Structured Cabling

Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems.

Structured cabling falls into six subsystems:

  • Entrance Facilities are where the building interfaces with the outside world.
  • Equipment Rooms host equipment which serve the users inside the building.
  • Telecommunications Rooms house telecommunication equipment which connect the backbone and the horizontal cabling subsystems.
  • Backbone Cabling connect between the entrance facilities, equipment rooms and telecommunications rooms.
  • Horizontal Cabling connect telecommunications rooms to individual outlets on the floor.
  • Work-Area Components connect end-user equipment to outlets of the horizontal cabling system.

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