Agility's inception into the IT space was in structured cabling and 12 years later it remains a staple service Agility offers.

Agility's inception into the IT space was in structured cabling and 12 years later it remains a staple service Agility offers.

What is Structured Cabling

Structured cabling is critical to building an efficient and organized network. Anyone can run Ethernet cables, but only someone who knows IT infrastructure can properly plan to build your network. Structured cabling is laying out cabling and equipment in a way governed by stringent rules and regulations. ANSI/ITA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801 being two major regulations to follow. ANSI/TIA-568 originally wrote by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and has revised it over the years. The TIA-568 specifically deals with standards related to the performance of data cabling including the installation, testing and length of the cable. The ISO/IEC is the intenational standards for information technology systems. The ISO standards are reviewed every five years the last being in 2017. As the name suggests it standardizes and regulates cabling system within an IT network. Section 11801 deals with the general standards for cabling in a commercial building covering data, voice, and video services for cabling, along with specs for both copper and cabling and fiber optic cabling.

Why Structured Cabling is Important

Ensuring that you have a structured and organized network allows you to maintain, troubleshoot, and scale your network more efficiently. This ensures you do not have to waist money on major reworks on your infrastructure when changes need to be made to your network. Additionally structured cabling is more protected against wear as it will be suspended as opposed to lying on top of ceiling tile.

Why Use Agility

Agility has over 30 years of Combine experience in structured cabling providing us an upper hand in designing and implementing outstanding networks. Furthermore as stated previously Agility is a IT company which gives use an extremely in depth knowledge of the needs of a robust IT infrastructure, insight that would likely be lacking from a company who solely does wiring and on top of that Agility can design your entire network to meet your specific IT needs including configuring and installing routers, switches, servers, and more. Agility’s goal is to truly be a one stop shop for IT needs.