Structured Cabling Systems

A Structured Cabling system is the wiring network that carries all your data, voice, multimedia, security, VoIP, PoE, BMS and even wireless connections throughout your building or campus.

A well planned Structured Cabling System facilitates the continuous flow of information, enables the sharing of resources, accommodates ever-changing technology and evolves with your organization as speed and bandwidth demands increase.

The cable system is one of the most important components of your network, with a life span of 15-20 years it will have the longest life cycle of any component in your network. An investment in a professionally installed, high quality cabling system is easily justified by reduced downtime, reduced maintenance and improved network performance.

At PLEXUS we appreciate the importance of standards in today’s structured cabling systems; a standards-based system provides a generic base for building a communications infrastructure without compatibility worries and allows multiple application support regardless of the vendor. Standards establish technical criteria and ensure uniform performance among network systems and components. Copper structured cabling offers different Categories and Classes of performance.

Category 5E 6 6A 7 7A
Class D E EA F FA
Supported Frequency 100 MHz 250 MHz 500 MHz 600 MHz 1000 MHz
Application
10BASE-T Ethernet
100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet
10GBASE-T 40 Gigabit Ethernet*

* Likely to be developed in the future

PLEXUS is a corporate member of BICSI. BICSI is a vendor independent internationally recognized organization that promotes ‘best practice’ for design of low-voltage cabling systems.

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