable pathways, a particular type of cable, and a variety of connecting hardware. All of these features can be customized or upgraded over time to improve the existing network.

Do you have any questions about structured cabling? We are here to help at Network Connections. Contact us today to discuss your structured cabling project and needs with our team.