Optimal positioning of racks
    Structured cabling is governed by a set of standards
    Each outlet is then patched into a network switch


Structured cabling is governed by a set of standards that specify the wiring for data and voice communications inside of data centers, offices and apartment buildings.  These standards define how to lay the cabling in various topologies in order to meet the needs of the customer, typically using a central patch panel (which is normally 19 inch rack-mounted), from where each modular connection can be used as needed. Each outlet is then patched into a network switch (normally also rack-mounted) for network use or into an IP or PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system patch panel.

Structured cabling may come as a result of a new wire installation, upgrading the existing one or relocation of ecquipment.

The wiring can be done only after the customer site has been seen and evaluated so that the following criteria can be met:

  • Review of the construction and building architecture (ventilation, electric and water installation)
  • Workspace planning
  • Optimal positioning of racks

After the analysis of the space has been done, aiFIX consultants will create a list with necessary apparatus needed to link the workspace to technical space and they will plan the optimal route of the cables.

The next steps are the final review by the client and validation of the proposal  followed by the wiring implementation.

Network cabling standards are used internationally and are published by ISO/IEC, CENELEC and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Building Industry Consulting Service International is a recognised independent trainer of structured cabling installers with manufacturer independent design and installation best practice documents, it also plays a major role along with industry leaders in developing and designing the US standards:

  • ANSI/TIA-568-C.0, Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises, 2009
  • ANSI/TIA-568-C.1, Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, 2009
  • ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunication Cabling and Components Standard, published 2009
  • ANSI/TIA-568-C.3, Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard, published 2008, plus errata issued in October, 2008.
  • TIA-569-B (2004; Amd 1 2009) Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces
  • ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A-2002, Administration Standard for Commercial Telecommunications Infrastructure.

Structured cabling is also using the below subsystems:

Structured cabling falls into six subsystems:

  • Entrance Facilities is the point where the telephone company network ends and connects with the on-premises wiring at the customer premises.
  • Equipment Rooms house equipment and wiring consolidation points that serve the users inside the building or campus.
  • Backbone Cabling connects between the equipment/telecommunications rooms, so named because the rooms are typically on different floors.
  • Horizontal Cabling wiring can be IW (inside wiring) or Plenum Cabling and connects telecommunications rooms to individual outlets or work areas on the floor, usually through the wire ways, conduits or ceiling spaces of each floor.
  • Telecommunications Rooms or Telecommunications Enclosure connects between the backbone cabling and horizontal cabling.
  • Work-Area Components connect end-user equipment to outlets of the horizontal cabling system.

aiFIX pricelists are dependent on the complexity of the implementation and take into consideration the customers’ needs, network flexibility and reliability, implementation time and the products.

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