Structured Cabling Systems (SCS) Services
"Structured cabling" is described as telecommunications cable infrastructure in a building or campus that is made up of standardized smaller pieces (thus structured) called subsystems. Structured cabling must be organized in such a way that individual fibers are easy to detect, moves, additions, and modifications are readily controlled, and there is adequate airflow around cable for it to be successful.
Cabling systems must be setup redundantly regardless of the matching tier level. This assures the data center's communication network's availability and failure safety.
The structured cabling concept has proven so successful that it has been incorporated into non-IT applications such as Building Automation Services, security, and high-definition audiovisual to ensure that end devices can be upgraded or replaced without having to replace the entire cabling infrastructure.
If many apps coexisted in the same building, you would notice several simultaneous forms of cabling illuminating your structure. Telephones were routed through a specific network, building management systems had various wiring (one per system), and computer networks, as previously said, required their own. A muddled strategy that hampered efficiency and managerial ease.
Structured cabling came to the rescue, providing an infrastructure that could accommodate all of the aforementioned equipment and many more.
What did structured cabling bring?
SCS is a cohesive way of organizing an infrastructure:
- Both the backbone and the horizontal cabling employ standardized media and configuration.
- It connects devices physically using conventional connection interfaces.
- It supports equipment and applications from several manufacturers, not just one.
- The cabling system got more versatile as it became independent of the vendor's equipment. This is sometimes referred to as "Open Architecture."
- Its design is consistent and uniform. It adheres to a system plan and fundamental design concepts.
- It is designed and implemented as a complete system, eliminating the need for on-demand cabling installation.
Structured cabling systems contain all of the cables, wire, and related equipment and apparatus required to deliver service from the network interface to the information outlet at the work location, or to any communication device within the client premise.