What is Structured Cabling?
Cabling solutions are governed by standards that govern the installation of both copper and fibre optic cables; these standards define cable/wiring, data type and various topologies. The standards also specify alignment for data/voice communications. Most commonly, Cat 5e, Cat 6, fibre optic cabling, modular connectors, data points, wiring racks and patch panels.
Our cabling engineers advise and install the best suited cabling solutions for businesses. The network may already be up and running in your organisation, or perhaps you’re still in the early stages of designing your office structure, planning an office move or just need additional data points in your building due to expansion; whatever the case, we can assist with your requirements or to enable you to discover how to get the most out of your current structured networks. Our expert IT support team will provide a comprehensive site assessment to learn everything about your business and your IT systems, free of charge. We will review your current cabling technology highlight any gaps, in technology, cabling runs, performance issues or network design and address any limitations or concerns you may have. With this information, we make a specialist installation plan and timeline for your business.
We ensure a reliable connectivity
The benefits of structured cabling system should be at the forefront of your strategy. At CloudTech24, our cabling engineers provide future proofing for your network connections. For larger organisations a common network design with all networking equipment and servers for the business are centrally located in a network rack, with structured cabling that connects a central patch panel to distributed data points that patch into end user devices, VoIP phones, Wireless access points and other networking equipment. Smaller businesses and branch offices may not require centralised networking but still require wired connectivity across the building and office space.
CloudTech24 ensures that your cabling project is planned and implemented, having reliable network connectivity in your building ensures productivity for your staff and coupled with our managed network support enables our team to manage your network devices and connected systems to initiate rapid response and remediation through our own high-tech cloud integration.
Structured data cabling is the backbone of many successful businesses. We’ve dedicated our technology consultancy and strategy services to equip organisations with all of the tools, knowledge and support required to transform their IT productivity levels. Our structured data cabling in London and across the UK services combined with our network infrastructure monitoring is continuously monitoring and managed by our teams in our London and Surrey office locations.
Frequently Asked Questions about Structured Data Cabling Systems:
We often receive questions about our structured data cabling and installation services so we thought we would clear them up with some helpful FAQs below. Of course, you can also pick the phone up and speak with us about your requirements and we would be more than happy to help.
WHAT DOES STRUCTURED CABLING MEAN?
Structured Cabling is a network cabling infrastructure inside a building or campus that consists of a range of smaller elements. It is used to connect your business devices to each other and to the internet – a reliable network ensures quality network service for functional operations of your business including wired and wireless networking equipment, end user workstations, servers, VOIP telephony, CCTV, display screens, printers and more.
WHAT ARE THE SIX COMPONENTS OF STRUCTURED CABLING?
Structured cabling system consists of six primary components (subsystems) which are horizontal cabling, backbone cabling, work area, telecommunications closet, equipment room and entrance facility.
WHY DO I NEED A STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM?
A structured cabling system provides reliable network connectivity to the internet and a quality performance to internet enabled business services.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN STANDARDS WHEN IT COMES TO STRUCTURED DATA CABLING?
The ANSI/TIA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801 are the two names to note for structured cabling. The TIA-568 specifically deals with performance and compatibility for different kinds of wiring and cabling. The ISO/EIC is an international standard for regulating cabling systems within an IT network – this is reviewed every five years.
WHAT DO THESE STANDARDS GOVERN?
The ANSI/TIA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801 regulate data cabling companies and manufacturers to make sure they are using products of a certain standard of specification; It would make it very difficult if every manufacturer used a different type of cable. These standards are in place to guarantee your cabling system works with multiple manufacturers and operability with network infrastructure appliances.
HOW MUCH DOES DATA CABLING COST?
There is many factors that come into consideration regarding data cabling costs. These could involve location, media type (optic cables/copper cables), cable type, layout of your environment, installation hours, existing infrastructure and more. Get in touch with us here at CloudTech24 to discuss your requirements for a a cost effective cabling solution.