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What is Structured Cabling?

The evolution of business & technology has been constant over the last decade, with technology allowing for the production and use of new tools which make businesses more productive, efficient and secure.

Now, when a business or industry is growing rapidly, it must have the technology and network to support its growth.

Structured cabling is a network made up of smaller elements, designed to allow you to scale operations with ease.

You can install a structure cabling system throughout large buildings, warehouses, factories, hospitals or campus to allow you to easily expand your network with future growth.

Since the introduction of personal computers, laptops & VoIP calling there has been a massive frown in the demand and requirement for professional network cabling.

Previously, machines used standard point-to-point connections, meaning that every piece of hardware within an office or business required its own cable which as imagined ran from point to point.

In smaller businesses this method is manageable, but for large corporations with more than 5 staff members, it can be difficult. It leads to a mess of cables and wires which could quite easily be disconnected by mistake and also cause a nightmare for health & safety.

To combat messy wires and the ever-growing requirement for more speed & bandwidth structured cabling came into use and is now essential when installing & managing a business’s network.

One of the key benefits of structured network cabling is it helps your business become future-proof, allowing you to integrate future hardware and expanding your operations with ease.

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Whether you’re looking for a new business telephone system installation or you’re looking to upgrade your current system then P A Communications can help you 

What makes up structured cabling?

The term “structured cabling” may lead you to believe it’s just a collection of organised/structured cables but in fact, a structured cable network is a lot more than this. 

A professionally installed cabling network runs throughout a building, warehouse or campus with several different points and dedicated areas. A network includes many sections such as network cabinets, racks, ports, data rooms & much more. All of these extensions work as part of the larger systems which allows you to easily manage your data and communications. 

Types of sub-systems

Entrance Facility – This is the physical point where the telephone companies wiring ends and our work begins. 

Equipment rooms – These are rooms inside a building that house equipment such as server/cable racks, internet ports and consolidation points. 

Backbone Cabling – This is the cabling that runs throughout a building or campus and it what makes the whole system possible. 

Horizontal Cabling – Horizontal wiring is wiring that connects the telecoms rooms to outlets or working areas within an office or building. This can include ports in the wall or floors. 

Telecomms Rooms – This is the main connection for the backbone cabling & horizontal cabling. These are the rooms where everything is managed and organised so all ports and networks are running smoothly. 

Installing a structured cabling solution not only require us to install all the components but we’re also required to design & plan the system itself. The design process takes in many factors such as heating & cooling, airflow, building layouts, accessibility and much more. 

Our team specialise in the installation of network & structured cabling systems, if you’re a business, school or private sector business and want to know more then please feel free to give us a call. 

Uses of A structured cabling systems

A structured cabling solution isn’t cheap but for any growing or large business, it is an essential part of Telecomms & communications.

point-to-point cabling is good for smaller businesses but it is something that limits potential growth and is something a business will struggle with once its personnel, technology and data requirements increase. On top of this, with point-to-point cabling, it is extremely difficult to find the location of a problem.

When installing a structured cabling network into a premise you’re investing in the future and into a scalable data infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to increase the number of staff computers, VoIP phones, have a security system or CCTV installed, network cabling can make this a breeze.

A structured cabling solution supports data, video, voice and application you may use in day-to-day business and because of the design of the data network, your applications can be scaled with ease!