Zone & Traditional Structured Layouts

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Traditional structured cabling involves multiple horizontal copper wire runs all the way from the telecommunications room to each work area. For small facilities, this approach is practical. But in larger office environments, traditional structured cabling can mean hundreds of lengthy copper cables that are difficult to manage, virtually impossible to change, and extremely difficult to remove when complying with building codes that require removal of abandoned cable.

Alternatively, a zone cabling approach involves a logically placed connection point in the horizontal cable so that copper or fiber runs are routed from the telecommunications room to zone boxes and to specific work areas or zones. Shorter copper runs then extend from the zone box to each work area in that zone. Properly executed, a zone cabling plan has immediate and long-term benefits. It results in a more manageable, accessible, and flexible cabling topology, reducing material costs, labor, and future MACs and maintenance. For these reasons, zone cabling has become an important aspect of revised TIA/EIA standards, which specify and define zone cabling.

Smart Space Solutions is a BICSI Corporate Member with Registered Communications Distribution Designers on Staff. With our expertise, we can install the proper traditional or structured zone cabling system that will be accessible and expandable for years to come.

Zone / Modular Wiring Systems

Cabling7For building owners, architects, construction managers, facilities engineers, and network administrators alike, Zone/Modular Wiring Systems are a smart choice. These systems utilize modular plug-and-play components for voice and data, as well as power. In a fraction of the time needed for conventional wiring methods, Zone/Modular Wiring Systems are easy to install and provide a high degree of flexibility for adds or changes. Smart Space Solutions, Inc. has complete design and installation capabilities for these extremely convenient cabling systems.

Cabling3Modular Wiring Features include:

  • Reduced Installation Time
  • Easy to Change or Modify
  • Causes Less Downtime
  • Keeps Disruptions Localized
  • Increases Productivity