How Does Structured Cabling Work?

Category: Structured Cabling
August 5, 2020

You’ve heard of structured cabling before, and perhaps have even started considering implementing it for your business. But how exactly does it work? Take a closer look at how this effective cabling option works to better understand how it can benefit your commercial network:

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How It Works

Structured cabling is the standard architecture for communications cabling. It’s a modern cabling infrastructure that contains numerous smaller elements. Consider a messy server room or rack with tangled cables and minimal organization. Structured cabling is just the opposite.

A traditional point-to-point cabling infrastructure runs physical cables directly to and from the hardware that requires connectivity. Structured cabling is set up a bit differently:

  1. Hardware ports are connected to a patch panel at the top of the server rack.
  2. This patch panel is connected to another panel in the Main Distribution Area (MDA) via a trunk.
  3. The trunk is a multi-fiber assembly designed specifically for transporting many signals simultaneously to provide network access between two points.

This cabling architecture offers high bandwidth, allows for easier additions of equipment, and makes troubleshooting connectivity problems much more straightforward.

Many businesses have existing network infrastructures that are outdated and disorganized, with tangled wires and less-than-ideal connectivity. Having a Maryland structured cabling company install this type of network for your business can reduce issues with disorganization in your server room and will make network maintenance a breeze.

We’re Here to Get Your Business’ Cabling Organized

As businesses grow, so do their needs for a comprehensive network infrastructure. A structured cabling installation requires the expertise of a professional cabling company – and that’s where LanStar Systems comes in. We provide Maryland businesses with the cabling solutions they need to stay connected and ensure more efficient operations. Contact us to learn more about our structured cabling services today.


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