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STRUCTURED CABLING AT KEY CODE MEDIA
Key Code Media is a trusted C7 &C10 licensed structured cabling contractor for low voltage systems. Solutions include structured cabling, server rooms, fiber optics, VoIP, intercom system cabling, or video surveillance. We are trusted by fortune 500 companies, media & entertainment facilities, houses of worship, education, and government across the country. As a full-service systems integrator, we understand the importance of properly designed, installed, and maintained infrastructure.
WHAT IS STRUCTURED CABLING?
Structured cabling runs through a building or across a campus. The backbone cabling that supports your facility, connecting your network room to all other rooms throughout a facility.
Besides cables, structured cabling solutions includes racks, network cabinets, hardware ports and other components. Each part has to be thoughtfully designed so that it works but is also ‘future-proof’ for later expansions and upgrades. Important decisions must be made on the types of cables used, structure cable components- patch panels, switchers, trunk cables, and the design of subsystems throughout the facility.
Keep reading below to learn more about the elements of Structured Cabling. You can also contact Key Code Media for a free consultation of your structured cabling needs.
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Structured Cabling Components
A patch panel, patch bay, patch field or jack field is a device or unit featuring a number of jacks, usually of the same or similar type, for the use of connecting and routing circuits for monitoring, interconnecting, and testing circuits in a convenient, flexible manner. Patch panels are commonly used in computer networking, recording studios, radio and television. – Wiki
A network switch is networking hardware that connects devices on a computer network by using packet switching to receive and forward data to the destination device. – Wiki
A trunk cable is a simple and affordable alternative to running multiple “jumpers” or single cables. It can have from 4 to 96 fibers per trunk and distribute multiple data channels.
Common Structured Cabling Projects
From Conference Rooms to Classrooms, Video Walls to a Corporate Lobby- Audiovisual design requires structured cabling to deliver high-quality video and audio streams from the internet, an internal network, or room-to-room within a facility or campus.
Fiber Optic Upgrades
Fiber optic is the most reliable way of delivering high-speed deliver data- far exceeding traditional cables. You will need structured cabling services in order to install fiber at a facility, classroom, or campus.
Data Center Management
Managing the ongoing operations within a datacenter requires constant upgrading, maintaining, and replacing structure cables and subcomponents. Large Data Centers must be well organized, well documented, with staff or systems integraotr that knows the systems in-and-out.
Structured cabling can support a distributed antenna system- a network of spatially separated antenna nodes supporting Wi-Fi, wireless, and notification systems.
Send and receive data to any location within a network. The internet of things has lead to smart lighting and smart solutions that can be managed and controlled within a facility or across an entire campus.
Structured cabling serves as the backbone of your security systems. A good systems integrator will design a system with security front-of-mind, building a system that can be monitored, controlled, and scale based on the business needs.
Types of Cables
Fiber Optic Cable
A fiber optic cable is a network cable that contains strands of glass fibers inside an insulated casing. Fiber Optic cable is designed for long-distance, high-performance data networking, and telecommunications.
Twisted Pair Cable
Twisted Pair Cable is the most common cable for telephone and computer networks. Two kinds of twisted pair cable are available- Shielded twisted pair (STP) and Unshielded twisted pair (UTP).
Coaxial cables are most commonly used for cable television, telephone, internet, computer data, and connecting radio transmitters and receivers.