Cabling is the lifeline of your IT network, transmitting the voice, data, and video signals you depend on each day for your critical business activities. Your cabling system may be the first and the smallest part of your network investment, but as the network component with the longest life-cycle, it can deliver significant, long-lasting advantages.
With internet access popping up in almost every home and business, it is important to stay informed and up to date about different connection types and internet speeds. It depends on how your internet is cabled, but most people today receive their connection either via a telecommunications phone line or a television or fiber optic line. Depending on how it is run, projected and received, your internet will run at different speeds. Internet speed is measured both for uploading and downloading in Mbps. Mbps translates to megabits per second. You can visit www.speedtest.net to check your downloading and uploading speed which you are provided by your service provider .
Structured cabling is building telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems.
Demarcation point is the point where the service provider’s network ends and connects with the on-premises wiring at the client premises. Its normally knows as a DP box.
Equipment or Telecommunications Rooms/Data Centers house equipment and wiring consolidation points that serves the users inside the building.
Vertical or Riser Cabling connects between the equipment/telecommunications rooms, typically on different floors.
Horizontal 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 cable trays, conduits or ceiling spacing of each floor.
Work-Area Components connect end-user equipment to outlets of the horizontal structured cabling system.
LANs (Local Area Networks) are built with physical connections. Cables capable of carrying image and information connect a group of computers in one office, on one floor or in one building. As technology has advanced, the functioning definition has shifted. Particularly with the onset and mainstream use of wireless technology, the way we deal with computer networks has changed, both at home and on the job. Some networks will always need to be wired physically, mainly for the degree of security this lends to delicate and important information. However, as more business is done online, and greater scope and bandwidth are required in the corporate world, more folks are turning to wireless solutions to power their work and their lives.