Structured Cabling, Progressive Office Cabling

Why Structured Cabling is Crucial for Infrastructure – Part 2

27 Sep 2020
As discussed in Part 1, the integrity of every network depends on the quality of its structured cabling. However, many do not understand how crucial cabling is. Part 2 will discuss the Four Key Advantages of structured cabling.

Documentation Improves Support


Proper documentation illustrating the design of the network and the infrastructure, along with cable labeling, eases troubleshooting when needed. Knowing a network infrastructure’s pathways for cable runs and the layout of data closets will save time and effort in typical tasks such as patching. Documentation also helps speed up updates, training, and maintenance.

Easing Compliance & Improving Security


The trade organization BICSI has published training manuals regarding the TIA/EIA/IEEE standards developed by key industry stakeholders for structured cabling. Those standards focus on the technical requirements of 90v IoT and PoE devices, which play an increasing role in cabling infrastructure; following these standards will help with regulatory compliance.

Structured cabling also improves security. Well-defined, structured cabling infrastructure also makes it easier for IT managers to oversee and authorize any changes through documentation, CAD drawings, and photos.

Greater Reliability & Speed


Greater reliability is provided by structured cabling, decreasing the likelihood a network will lose packets, suffer drop offs, and experience latency. Network infrastructure featuring the newest technology in cabling results in faster data transfer rates.

The utilization of higher category cables such as Cat6a and Cat7 will provide the bandwidth and speed necessary to accomplish the day-to-day tasks of modern offices and facilities. In addition, companies utilizing standardized structured cabling with several locations spread across the country will enjoy greater reliability.

Savings of Time & Money


Structured cabling standards developed by industry experts are intended to improve the efficiency of companies that follow them. Following best practices for installing, terminating, labeling, and operating save significant time and money.

Savings result from making an up-front investment in structured cabling because it will save resources over the operational life of the infrastructure by easing MACs (moves, additions, and changes). There is also value in being consistent at every location, easing IT management throughout an organization.

Progressive Office Cabling

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Structured Cabling, Progressive Office Cabling

Why Structured Cabling is Crucial for Infrastructure – Part 1

20 Sep 2020
The integrity of every network depends on the quality of its structured cabling. However, many do not understand how crucial this is. IT managers are often satisfied with the status quo. Some believe other aspects should receive greater priority over cabling. Unfortunately, only after cables are installed is it discovered that devices are unable to connect or run very slowly. Moreover, fixing the problems can be quite expensive if corners were cut during installation.
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Basics of Low Voltage Wiring for Businesses – Part 1

9 Jul 2020
Also called structured wiring, low voltage cabling or wiring is used for supporting communication equipment and digital technology to help them work consistently and efficiently. Featuring several sets of complex wiring, commercial buildings and facilities typically have audio, computer networking, HD video, network data, telephone, and Wi-Fi systems. Each can be supported by a low voltage wiring network independent from standard electrical wiring.
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Security Systems and Structured Cabling – Part 2

12 Mar 2020
As discussed in Part 1, if your company is planning the installation of access control readers and locks, data servers, or surveillance cameras, the project will require structured cabling to support these security system components. Part 2 will discuss Access Control and Wire Concealment & Protection.
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An Overview of Cat6a for Your Next Cable Installation

5 Feb 2020
Introduced in 2009, Category 6a cable (Augmented Category 6) can support data transfer rates ranging up to 10Gbps at a bandwidth of 500MHz. Superior to the preceding cable categories, the increased performance of Cat6a can be attributed to the tighter and additional twists of its wires and thicker insulation for the significant reduction of crosstalk.
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