What is Structured Cabling ?

Structured cabling is a complete system of cabling and associated hardware, that provides an overall comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. Structured cabling provides a wide range of uses, like providing telephone service or transmitting data through a computer network. Structured cabling should not be device dependent.

Structured cabling begins at the point where the carrier or service provider terminates. This point is demarcation (demarc) point or Network Interface.

An example would be a telephone system installation, where the carrier or service provider furnishes one or more service lines. The carrier or service provider would install/terminate their service lines at demarcation (demarc) point.

The methods used to install and maintain structured cabling are regulated by standards. Standards are necessary to ensure desired system performance.

In the USA, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), along with TIA/EIA, are the responsible organizations for providing and maintaining standards and practices for structured cabling. They have published the standards to design, install, and maintain structured cabling installations.

Structured cabling installations usually include; entrance facilities (demarc), vertical and/or horizontal backbone cables, horizontal cables, work area outlets/jacks, main equipment room (MDF), IDF closets, backboards, racks/cabinets, patch panels, wire management, building ground, and more.

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, Messaging, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Low Voltage Cabling, WiFi, CCTV, POS, Paging, etc. 

ECS provides services in the states of Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

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