A structured cable system is a complete system of cables and associated hardware that provides a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure and provides a platform upon which an overall information system strategy is built. Structured is the basis of any business, government or organization’s IT network including data, voice, video or alarms and defines how signals or data are transmitted through the network.
Structured cables are usually made by contractors who specialize only in this trade. These contractors are referred to as Structured Cabling contractors.
The methods for installing structured cable systems are standardized. The standardization of these installations is necessary due to the need to ensure acceptable system performance from increasingly complex arrangements.
Each structured cable system is unique. This is due to variations in:
- Cable and connection products.
- The architectural structure of the building, which houses cabling.
- Cable routing function.
- The types of equipment that the cabling installation supports – present and future.
- Configuring an already installed system.
- Customer requirements and manufacturer guarantees.
The benefits of using structured cabling are:
- Communication is fast, reliable and cost effective. Most importantly, it is suitable for any infrastructure.
- Flexible for moving.
- Adaptable for future enhancements and additions.
- They ensure better data encryption, security and storage.
Data and voice:
Data cabling is a network of cables to transmit data from one point to another. Data cabling enables communication between different users and analysis of data at a central point. Cat5E, Cat6, Cat6a cabling is used to install data cables that are tested according to current industry standards.
Voice wiring is a wiring in a building that enables basic telecommunications systems, including land-based telephone lines, modems, or analog lines. This wiring is important for telephone wiring as well as for other network applications that allow voice communication or other long distance voice services. Proper installation and telecommunication compliance are considered the most important when setting up new voice cabling.
Fiber optic cables today bring many benefits to many consumers as well as business applications. A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass wires, each capable of transmitting messages modulated on light waves. They are less susceptible, thinner and lighter, have much greater bandwidth than metal cables.
Home cinemas, boardrooms, and multimedia displays require the highest quality audio and video features with multiple connections. Installing video or audio cables is a great way to expand your home entertainment system.
Using structured cabling allows all users to share information quickly and efficiently. Professional cabling installation companies provide a higher level of service and efficiency that simply cannot be matched by in-house staff or untrained professionals.