Structured Cabling in Charlotte
Strategic Connections is the top structured cabling design and installation company in the Charlotte area. We offer a wide range of structured cabling solutions, and our experienced team works with every industry to consistently deliver a top quality design and installation.
At Strategic Connections, we have structured cabling installation experience in education, industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, and even military.
Strategic Connections has worked in a variety of settings as well: old, new, campuses, commercial, and open offices.
Cabling Done Right The First Time
Our team is BICSI certified to deliver the design and installation of any copper or fiber-optic network. Our designers will work with you to design a system to meet your needs, and then we will provide an estimate of the cost as designed.
Our staff includes Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDD) which is a globally-recognized designation for the top network designers. RCDDs pass a test based on BICSI’s Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM). As a result, you can be confident that our designers and installers are ready for whatever challenge put in front of them be it a new design or working within an existing system.
Our Structured Cabling Solutions
- Data Centers
- Fiber Optic Cabling Installation
- Cat-5e, Cat-6, Cat-6A, Cat-7, and Cat-8
- Category8 Certified
- Building riser systems
- Campus backbone
- Clean rooms
- Computer rooms
- Industrial Cabling
- Co-Location Cabling
- Custom racking solutions
- High bay installations
- Move, Add, Change (MAC)
- Outside Plant (OSP) conduit and cable
- Wireless Networking
- Emergency Repair
What is Structured Cabling?
Structured cabling is not just neatly organized and labeled cabling, it is a complex system designed to enable communications in your business for the next few decades. Planning for the future and not just for now, it is one of the important aspects of a properly designed structured cabling system. It must allow for data, voice, security, and wireless communication throughout the building. In short, it is the communications backbone of your building.
Structured cabling is designed in accordance with standards created by the Electronic Industry Alliance/Telecommunications Industry Association (EIA/TIA) in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Structured cabling standards are important because they establish technical criteria for the design, installation, and documentation of a structured cabling system. This ensures consistent performance, simplifies maintenance and makes it possible to build modular, vendor-agnostic environments that are capable of accommodating new technology and changes to the network.
According to the EIA/TIA, a structured cabling system includes the following six components:
Most of your cables are part of this system, including voice, data, multimedia, security, and others. The horizontal cabling system is comprised of components between the telecommunications rooms and the work area outlets, including telecommunications outlets and connectors, cross-connects, patch cords and consolidation points.
Serving as your core information channel, backbone cabling includes cabling that connects telecommunications and equipment rooms and entrance facilities within the building. It also includes cabling that connects separate buildings.
Termination equipment that connects horizontal and backbone cabling is typically housed in the telecommunications room, which should be on the floor it serves. This includes intermediate and main cross-connects, patch cords, connecting equipment, and auxiliary equipment
This area is comprised of the components that connect the telecommunications outlet with the user’s workstation equipment, including outlets, patch cables, and adapters. This may also include workstation devices such as computers, phones, and printers.
This room houses telecommunications systems such as servers, routers, switches and mechanical terminations. The equipment room can replace the telecommunications room and serve as the entrance facility. Each facility should have at least one equipment room.
Cable from the outdoor plant meets the building’s backbone cabling in the entrance facility. Essentially, this is where the service provider system ends and the system owned by your organization begins. Cables, connecting hardware and protection devices are included in the entrance facility.
Contact your Structured Cabling Experts in Charlotte
Strategic Connections is proud of our reputation as the go-to structured cabling team in Charlotte, and we believe that we are capable of helping you out regardless of your project requirements. If you need structured cabling in Raleigh, contact us today by calling 800-255-5664 or filling out the form below for a free estimate!