Structured Cabling


What is structured cabling?

Structured cabling is data and telecommunications cabling inside a building that is installed according to a set of defined standards. The standards dictate how the cable is to be distributed within the building infrastructure, the methods of cable management to use, the proper termination of both ends of the cable, and the acceptable readings when certifying the cables.   Structured cabling is typically installed in a star formation where end-user connections are terminated at a local point, called an Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF), and then each IDF is connected via a backbone cable to a main location, called a Main Distribution Frame (MDF).   This is different from non-structured cabling where each end-user connection is connected directly back to the MDF.

What are the benefits of structured cabling instead of a non-structured solution?

Structured cabling systems reduce costs. They reduce costs during installation by requiring less material and labor than a non-structured solution. Once the structured cabling system is installed, they cost less to maintain when additional connections are needed or end-user requirements change. Having a structured cabling system in place further reduces costs when it comes to troubleshooting voice and data problems on your network by having separate physical segments to analyze.

What structured cabling systems can ANI install for my organization?

With Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and BiCSI certified employees Advanced Network Installation has the ability to take on your structured cabling projects and get them completed. Advanced Network Installation has extensive experience installing structured cabling systems that include Cat 3, Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, coaxial, and fiber optic cables. We are experienced in small installations (under 20 drops) and large installations (over 2000 drops) for government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and commercial customers.


To get started with your structured cabling design call us at 801-205-5816 or e-mail us with your information.