A structured cable system is a telecommunications cable infrastructure that consists of several smaller elements called subsystems that offer a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. This system makes up the LAN (local area network) within a commercial building for transmitting data. There is a set of standards that specify the design and installation of structured cables in data centers, offices, and apartment buildings using different types of cables. These standards define how to install cables in different places according to customer needs. When it comes to cables, the most common categories are Category 5e (Cat 5e), Category 6 (Cat 6) and fiber optic cables.
Benefits of Structured Cabling System
Every structured cabling system is unique, because of variations in customer requirements, the architectural structure of the building, what are the required functions and other aspects. To ensure a proper cabling installation, there are a series of standards to design, install and maintain cabling installations. Compliance with these standards origin some benefits of the use of structured cabling system – uniform documentation and consistency of installations.
The structured cabling system avoids the mess, is cost-effective, reduces the risk of downtime and is time-saving. Also, because of its organization, it’s easy to find, which can help to reduce the risk of downtime. Another advantage of a structured cabling system is its flexibility that can accommodate moves and quick changes.