History of structured cabling systems

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In the early days, computer networks were designed without anticipation for future expansion or upgrading. The networks during those days were very small, and the existing equipment which in most cases comprised a computer or two of them together with a printer were connected together in a random manner.

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History of structured cabling systems

  1. 1. History of Structured Cabling Systems http://www.it-netlogistics.com
  2. 2. History of Structured Cabling SystemsIn the early days, computer networks were designed without anticipation for future expansionor upgrading.The networks during those days were very small, and the existing equipment which in mostcases comprised a computer or two of them together with a printer were connected together ina random manner.If the network went beyond its site location then it was more likely unplanned for or notenvisioned at all.No cabling as well as networking standards were followed then.
  3. 3. History of Structured Cabling SystemsAs time went by, the networks grew bigger and bigger and as a result forcing the vendors tocome up with standards that were to be implemented in order to provide interoperability.The first structured cabling standards differed from one vendor to another. For instance, therewere Ethernet networks from the Digital Equipment Company and Token Ring networks from theIBM Company.These standards worked perfectly well back then since networks were found in single site officepoints and therefore a business or an individual could have cabling devices from a single vendor.
  4. 4. History of Structured Cabling SystemsWith time, the networks expanded such that they comprised of various offices or a number ofbuildings.These networks were also crucial to the day-to-day operations conducted by large corporations.This caused interoperability issues whereby a company had, for instance, IBM equipment in thesame network with Compaq equipment.It became very expensive to extend the network to other offices or buildings of the companies.
  5. 5. History of Structured Cabling SystemsThese vendor-specific standards also caused world-wide networking to be really hard and as aresult there arose the need for a more permanent, interoperable as well as industry-widestructured cabling systems that could be used without raising concerns like the ones mentionedabove.The early 90s saw the emergence of the cabling standards that could use across industrieswhich were developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association(TIA) / ElectronicsIndustries Association (EIA).These standards were meant to make sure that installation of cable networks is consistent andefficient like it is with the telephone systems.
  6. 6. History of Structured Cabling SystemsThis was made possible by breaking down cable installation in a building into manageable piecesand also governing various wiring specifications for different networks.During the design and expansion of structured cabling networks, TIA / EIA standards helpssystem administrators a great deal when it comes to offering guidance regarding thespecifications required.This is very important when it comes to ensuring backward compatibility as well as forwardcompatibility of the structured cabling system that is being designed.
  7. 7. History of Structured Cabling SystemsBackward/forward compatibility simply refers to the ability of the new equipment to functionwell with the already existing network equipment.The compatibility also considers future expansion requirements that might need to be done.Therefore if you need a good structured cabling system for your company, you will need to seekservices of a structured cabling company that has been in existence for long.Reviews from customers who have experienced services from that company can also help youdetermine if indeed the company offers outstanding services.
  8. 8. History of Structured Cabling SystemsIT-NetLogistics.com is a reputable structural cabling company that offers best solutions. Do nothesitate to visit our website for more information about our structured cabling solution.
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