Design: Structured cabling professionals begin by assessing the organization’s communication needs and developing a cabling design that meets these requirements. They consider factors such as the number of users, type of equipment, and the location of the cabling, to ensure that the design is optimized for performance and cost.
Installation: After the design is complete, structured cabling professionals install the cabling system. This involves running cable, terminating connections, and testing the system to ensure that it is functioning properly. They also install supporting equipment such as patch panels, racks, and cabinets.
Testing and Certification: Vendors test the cabling system to ensure that it meets industry standards for performance, including signal attenuation, cross-talk, and return loss. They also certify the cabling system, which provides assurance to the organization that the system is capable of supporting their communication needs.
Maintenance: Your provider is responsible for maintaining the cabling system to ensure that it continues to function properly. This includes routine inspections, cleaning, and troubleshooting to detect and resolve any issues. They also upgrade the cabling system as necessary to meet changing needs and technologies.
Documentation: Creating and maintain documentation of the cabling system, including as-built drawings, cable schedules, and test results. This documentation provides a record of the system and helps ensure that it is maintained properly over time.
Industry Standards Compliance: Ensure that the cabling system complies with industry standards, such as TIA/EIA, ISO/IEC, and BICSI, to ensure that the system is capable of supporting current and future technologies.
Project Management: Managers often work as part of a team, and they may be responsible for managing the cabling project from start to finish. This includes coordinating with other trades, such as electricians and HVAC technicians, to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.