Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of standards that specify wiring data centers, offices, and apartment buildings for data or voice communications using various kinds of cable, most commonly category 5e (CAT-5e), category 6 (CAT-6), and fibre optic cabling and modular connectors. These standards define how to lay the cabling in various topologies in order to meet the needs of the customer, typically using a central patch panel (which is normally 19 inch rack-mounted), from where each modular connection can be used as needed. Each outlet is then patched into a network switch (normally also rack-mounted) for network use or into an IP or PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system patch panel
Cabling is a onetime activity carried out during the construction of a building. Thus, it is important to keep in my mind the importance it holds for a robust building architecture. In the present era of convergence of data, voice, controls, management and audio visuals over the Ethernet, a well-designed cabling infrastructure is essential for an intelligent building. At Stride, we design the best structured cabling network across the building to ensure that the infrastructure meets the high-speed data, voice and video communication requirement.