Importance of structured cabling standards
Standard are crucial in structured cabling networks and solutions. Such standards offer guidelines and rules for best practices when it comes to network design, installation, performance and maintenance. Computer Power Systems offer structured cabling solutions in Melrose Park IL Chicago, Elgin, and Elk Grove IL. The cabling systems adhere to all the important standards ensuring your network will have the uniformity, performance and capabilities that are vital to modern day networks.
Standards define anything from cabling types to connectors, from distances to testing requirements. When you have a structured cabling solution that conforms to important standards you can be confident you will experience less downtime and that your network will be flexible and adaptable. You need your cabling system to accommodate modern day technologies such as data, video and VoIP. You also want your cabling system to be in a position to accommodate future technologies. A structured cabling system that complies with industry standards will ensure your network can accommodate current and future technologies. In North America these standards are mostly laid down by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Another important organization involved with cabling and telecommunications standards is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Structured cabling standards only started taking shape in the late 1980’s. Prior to that network vendors used their own proprietary systems and most of them were not compatible with each other. Today standards define cabling topologies for a wide range of applications including transmission requirements, testing requirements, performance requirements and much more. (CPS) Computer Power Systems offers structured cabling in Chicago, Melrose Park and Schaumburg IL as well as Milwaukee WI & Kenosha WI
Every cabling installation is unique and influenced by the building architecture, the type of equipment used, customer specific requirements as well as any existing cabling infrastructure. Standard ensure cabling installations meet specific levels of performance and capabilities. The benefits of a cabling installation that conforms to important standards include consistence]y, flexibility, capability and performance.