Basic And Vital Elements In Structured Cabling
When considering a structured cable network for an office building or a large company, you should only embark upon this project if you actually know what you are doing. The structured cabling is a sophisticated technique meant for professionals. It does bring in a lot of advantages and sooner or later, such networks will get to fully replace the standard networks, although these days they are not really appropriate for the apartment buildings. The network consists of multiple elements that should be taken in consideration each at a time to ensure a proper result.
The patch cords are built to make the connection between the active elements and the patch panels. They are created in multiple versions to ensure the Cat 5E and Cat 6 performances in FTP, UTP or screened versions, equipped at both heads with RJ 45 modules.
The double voice and data plug is another basic element in structured cabling. Such plugs also come in multiple versions – Cat 6, Cat 5E with RJ 45 jacks (ISO 8877), with 8 or 9 contacts. It depends on how diversified the structured cable network is. Such a plug implies a manual crimping system that is easy to make and doesn’t need any particular or professional tools. Such plugs are created to provide a better orientation of the cable, while it also respects the minimum curving rays. In the screened versions, they ensure an effective protection against the electromagnetic disturbances.
The optic fiber connectors in structured cabling provide the connections for the entire range of monomode and multimode fiber optic models in SC, VF 45 and ST versions. For instance, a VF 45 connector gets together two optic fibers in one connector, whose shape was designed in the range of all the RJ 45 connectors used. Such a connector is easy and fast to install and provides a high density in patch panels, as well as high performances.
The optic fiber patch cords are just as important, mostly due to the wide variety of models and combinations. They are available for all the types of fiber optic. The same goes for the distributors, which are projected to be installed in 19 inch patch panels. They provide a maximum ergonomics, as well as a rational and effective management of the optic fiber. The cable will be connected on all the six fibers, but only the two active ones are actually used in the process