Katy Structured Cabling Services
If you own a business in the Katy area, then you might be surprised to learn how much your organization can benefit from structured cabling. If you are like the majority of business owners in the Katy area, you may not be familiar with the concept of structured cabling and how it can benefit your operations, which is why we are happy to explain in plain English below.
Structured cabling is a comprehensive system of cables and related hardware that provides a flexible and easy to navigate infrastructure for business communications. When you invest in structured cabling, you allow the systems you rely on to continuously flow. No matter what tech your business relies on to function, you can’t afford to be interrupted. When all the necessary cables are structured by trained professionals, you can operate with more confidence knowing that there won’t be sudden interruptions of service.
When you are ready to have more consistent, reliable internet connections and communication abilities, your business should see an uptick in customer satisfaction and growth. And if you want to take advantage of these benefits, give Preferred Electric Inc a call today.
Preferred Electric Inc has been proud to lend our structured cabling expertise to all kinds of different businesses across the Katy area. If you depend on any type of tech, you need to let our experts make sure it’s neatly organized for maximum efficiency.
For more information on how our structured cabling services can improve your services, just give us a call today and a member of our team will be happy to discuss it with you.
Components of Structured Cabling Systems
According to the Electric Industry Alliance/Telecommunications Industry Association, a properly structured cabling system should include the following six components:
Horizontal Cabling. Most of your cables are part of this system, including voice, data, multimedia, security, etc. The horizontal cabling system is made up of components between the telecommunications rooms and the work area outlets, including telecommunications outlets, cross connects, patch cords and consolidation points.
Backbone Cabling. Serving as your core information channel, backbone cabling includes cabling that links telecommunications and equipment rooms and entrance facilities within the building as well cabling that connects to separate buildings.
Telecommunications Room. Termination equipment that connects horizontal and backbone cabling is typically in a telecommunications room on the floor it should be serving. This includes intermediate and main cross-connects, patch cords, connecting equipment and auxiliary equipment.
Work Area. The components that connect the telecommunications outlet with the user’s workstation equipment, including outlets, patch cables and adapters. This may also include workstation devices such as computers, phones and printers.
Equipment Room. This room houses essential systems like servers, routers, switches and mechanical terminations.
Entrance Facility. Cable from the outdoor plant meets the building’s backbone cabling in the entrance facility. This is where the service provider system ends and the system owned by your organization begins.
If you are feeling a little bit confused by all this, don’t worry. A member of Preferred Electric Inc’s team is standing by to answer all your questions when you call us today to discuss structured cabling.