Structured Cabling - Backbone of all connectivity

Core of all connectivity - Structured Cabling 


 One of the most essential and critical part is to understand how beneficial a well designed cable network can be but it may looses it's merits if it's not done correctly. When designing a structured cabling for any house, office, buildings, factory, warehouse or any premises which needs connectivity or inter-connectivity whether by means of wired or wireless connections, most professionals follow either  a 4 steps process :  Analyse and Plan - Design the Network - Execute the Installation - Measure and validate



Most efficient and economical structured cabling design begins with analyzing the requirements and needs at present moment as well as forecasting future growth few years ahead. The scope should allow to upgrade or repair any issues without damaging physical infrastructure, limiting possible down time, patching or replacements of defectives as well as monitor and maintain the performance status.

Next, it is all about calculations with including and excluding factors like - budget, urgency, speed or performance needs, backward/forward compatibility plans, short term upgrade forecasts, expansion, types of connectivity, mobility, fire safety, hazards, longevity are to name a few. This 2 steps allows to better understand wants, needs, afford and forecast.

Based on above factors, it gives clear idea to design a cabling infrastructure which meets all desired key factor permissible.At this point, type of cables, connectors, patch panels, sockets, keystone jacks, face plates, splitter, switches and all other desired hardware is finalized. Often, this structure cabling infrastructure is design to cater both wired and wireless connectivity. Also, connectivity distribution and sharing is planned for data(internet), voice(telephone), Audiovisual(TV or Cameras) and Sensing ( Temperature, humidity or security).

After this, least critical but most essential part comes in - Installation as per design. A professional network technician and or cable technician assures that things are carried through as planned. Also, offering flexibility to resolves issues if any arises. They also have skill sets to validate the connectivity, calibrate and certify the connection, measure performance and debug if any issues and  setup any devices /hardware if needed. It's always important to carry out this installation by professional as they understand the system and have ability to identify errors or possible issues and improvise if needed.

At last, it's always important to measure the performance, validate the connectivity, schedule the performance monitoring, optional defect/issue logging and handover the details to subject matter expert to save the records for future.

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