Structured Cabling
for Business

A structured cabling system is made up of smaller subsystems of cabling and hardware. Each subsystem works together to form a complete telecommunications infrastructure.

Organizations use structured cabling to support advanced performance. This is especially true for cabling systems throughout entire buildings or large campuses. Most structured cabling systems have six parts:

✔️  Equipment Rooms
✔️  Backbone Cabling
✔️  Telecommunications Rooms
✔️  Horizontal Cabling
✔️  Entrance Facilities
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Types of Cables

The kind of cables an infrastructure uses depends on your business priorities. Here are the most
common types of cables in structured environments:

fiber optic cable

Fiber Optic Cable

These cables are like electric cables but they carry signals through optical fibers. Optical fibers are made from silica or plastic. And they’re coated with even more layers of plastic around the inside.

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Network reliability
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Long-distance communications
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High-speed connections
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Twisted Pair Cable

There are two types of twisted pair cable: shielded and unshielded. Shielded twisted pair cable (SPT) wraps individual wires in foil. Unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP) twists wires together and wraps them in tubing.

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Connect businesses with phone companies
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Telephones and computer networks usually use UTP
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Dates back to radio and telegram

Structured Cabling Components

Most structured cabling systems have three major components.

patch panel

Patch Panels

Patch panels connect cables, cords, and switches. You can think of these like the ultimate connection hub. They bundle all the connections to another network and you can usually find them in data centers.

Network switches


Switches send, receive, and process data. This is how information gets shared across the Internet. Switches connect to patch panels and connect devices to the network.

trunk cable

Trunk Cables

Trunk cables also connect to patch panels. They group wires together to keep everything organized, consolidated, and neat.

Benefits of structured cabling

Most businesses choose Verticomm for their structured cabling for three major reasons:


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Move, add, & chance hardware easily
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All your cables are in one location
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Easy to dismantle and reassemble


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Easy to identify and fix issues
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Fast speeds and better performance
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Accommodates large-scale business


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Easy to adopt new technologies
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Save on labor and service costs
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Maximize reliable peformance

Verticomm’s structured cabling process

Verticomm’s business cabling services scale alongside you as you grow. They’re a cost-effective, upgradable, communication solution.

End-to-end Approach

IWe’re a leading voice and data cabling managed services provider. Our end-to-end approach includes:

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Site Survey
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Design and Engineering
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Procurement of Materials
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Service and Maintainance
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Whether you need one or a thousand drops, Verticomm’s team of experts and project managers is here to help. We’re ready to plan, design, and install a highly-scalable wired networking infrastructure. The best part is that it’s designed to help drive your business forward.

Verticomm’s approach relies on thorough documentation. We also take the time to fully scope the project before installation. This means we account for communication rooms, cable pathways, and everything in between.

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