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Certified structured cabling

When it comes to network installation, there is no room for error. At Panopticon, our technicians are certified by the best in the business. We use only the most reliable and safe equipment, so you can rest assured that your network will be up and running in no time. Contact us today for a free assessment.

Industry-leading structured cabling
services

Panopticon Solutions offers state-of-the-art structured cabling systems, products and installation services. Our expert team can design a new cabling system for your organization or provide assistance and guidance with your ongoing project.

Our technicians have extensive knowledge and proven experience with all scales of structured cabling projects. Whether you need a complete strategy and system design or you want to upgrade an existing network, Panopticon Solutions is the partner to rely on in every stage of the process.

Structured cabling installation

Once the design is finalized, our expert team installs your customized structured cabling system.

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Structured cabling design

We inspect your property and assess its features to design a network suitable for your business needs.

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Structured cabling add-ons

Panopticon provides top-notch cabling equipment and extensions for optimal network functionality.

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Structured cabling testing

Once your network is set up and operational, we run extensive tests to ensure the system runs like clockwork.

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Benefits of structured cabling

Neatly organized cabling facilitates your business productivity and growth. For aesthetic and practical reasons, cables are commonly hidden from sight, but even when invisible, structured cabling brings numerous advantages to organizations.

The most amazing benefits of structured cabling are

Shorter installing time

When the wiring network is organized and cables are out of the way, it’s easier to carry out infrastructure changes, avoiding mistakes and accidents during repairs.

Organized working space

Structured cabling means no tangly wires laying around. Your environment will look more professional and appealing, posing less risk for your coworkers, partners, and clients.

Better network management

Organizing cables helps technicians quickly identify and solve potential problems. Fixing network malfunctions will take less time and take up less valuable resources.

The base for future improvements

Structured cabling facilitates future network upgrades. Improving your cabling system will be easier than ever when every element is labelled and accounted for.

Our structured cabling installation
process

To ensure your cabling project is carried out optimally, our skilled team works in several stages:

Inspecting the potential cable pathways

Before we move on to installation, we start by assessing your space. Our team checks the area for possibilities and inquires about applicable building codes.

Reviewing your building firewall

If the cable pathway passes through the building firewall, we can obtain permission to drill. We can securely and legally clear the way for your new network system.

Considering authentication standards

If your building doesn’t have a designated demarcation point, MDF and IDF, we’ll strategize to include these points in your structured cabling design plan optimally.

Structured and network cabling rough-in installation

The next step is installing the new cabling system in your building, pulling down the cable pathways from the frame areas to the face plate (user-end) locations.

Cabling system termination, marking, and verification

We push the cables into the patch panels, connecting them to the face plates with jacks. Finally, we test if the cables are working and then label them.

Is structured cabling better than conventional wiring?

Structured cabling is more suitable and practical than its conventional alternative because it connects the modern office devices within a unified infrastructure with centralized wire boards.

Conventional wiring connects network devices from one point to another. The wiring patterns are limited, and there’s no option for specialized design and configuration services.

On the other hand, a structured cabling network is an orderly setup for managing hundreds of devices, helping network administrators keep wires, connectors, and other equipment marked and separated. The wiring ensures optimal performance with the flexibility to modify the connected devices.

Risks of an unorganized cabling system

If your structured cabling is installed incorrectly or you keep a conventional wiring setup, you risk running into costly and time-consuming issues shortly.

Unorganized cabling systems often trigger connectivity issues, leading to network downtime and causing a drop in your team’s productivity. With messy cabling structures, you also run a higher risk of human error.

Poorly installed cabling can be as expensive to remove as it would have been to install it correctly in the first place. Bad cabling also requires a lot of troubleshooting before you can pinpoint any network-related problem. To make matters worse, if the terminations are left accessible to anybody, they’ll represent a huge security risk for your organization.

To ensure your structured cabling project is executed correctly, hire a professional service provider with demonstrated experience in the industry.

Why choose Panopticon Solutions?

Quality services

Structured cabling requires detailed preparation and actionable strategy. Panopticon is here to ensure your project gets both.

Emergency support

With Panopticon, help is never far away. We install quality structure cabling systems and provide emergency support when you need it most.

Experienced team

Our skilled technicians possess the experience to efficiently handle your structure cabling installation project, regardless of your space and budget.

Structured cabling applications

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Industrial sector

Thanks to its benefits, structured cabling is frequently implemented in many influential industries. Panopticon Solutions provides structured cabling installation services for various applications, servicing industries like construction, automotive, telecommunications, and computer networks.

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Warehouses

Panopticon is a highly rated warehouse structured cabling installation company. While you take care of production and supply, we’ll provide top-quality cabling to facilitate your business growth. Whether you need to streamline your existing network or get a new setup, our technicians are here to make it happen.

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Smart warehouses

Smart warehouses rely on automation to streamline tasks and get real-time updates, operating with increased efficiency and lower chances of errors. Purposefully designed and correctly installed structured cabling systems are a foundation for optimizing operations and freeing your employees to focus on tasks that matter most.

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Distribution centres

Our technicians are experienced in designing, installing and maintaining structured cabling networks for logistics and distribution centres. We’ll make a floor plan of your premises, create a wiring diagram, describe the colour coding schemes, and list the equipment, user devices, and locations.

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Commercial sector

Panopticon provides reputable structured cabling installation services across the GTA. The networks we set up are neat and organized, created to fit your business needs and reduce the chance of downtimes. A structured cabling setup can scale as your business grows, saving you money and making it easier to manage your IT infrastructure.

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Healthcare sector

Cabling is the backbone of healthcare facilities’ IT networks. Panopticon expert technicians provide the relevant information and structured cabling installation services. We help you power up and connect diagnostic equipment, patient information systems, security cameras and alarms, access control, visitor Wi-Fi access, and more.

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Hospitality sector

Structured cabling takes your hospitality business to a new level. In this fast-paced industry, it’s vital to maintain a fast network that supports the advancing technological needs of your venture. Contact Panopticon, request free site inspection and benefit from a custom-designed, adaptable structured cabling network.

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Transportation

Panopticon and provides first-rate structured cabling installation for the transportation industry. From engineering to maintenance, we offer unmatched services developed from our decade-long experience. We effectively optimize your structured cabling to facilitate and guarantee smooth system operation.

Solve any doubts

Frequently asked questions

Structured cabling is a system of wires and connected hardware that creates a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure serving various uses. It encompasses elements such as the power grid, local computer network, telephone lines, alarm and surveillance systems, the system of access control, security systems, and more.

Structured cabling installations typically include

  • Entrance facilities;
  • Backbone pathways and cables;
  • Work area outlets;
  • Equipment rooms;
  • Telecommunications closets;
  • Cross-connect facilities;
  • Multi-user telecommunications outlets;
  • Transition points and
  • Consolidation points.

Structured cabling prevents wire tangles by keeping the system tidy and organized, which results in fewer downtimes and less room for human error. Structured cabling also contributes to an improved IT infrastructure. It’s a valuable investment that helps organizations experience high ROI potential.

Some advantages of structured cabling systems include efficiency, redundancy, future usability, and flexibility.

The main structured cabling standards are ANSI/TIA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801.

In 1991, TIA & EIA published the first version of the commercial building telecommunications cabling system, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568 or TIA/EIA-568. The ANSI/TIA-568-C standard addresses:

  • Subsystems of the structured cabling system;
  • Minimum requirements for the telecommunications cabling;
  • Installation methods and networking practices;
  • Connector and pin assignments;
  • The life span of a telecommunications cabling system technology;
  • Media types and performance specifications for the latest backbone cabling;
  • Connecting the hardware performance specifications;
  • Recommended topology and distances;
  • The definitions of different cabling elements.

The ISO/EIC is the international standard that regulates structured cabling systems within an IT network. The ISO standards are strictly reviewed every five years.

Section 11801 deals with all the general standards for network cabling in commercial buildings, covering data, voice and video services, and copper and fibre optic cabling specifications.

There are four noteworthy international organizations developing standards in the telecommunication field:

  • IEEE, institute of electrical and electronics engineers;
  • UL, underwriters laboratories;
  • EIA, electronic industries alliance;
  • TIA, telecommunications industry association.

A structured cabling network consists of the following components:

  • Entrance facilities: an opening on the wall where the cabling is entering the premises. The cabling enters a room where other devices are deployed (network connection points, patch panels, equipment racks, hardware connectors, power supplies and protection devices for grounding, shielding and lightning protection).
  • Equipment room: the area where entrance cabling connects to the internal building wiring infrastructure. The equipment room must be environmentally controlled, so the temperature and humidity are maintained according to equipment vendor specifications;
  • Backbone cabling or riser cabling: the vital link between entrance facilities and telecommunication devices, equipment rooms, and different carrier spaces;
  • Telecommunications room and telecommunications enclosure: environment-controlled spaces. Hardware in these areas terminates horizontal and backbone cables. These locations are also where local cables (jumpers or patch cords) are used on patch panels to cross-connect different cables. ICs or MCs might also be installed here to provide additional connection resources;
  • Horizontal cabling is for serving the telecommunication resources to the users’ workspaces. The horizontal cabling runs from a user’s device to the nearest Telecommunication room. The maximum approved cable length for horizontal cabling is 295 feet;
  • Work area: the final point in the structured cable system. A wall outlet or jack connection should connect the telecom network to the user’s device

There are seven principles of structured cabling:

  • Versatility, considering when the structured cabling design should apply which types of connectors for the telecommunication equipment;
  • Extensibility, prescribing connectivity options for potential new devices;
  • Structuring, which stipulates the existence of clearly distinguished functional subsystems;
  • Reliability covers the steps to avoid signal distortion and considers the redundancy of major system components;
  • Compatibility, requesting the ability to use any standard network cad equipment, analog and digital telephone exchanges;
  • Redundancy, which prescribes that structured cabling should be designed for more jobs than there currently are in the given organization;
  • Standardization, prescribing that a structured cabling system should be carried out in accordance with applicable standards (international, european, american), such as ANSI / EIA / TIA 568, ISO/EIC, and others.