Structured cabling and components – why and where?

Any structured cabling system consists of key components and the efficiency and reliability of the entire cabling system depends on the quality. SCS components are designed to connect all remote network clients to a common information network and are a medium for data, voice or any other information.

Connector – a device whose function is to connect the cable to the plug. Registered Jack (RJ) unified physical interface connectors have become the most common in modern computer and telephone networks. The connection of the computer equipment was made using the RJ 45 socket, and the RJ 11 and RJ12 plugs are used to connect the telephone equipment.

Connectors are divided into types that have special characteristics, the main of which are the absence or presence of the screen and category. Connector category is a parameter that indicates the connector bandwidth and data rate. The most common connector today is the RJ45 connector category 5e. The maximum bandwidth in this category is 125MHz, and the speed of connection and data transfer reaches 1 Gb / s. This speed is enough for most home and office tasks.

The RJ standard also applies to sockets. In such devices, you can often find the RJ 45 socket, which is used to connect a computer to the network. RJ11 and RJ12 sockets are used to connect to the telephone network. Installation of RJ sockets is possible both internal, and external. The RJ45 overhead socket is very easy to install, but may not always be aesthetically pleasing. The internal socket has an attractive appearance, but because this type of sockets involves internal installation of cables, requires a more careful approach to the design of the future network.

The RJ45 information module is a device that can be used as part of a socket or modular patch panel. Since such an element is installed in network devices, it is called the module “insert” Rj45. The Rj12 insert module intended for telephone networks is on sale.

The Keystone RJ45 8P8C module has a crimped cable jack on one side and an IDC connector on the opposite side with a cable connected to it. The small size of the module allows you to use it in different devices.

Depending on the bandwidth requirements of structured cabling systems, the module category must be selected. Often, category 5e is enough to solve most problems. Category 6 or Category 7 equipment may be required when building a network with increased bandwidth requirements.