Structure Cabling

Structure Cabling

NetTarius specialty lies in most competent and contemporary Structured Cabling Systems forming the IT Infrastructure Solutions in the form of:

Cabling infrastructure is at the core of every voice, data and multimedia network. It is key to data centre availability and manageability. Or it can be a tangled jumble that causes inefficiency, excessive heat and unnecessary expense in the IT environment. Proper planning, configuration and installation for connectivity is critical.

Now NetTarius can help make your cabling more effective. Our turnkey service provides:

  • Network Cabling Consulting Services
  • Plant, Network, Pathway Design Services (Logical and Physical)
  • CAD Drawings & Documentation Services
  • Inspections and Site Surveys
  • Installation of Conduits, Cable Trays, Ladder Runways and Raceways
  • Plenum and Riser Rated Inner Duct Installation
  • Cable Pulling
  • Fiber Optic Mechanical Splicing
  • Fiber Optic Cable Termination (LC/SC/ST)
  • Wire Management and Riser Cable Management (MDF / IDF)
  • Labeling, Record Keeping and Circuit Identification
  • Cable Troubleshooting, Comprehensive Testing and Certification
  • Independent Category 5E & Category 6 Cable Certification
  • Lightning and Surge Protection Systems

Benefits

  • Reduced costs and challenges of managing IT environment
  • Higher predictability and system availability
  • Enhanced longevity of the infrastructure
  • Streamline unmanageable clogs of under-floor cabling that contribute to excessive heat buildup.
  • Moves, adds and changes can be more reliable, faster and less disruptive
  • Reduced under - floor congestion and enabling better airflow.
  • Future ready IT Infrastructure

What exactly is structured Cabling Design?

Structured Cabling is the design, documentation, and management of the lowest layer of the OSI network model-the physical layer. The physical layer is the foundation of any network whether it is data, voice, video or alarms, and defines the physical media upon which signals or data is transmitted through the network.

Approximately 70% of your network is composed of passive devices such as cable, cross-connect blocks, and patch panels. Documenting these network components is critical to keeping a network finely tuned. The physical medium can be copper cable (e.g., cat 3, cat 5E), coaxial cable, optical fiber, wireless, or satellite.

Key components of the Structured Cabling design include the entrance facility, main equipment room, backbone cable, backbone pathway, Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF), and horizontal distribution system. We can show you how to develop an online inventory and management system that will let you take control of these critical infrastructure resources.

Entrance Facility

The service entrance is the point at which the network service cables enter or leave a building. It includes the penetration through the building wall and continues to the entrance facility. The entrance facility can house both public and private network service cables. The entrance facility provides the means for terminating the backbone cable. The entrance facility generally includes electrical protection, ground, and demarcation point.

Main Equipment Room

The main equipment room serves the entire building and contains the network interfaces, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), data equipment (e.g., servers, shared peripheral devices and storage devices) and telecommunication equipment (e.g., PBX, Voicemail, IVR).

Backbone Distribution System

A backbone distribution system provides connection between entrance facilities, equipment rooms, telecommunication rooms. In a multi-floor building the backbone distribution system is composed of the cabling and pathways between floors and between multiple Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) rooms. In a campus environment the backbone distribution system is composed of the cabling and pathways between buildings

Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF)

The Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) typically serves the needs of a floor. The IDF provides space for network equipment and cable terminations (e.g., cross-connect blocks and patch panels). It serves as the main cross-connect between the backbone cabling and the horizontal distribution system).

Horizontal Distribution System

The horizontal distribution system distributes the signals from the Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) to the work areas. The horizontal distribution system consists of:

  • Cables
  • Cross-connecting blocks
  • Patch panels
  • Jumpers
  • Connecting hardware
  • Pathways (supporting structures such as cable trays, conduits, and hangers that support

    the cables from the Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) to the work areas)

Why Document Your Cable Plant?

Your network is one of your company's most valuable assets. It's the central nervous system of your organization and it's growing along with your network management problems. Your challenge is to harness the power of exploding technology and make it work for you. Every minute spent tracking data, reconfiguring your cable plant or searching for the source of a problem means loss of time and productivity and loss of profit. Cable plant documentation software can help maintain the integrity of the network by tracking the continuity through equipment, patch cords, cross-connects, connectors, cables, and outlets. It encompasses the design and maintenance of the cable plant. Cable plant documentation can be an ally against the ravages of system downtime, giving you the power to configure your cable plant so you have fewer network problems.

Cable Plant Documentation Can:

  • Reduce the time it takes to modify the original installation.
  • Minimize network downtime.
  • Increase the life of a cabling plant.
  • Reduces the number of technicians needed to handle problems.

Let us work with you to develop a Network Management system you can use to manage all of your cable plant, including all the connectivity, connectors, pathways, and device relationships to truly visualize and understand your network's infrastructure. Let's get started today, just give us a call.