Back in the early days of the internet and computer networking in Bolingbrook, Rockford, Elk Grove Village, Elgin, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, and the surrounding areas it was easy enough to just connect a computer to another computer or other device. Today, there are so many devices and cables required that a structured cabling plan is a must, and the team from Network Technology Innovations is your answer to a properly setup cabling plan for your business and/or building. Don’t be left behind and don’t scramble as technology continues to move and change. Contact Network Technology Innovations today to learn more.
What is Structured Cabling?
When you first hear the term, you might be thinking just about cabling that runs throughout a building. While this isn’t a bad start, there are really a number of different aspects to the term structured cabling that make up the full definition. There are six subsystems of a structured cabling system: entrance facility, equipment room, telecommunications room, backbone cabling, horizontal cabling, and work area.
Benefits of Structured Cabling
These six areas each have their place in the overall scheme of structured cabling. There are a number of benefits to this scheme, the first of which is using the same cabling system for everything. When standardizing the systems for your phone, ethernet, as well as ISDN cabling, you simplify troubleshooting and streamline future cabling updates.
Because structured cabling is now standardized, this means that you can have multi-vendor equipment that all works together. This means you can upgrade equipment over time and mix and match between different vendors to get the right equipment you need. This also means that when you need to move computers, add equipment to the network, or other moves and changes, things are definitely simplified.
Structured cabling also provides for future-proofing your network so that when new applications and devices come along, you will be prepared for them and can add them in with minimal disruption. If your business or building in Bolingbrook, Rockford, Elk Grove Village, Elgin, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, and the surrounding areas is in need of help with your structure cabling, contact Network Technology Innovations to have our experienced team work for you.