Does your commercial building, apartment or business have the infrastructure to handle the complex demands of telecommunication? A structured telecommunications cabling system can help you connect and communicate more easily and efficiently. 

What is Structured Cabling?

Structured cabling is about building an organized cabling infrastructure and associated hardware that involves a number of structured smaller components to provide a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure.

The infrastructure needs to be properly designed to serve a wide range of high performance uses for telephone services or data transmission requirements through a computer network.

The structured cabling system has a series of patch panels and trunks that allow hardware ports to connect. Simply explained, the system starts at the point where the service provider (SP) ends, called the point of demarcation or Network Interface Device (NID). A telephone system, for instance, is installed with one or more service lines per customer by service providers (SP). These service lines are connected at the point of demarcation. 

Why is Structured Cabling Systems Important

Each structured cabling system is unique to meet the unique demands of different building constructions. The types of cabling equipment and installation needs to support the architecture, configure with the existing installed system, plus support both present and future installations. It needs to meet customer requirements and offer proper manufacturing warranties. The cabling service must be a responsible company that ensures proper installation to ensure system performance from the complex arrangements. 

You may have heard of LAN (Local Area Network), MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network). These are industry terms for network installations. The ones for small areas of structured cabling installation serving a building typically need to include the entrance, vertical and horizontal backbone pathways, backbone cables, horizontal pathways and cables, work areas, equipment rooms, telecommunications closets and multi-user telecommunications outlet assemblies, among others. 

Entrance facilities are of four types: underground, buried, tunnel and aerial (overhead). Aerial entrances cost the least and are easiest to maintain but come in the way of traffic and pedestrians, traffic, can damage building exterior or face damage in wind and ice. They are jointly installed with power companies, telephone or data service providers and CATV company. 

Backbone cabling is when the structured cabling network branches out to other buildings from the entrance, as well as within the building from floor to floor, which is why it gets its name. They interconnect the main cross-connects, telecommunications closets, equipment rooms, and entrance facilities in the cabling system structure (intrabuilding) as well as the cabling between buildings (interbuilding). Backbone cabling has a shorter life expectancy of three to ten years.

A good connection is also dependent on cabling connectors among other components. A connector is a mechanical device that connects a cable to a piece of equipment or connects one cable to another. There are several more complex components to the cabling system that need to work in a structured manner to facilitate high-quality telecommunication services. 

Organized structured cabling needs to be quick, effective and aesthetic. The risks of not switching to a structured cabling system include a messy cabling infrastructure that leads to channel errors in the hardware that are difficult to resolve, among other complexities. With a structured cabling system, wiring in data centers, apartment buildings and voice communications centers allow seamless communications more effectively.

Straight Line Communications, New Jersey

Contact Straight Line Communications in New Jersey to install a structured data cabling system by trained and certified personnel. We offer superior service and workmanship warranty. Browse our website for more information.




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