Structured cabling, also known as Structured Cabling Systems (SCS) combines into a single system very diverse in their purpose and functionality subsystems for information exchange such as: computer networks, telephone signaling networks, safety and control systems, CCTV systems, etc.
Structured cabling must meet specific standards, which differ depending on the installation: offices, commercial buildings, data storage centers, storage nodes and more. There are three types of standards:
- EIA / TIA 568A – this is the first global standard for structured cabling, which was established in USA. The World and the European standards are created, based on this standard with some changes.
- CENELEC EN 50173 – European standard for cable systems, known in England as BS EN 50173
- ISO / IEC 11801 – the national ISO standard for structured cabling systems