Green Building Dictionary
Fig. 11: Structured Cabling System
Structured Cabling provides a standard infrastructure to support multiple applications. The standards cover cabling and building spaces network structure but not the actual networking equipment.
Structured Cabling includes these subsystems as shown in Fig. 13: TIA-569 Space Definitions:
There are multiple standards based on this framework including:
Cables are classified by category or Cat as shown in Fig. 12: Cable Categories. Some categories of cables are no longer allowed under TIA-568-B.