The Infrastructure Of Network Cabling

Over the last 25 years, structured cabling has laid the foundation for all sorts of technology; all the more connected every day. As more and more devices fill up homes and businesses, there’s an ever increasing demand for superior network cabling. In Mercer County, NJ, and other areas of New Jersey, we’ve been witnessing a revolution in wiring—requiring a higher density, and higher speeds. Thinking small scale reeks of the 90s.

Why So Structured?

When you hear “structured cabling”, you’re likely to conjure a vision of tangled wires, CAD5s and electrical tape. Don’t worry yourself over such nightmares. When consultants and techs at Network Drops say, “structured,” we mean “planned and completed” according to design, applications, and functions. All of that techy talk translates as, “We’ll evaluate everything as a microcosm; minimize materials; maximize convenience; and make our customers happy.”

Structured cabling tends to encompass:

  • All applications pertaining to voice, data, and video.
  • A modernized network of 6 subsystems:
  • Backbone cabling
  • Horizontal cabling
  • Equipment rooms
  • All facility entrances
  • Designated work areas
  • Telecommunication

Regulations for a Reason

Whenever a home or business is being wired, it goes without saying that it has to comply with state regulations and industry standards. Depending on the premise type, you may utilize a certain kind of cable for communications and controls—twisted pairs of copper in one, multimode fiber optics in the other. All standards within the cable and wiring industry are set forth by organizations like the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). As a general rule, ISO tends to be the de-facto publisher across the globe. Here in the USA, Network Drops works alongside even other associations, such as the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association).

Multimedia You Can Plan

When we’ve studied all the rules and regulations, that’s when we can confidently go ahead, designing and laying out all your multimedia. During a cable installation in a local area like Mercer County, NJ, we’ll likely be planning out all that backbone and horizontal cabling with either optic fiber or copper cabling. Optic fiber allows us to support higher bandwidth on a local network; while copper is used almost exclusively in horizontal cabling and work areas.