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:
The kind of cables an infrastructure uses depends on your business priorities. Here are the most
common types of cables in structured environments:
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.
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.
Most structured cabling systems have three major components.
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.
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 cables also connect to patch panels. They group wires together to keep everything organized, consolidated, and neat.
Most businesses choose Verticomm for their structured cabling for three major reasons:
Verticomm’s business cabling services scale alongside you as you grow. They’re a cost-effective, upgradable, communication solution.
IWe’re a leading voice and data cabling managed services provider. Our end-to-end approach includes:
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.