IT Infrastructure

What is Structured Cabling?


Structured Cabling is a Tech Buzzword

When you search online for the tech term structured cabling, you will see it gets tossed around a lot. But like the Cloud, it is a buzzword that may not always be used accurately and gets confusing to the general population – and even techies. So, what exactly is structured cabling?

According to fine folks at the Fiber Optic Association, structured cabling is a "standardized architecture and components for communications cabling specified by the EIA/TIA TR42 committee and used as a voluntary standard by manufacturers to ensure interoperability."

If you find your way into TIA TR42, your search will likely bring you to discover that structured cabling is technically defined and outlined even further by TIA 568. This is all pretty intense, so if you are not a tech, here is simply What is Structured Cabling in plain English.

Structured Cabling is telecommunications cabling infrastructure

in an office building, campus, or other similar major structures - and it consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (AKA structured). Even easier, it is the backbone technology required for your front end computers and devices to connect to the internet, place calls, secure your company data, and even help recover from data disasters.

At Matrix-NDI, our industry certified techs will properly design and install structure cabling systems nationwide to provide you cabling infrastructure that delivers predictable performance, flexibility to change with your business; maximize uptime; provide redundancy; and future proof the abilities of your technology needs.

About Us:

Matrix-NDI is a professional structured cabling IT services company in Plymouth, Minnesota, that plans and deploy national IT solutions for your essential business phone, network, data and physical security needs. Some of the structured cabling IT project types include:

  • Voice and Data Cabling
  • Fiber Optic Cabling
  • Fiber Optic Splicing and Testing
  • Data Center Buildouts
  • Wireless Technologies
  • DAS – Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Outside Plant

If you would like more information on the structured cabling services we provide, or you would like someone from our Team to contact you, contact us today.

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