The design and installation of cabling systems, within a building or campus environment, that incorporates smaller components into the infrastructure of the system.
The layout of any Structured Cabling System can vary depending on the topology preferred by the customer, but typically involve fiber optic and copper “backbone” cabling that connects the Equipment Room (ER) to one or more Telecommunications Room (TR) in a Star or Hierarchal Star Topology. Located within these Telecommunication Spaces are racks (usually 19”) which house and support the necessary equipment and panels required to properly distribute the connectivity across the rest of the work area. The “horizontal” cabling, usually consisting of Category cabling (CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6A), carries data connectivity from a TR or TE (Telecommunications Enclosure) to the Work Area. These horizontal cables will terminate onto a centralized patch panel that is located within the TR/TE and an 8P8C modular outlet located at the workstation. Once this infrastructure is in place, each modular connection can be inter-connected to network switches, telephone systems, or patch panels to distribute the connection across the work area.
Universal Voice/Data excels in the implementation of Structured Cabling Systems to both satisfy the technological needs of today, as well as those of the future. Structured Cabling Systems are governed by a strict set of standards that dictate the proper support systems, cabling, equipment, installation methods, and practices are used. These standards are of the utmost importance to ensure an adequate and fully functional system that meets the needs of the customer.