A structured cabling system can be defined as a complete cabling system that brings a variety of hardware pieces together in order to create an elaborate telecommunications infrastructure. Structured cabling, owing to the features it comes with, has been categorized under network cabling. From transmitting data or information via a computer network to set up telephone service, a structured cabling system serves many purposes.

Here are some of the most important sub-systems that are a part of structured cabling system:

Entrance Facilities

Entrance Facilities comprise the network demarcation points, protection devices, cables, connecting hardware and all the other tools and equipment that are required for connecting the private network cabling. It helps in establishing a connection between the interior building cabling and the outside plant.

Backbone Cabling

The backbone cabling is responsible for creating a connection between equipment rooms, telecommunication rooms, entrance facilities and access providers. Backbone cabling is also referred to as riser cabling as it is largely set up in vertical channels. Different types of cabling systems like twisted-pair cabling, single-mode optical fiber cabling and multi-mode optical fiber calling are used in the backbone cabling system.

Equipment Room

The equipment room can be described as the area where the provision is made to connect the internal building wiring infrastructure to the entrance cabling. It features patch panels that are responsible for offering connections for intermediate cabling, backbone calling and horizontal cabling.

Telecommunications Enclosure and Telecommunications Room

If a dedicated room is provided for one’s telecommunications activities, it is referred to as a telecommunications enclosure. A telecommunications room, on the other hand, is something that is a part of a bigger room. It is the area where patch chords or jumpers are tried out on patch panels to build a connection between different cables.

Horizontal Cabling

Horizontal cabling involves creating a bridge between telecom resources and users in a location where they require it. Mostly, people use horizontal cabling in their professional space. A conventional horizontal cable runs from the device of the user to the telecommunications room.

Work Area

Work area refers to the area ranging from the jack or connector in a wall outlet to the device of the user which is controlling the cable. Every work area is required to have at least two telecommunication outlets.

Structured cabling has greatly contributed towards making the various processes involved in installing voice and communicated-based equipment and tools. It supports the use of new-age equipment and also makes the process of utilizing older tools more convenient.