“Structured Cabling” is a term that describes the infrastructure of cables and hardware that is used to distribute communications and data services throughout a facility. Facilities that rely on structured cabling include hospitals, university campuses, industrial complexes and the like.
While the primary focus of a structured cabling system is usually telecommunications – distributing voice, internet, and video services throughout a facility – structured cabling systems additionally include other low-voltage cabling needs. This includes video surveillance; sound, paging, and intercom services; and the access controls and interfaces necessary to engage with those systems.
Thanks to industry standards that have been established both by internationally recognized third parties and by the industry’s own self-regulation, structured cabling systems are not device dependent. That said, there are a host of variations that necessitate a unique approach to each and every structured cabling system. At Steiner Electric, we understand the importance of an in-depth consultation that is personalized to the needs of our clients. In fact, a professional information systems consultation is essential, not only to be sure that all of the environmental conditions are properly assessed, but also to ensure the system’s compatibility with both legacy products and products on the horizon.
For example, Mohawk’s Armorlite Industrial Armored Cables are a cost-effective fiber optic solution for standard and rugged installation environments alike, providing the benefits of a fiber optic connection in mine shafts, industrial parks, and college classrooms. They can interface with old and new products, with options that include exterior installations, and are defended by a crush resistant housing that also protects against rodents and cutting. That kind of durability obviates a traditional – and higher cost – innerduct installation.
Whether it’s a retrofit, an upgrade, or a fresh installation in a new build, we have the products and expertise to service any structured cabling, sound, security, and access control project. Contact Steiner Electric for all of your device and cabling needs.