IT INFRASTRUCTURE

 

 

STRUCTURED
CABLING

Our Structured
Cabling & Network Solutions are an end-to-end, integrated portfolio
of high-performance copper and fiber cable, connectivity and cable
management solutions for applications from the data center to the
desktop.
 
In today’s rapidly changing global market, information technology
(IT) infrastructure is more important than ever to any enterprise.
Newly emerging enterprise Ethernet infrastructures enable
leading-edge productivity solutions like e-diagnostics and wireless
networking.


The ability to leverage IT infrastructure-based solutions like these
is crucial to success in today’s market, allowing enterprises and
manufacturers to increase productivity, lower costs and adapt
quickly to evolving market conditions worldwide.  Without
information systems designed to move data where they’re needed and
when they’re needed, organisations cannot form a clear,
enterprise-wide picture of their challenges and opportunities. In
other words, they cannot turn data into knowledge if the data aren’t
where they’re supposed to be–and in a format that has meaning. IT
Infrastructure is the backbone which lays the path for the data to
flow seamlessly within the organization and other external sources.
An integrated approach to governance, risk, and compliance will not
work without a proper IT infrastructure to support.


Structured Cabling is building campus telecommunications cabling
infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller
elements (hence structured) called subsystems falls in to the
following subsystems.  Demarcation point is the point at which
the telephone company network ends and connect with the fiber at the
customer premises.  Equipment telecommunications room house
equipment and wiring consolidation points which serve the users
inside the building or campus.  Vertical riser cabling or fiber
connects between the equipment / telecommunication rooms so named
because the rooms are typically on different floors. 
Horizontal wiring can be IW (inside wiring) or Plenum Cabling
connect telecommunications rooms to individual outlets or work area
on the floor, usually through the wire ways, conduits or ceiling
spaces of each floors.  Work area components connected end-user
equipment to outlet of the horizontal cabling systems.

Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of
standards that specify wiring data centre, offices and apartment
buildings data or voice communications using various kinds of cable,
most commonly
category 5e
(CAT-5e),
category 6
(CAT-6), (CAT-7) and
fiber 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.
Lines patched as data ports into a network switch require simple
straight-through
patch cables at the each end to connect a computer.

It is
common to color code patch panel cables to identify the type of
connection, though structured cabling standards do not require it,
except in the demarcation wall field.  Cabling standards demand
that all eight conductors in Cat5/5e/6 /7cable are connected,
resisting the temptation to ‘double-up’ or use one cable for both
voice and data. IP phone systems, however, can run the telephone and
the computer on the same single cable.