A Structured cabling system is the wiring network that carries all your data, voice, multimedia, security, VoIP, PoE, and even wireless connections throughout your building or campus. It includes everything from the data center to the desktop, including cabling, connecting hardware, equipment, telecommunications rooms, cable pathways, work areas, and even the jacks on the wall-plate in your office.
Planning your structured cabling
A well-planned structured cabling system facilitates the continuous flow of information, enables the sharing of resources, promotes smooth operations, accommodates ever-changing technology, offers plenty of room for growth, and evolves with your organization. Plus, it will be around far longer than your current PC, server, and network switches A structured cabling system that’s smartly designed takes careful planning. Systems are more complex now than ever, and will get even more so as speed and bandwidth demands increase. The system you plan today will be supporting new and different applications for many years. Take your time, review everything, and get ready for the future. For guaranteed-for-life products, expert advice, and complete installation services
Importance of Cabling
Cabling is one of the most important components of your network and is the most long-lived with an expected life span of 15-20 years. You will most likely replace your network equipment three to four times over the life of the cabling system. Plan on cabling to be about 15% of your total network cost and don’t skimp on the cable or the installation. An investment in a high-quality cabling system is easily justified in reduced downtime, reduced maintenance and better network performance. So think long-term and buy the best cable and installation services.