Premise Wiring

Extending Existing Systems or Mapping Out All-New Wiring

Wyandotte Technologies can supply and install all of your vertical and horizontal cable needs. From the cabling, connectors and accessories used to connect LAN and phone equipment to individual desktops within your facility, we can meet any size need.

Backbone wiring encompasses all wiring between telecommunications closets, equipment rooms, and entrance facilities, including all cables, mechanical cable terminations, and intermediate and main cross-connects. Backbone wiring runs between telecommunications closets, equipment rooms and entrance facilities on the same floor, from floor to floor, and even between buildings.

Most cables in a building are part of the horizontal wiring system. Horizontal wiring encompasses all cable from a work-area wallplate or network connection to the telecommunications closet. The outlets, cable, and cross-connects in the closet are all part of the horizontal wiring, which gets its name because the cable typically runs horizontally above ceilings or along the floor. These kinds of cables are installed during a building's construction phase - as part of the basic infrastructure - so once a building is completed, horizontal cables are far less accessible than backbone cables. Future changes require much time, effort, and expense. That's why it's so important to consider your choice of horizontal cable and layout carefully, especially for new construction.

The work area includes all cable components between a horizontal-wiring wallplate or LAN outlet and end-user telecomm devices, such as telephones, data terminals, computers, modems, etc. Work-area components can include connectors, cables, adapters, terminators, and more.

The telecommunications (or wiring) closet is a room or cabinet that holds distribution frames, cross-connects, and other hardware needed to connect horizontal wiring to backbone wiring. Each building must have at least one wiring closet.

An equipment room houses building telecommunications systems such as PBXs, servers, and the mechanical terminations of the telecomm wiring system. Considered different than a wiring closet because of the complexity of the components it contains, an equipment room nonetheless may take the place of a buildings wiring closet or it may be a separate entity.

Unlike the other five components of premise wiring systems, cabling administration isn't a place. It's a thing - a process that includes all aspects of premise wiring related to documenting and managing the system, testing the system, as well as the architectural plans for the system.

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