No More Mess
structured wiring is an organized structured cable distribution panel centrally located which gives a home owner or servicers an easier, more intuitive manner from which to manage the low voltage communication services within a house.
The system can be thought of as the “brains” of the home. The cables originate at a central distribution panel (pictured left). From here, each cable branches to devices or outlet jacks throughout the home. Outlets typically have a combination of jacks, although sometimes are just single jacks, to allow maximum flexibility as future needs change and for connecting different devices in the home.
All of the outside services, the telephone company, cable company, Internet broadband services, any satellite, or off-air antennas, tie into this distribution panel allowing the homeowner the flexibility to select what services are available at each outlet. A jack used for a phone line today can be easily changed to a computer network jack tomorrow and with the proper module (Cat5 Anyline module pictured below) serve both functions simultenous.
A structured wiring system practically becomes a requirement in home construction increasingly more as the size of design of a home increases. The importance of having organized and structured wiring in a modern home, especially sizeable homes, might be considered by some home buyers as a small devaluation if such a system weren’t installed. These panel systems and plugin modules, similar in nature to electrical panels found in virtually all homes, allow for the organized distribution of low voltage signal wiring, access to future technologies, and more reliable over all performance in low voltage home control, security, communication, network and entertainment systems.
Can you get by without installing a cabling distribution system? Absolutely, just like people did without these and cell phones or microwaves or flat panel televisions in the recent past. That aside, if you are in the process of building or upgrading you might want to give serious consideration to, at the very least, home running the wiring to one central spot inside a cable distribution box large enough for future systems expansion. As time passes you’ll end up being glad you did
Structure Wiring Parts
- Distribution centers come in a variety of sizes and configurations to accommodate different size houses and a variety of applications
- They have to contain all of the network support equipment for each network as well as power supplies, power strips, and accessory equipment.
- Manufacturers typically provide some mechanical means to mount the network support modules and equipment where you need it depending on the design
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