If you are working in an office or studying in an institute with a multitude of computers and other such hardware, you are already acquainted with structured cabling systems.

According to the CABLExpress.com cabling glossary, “Structured Cabling is defined as a building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardised smaller elements (structured).

“A properly designed and installed structured cabling system provides a cabling infrastructure that delivers predictable performance as well as the flexibility to accommodate moves, adds and changes; maximises system availability, provides redundancy; and future proofs the usability of the cabling system.”

A wiring network that carries all voice, data, multimedia, security,Voice over Internet Protocol, Power-over-Ethernet and even wireless connections throughout a building or institution can be identified as a structured cabling system. Covering everything along the path, from the data centre to the desktop, a system of this nature includes cabling, equipment, connecting hardware, cable pathways, telecommunications rooms and all work areas in a building or office.

Why it’s vital

But why are structured cabling systems so important? They can be compared to the veins and nerves running within your body, carrying the all important nutrients and messages to all the organs which carry out the functions of the body. If not for them, the entire system would come to a standstill. This is more or less the same with a cabling system.

Just as much as the people who serve an organisation, its structured cabling system is important to its success right now as well as in the future. A well-planned and installed cabling system will facilitate the continuous and smooth flow of information, promote uninterrupted and seamless operations,enable the sharing of all resources, accommodate all technology which is changing by the minute and offer room for growth, while evolving with the organisation. It can safely be assumed that such a system will stand the test of time and be around for longer than a network’s other hardware.

This is why it’s extremely important to install a cabling system which takes all these elements into account and caters to all requirements of an organisation. If done correctly, the system will fulfil all your needs for years; if not, problems will be cropping up at every turn which will eventually drag down your business.

Areas of specialisation

TheLegrand Group of Dubai, which operates in the area of designing and creating electrical and digital building infrastructure, is a leader in the field of structured cabling systems as well as smart home systems. It specialises in providing LCS2, LCS2 copper, LCS2 fibre optic, LCS2 enclosures and LCS2 workstations to some of the top companies in the Middle Eastern region. The beauty of these systems is that they easily and seamlessly integrate into other solutions provided by the company such as cabling accessories, cabling management and trunking systems. What’s more, Legrand has developed solutions which are ideal for individuals as well as businesses.

Among the many accolades the company has received are inclusion in top global indices such as the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index Stoxx for 2015 as well as FTSE4Good index, Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence Investment Registers, Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and Excellence Global, Oekom Research Corporate Rating and Eurozone Vigeo indices.