February 11, 2016

Structured Cabling (voice/data/fiber/coax)

Structured Cabling describes telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller subsystems, such as Entrance Facilities, where the buildings interface with the outside world; Equipment Rooms, which host equipment which serves the users inside the buildings; Telecommunications Rooms, where various telecommunications and data equipment reside; Backbone Cabling, which carries the signals between the entrance facilities, equipment rooms and telecommunications rooms; Horizontal Cabling, the wiring from telecommunications rooms to the individual outlets on the floor; and Work-Area Components, which connect end-user equipment to the outlets of the horizontal cabling system.
Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of standards for wiring a data center, office or apartment building for data or voice communications.