What is data cabling systems

Last Updated : July 24 2017

What is data cabling systems

by Nick Timberlake 2017 July 21

What is data cabling system?

In a nutshell, a data cable is any medium that can be used to transfer baseband transmissions from the sender to a receiver and are inform of binary 1, 0. A system on the other hand is a set of processes set to work together chronologically to give a desired output. Data cabling system therefore, are cables arranged in a particular standard manner to achieve a desired workflow. It is a network of organized cables that allows, video, audio, data and telephone to pass through to the other end.

Data cabling systems are led by standard instructions on how to lay them down in data centers, offices and or buildings for data and voice exchanges. The topologies have to meet different customer/consumer need. The result is a strong connection that is able to talk to all the electronic devices.

Some say cabling systems otherwise known as structured cabling is a design that can comfortably house several hardware systems both today and in future. When done by the experts, the cabling system can accommodate current and future growth and requirements regardless of the hardware connected.

Cabling system entails:

· Communication cabling

· Cable pathways

· Communication ground and bonding system and

· Supporting structures and building spaces

==Types of data cabling systems==

Entrance facilities - point where company network ends and the customer's starts.

Equipment rooms - serve the users in the building

Backbone cabling - mostly used in data centers to act as a midpoint for entrance facilities, equipment rooms and telecommunication closets.

Horizontal cabling wiring - connects telecommunication rooms to other floors through wire conduits.

Telecommunications room - is a connection between backbone and horizontal cabling.

Work-area components - they connect to outlets horizontal cabling system.

==Where and who uses data cabling systems==

Cabling systems are used in Businesses, data centers, apartments, organizations etc to synchronize the flow of data, voice, video, telephone and even security systems.

==what they are used for==

The main function of data cabling is to support a multi product and multi vendor environment. When properly done and organized, it leads to less installation costs and even maintenance fee over a lifetime.

==How it works==

Once a data cabling system is installed, it instantly allows efficient exchange of data between different departments in an office or an organization since it supports every format of information. Other than that, it instantly creates space by reducing congestion due to bulkiness of different cables crisscrossing the room making it look untidy. Even the airflow is improved not to mention the reduction in power and cooling costs. It also becomes a savior when it comes to technological changes; it acts as a buffer by containing the change. It also supports any future upgrades.

==Benefits of data cabling==


Data cabling cleans up messy wires making it easier to manage. The employees find it easier to adapt to the system. New devises can be swapped in with less hustle/frustration as it carries data in all formats so you can connect to any device you have.

Easy to diagnose and fix problems

The office without the system can take ages to identify where the problem is as opposed to those with it in place. Apart from being unified it is also segmented thus making it easy to see where the problem is exactly.

Inexpensive flexibility

Whether the employees are promoted and now changing desks or there is a total office reconstruction, data cabling makes it less expensive and flexible. Employees can plug in and continue working from wherever they are. No setup required.


If your business is thinking of remaining around then this system is the one to take. It accommodates both the current and future technology due to its high bandwidth which cannot be outdated anytime soon your business or industry is expanding.

Nick Timberlake
#1 Nick TimberlakeAuthor 18 March, 2014, 12:37 Nick is an avid writer and a sports fanatic. He came from a small town in Australia but now living in Southern California.