Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling Solutions

Many IT administrators keep hearing the complaint that the network is down because of some or the other reason. Various researches indicate that in many cases, the network is down on account of inferior cabling systems. And installing standards-complaint structured cabling systems can eliminate much of this downtime. Another important factor that needs to be taken into account is that the structured cabling system, though it outlives most other networking components, represents just five percent of the total network investment.

The structured cable is the only one that needs to be installed to contend with the needs of telephone and data communications now and in the future. It is a system that provides a very "structured" approach to the entire cabling system - a single-mixed media network that handles all information traffic like voice, data, video, and even big complex building management systems. In brief, it could be described as a system that comprises a set of transmission products, applied with engineering design rules that allow the user to apply voice, data, and signals in a manner that maximizes data rates. Structured cabling divides the entire infrastructure into manageable blocks and then attempts to integrate these blocks to produce the high-performance networks that we have now come to rely on. To the user, this means investment protection.

In addition to investment protection, structured cabling also provides administrative and management capabilities. All cables originating from the different work locations are terminated on a passive centralized cross-connect in the network room. Simple labelling and colouring mechanisms provide for easy and quick identification of work outlets. Hence, it creates a single point for all administrative and management requirements. Another underlying factor is management of change. It must be realized that system architectures keep changing as the system evolves. And the cabling architecture should be able to change with minimal inconvenience. The provision of a central administrative panel provides the flexibility to make additions, moves, and changes. The changes can be facilitated with simple switch over of patch cords. Apart from this, structured cabling is also technology independent.

The advantages of Structured cabling are: :
  • Consistency – A structured cabling systems means the same cabling systems for Data, voice and video.
  • Support for multi-vendor equipment – A standard-based cable system will support applications and hardware even with mix & match vendors.
  • Simplify moves/adds/changes – Structured cabling systems can support any changes within the systems.
  • Simplify troubleshooting – With structured cabling systems, problems are less likely to down the entire network, easier to isolate and easier to fix.
  • Support for future applications – Structured cabling system supports future applications like multimedia, video conferencing, etc. with little or no upgrade pain.

Another advantage of structured cabling is fault isolation. By dividing the entire infrastructure into simple manageable blocks, it is easy to test and isolate the specific points of fault and correct them with minimal disturbance to the network. A structured approach in cabling helps reduce maintenance costs too. Structured cabling system is fast becoming the norm for small, medium and large networks. We say it is a life-long investment which requires extensive engineering & design to be laid out correctly to minimize interference, wire cluttering &reduce distances & costs. CTL is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality of work & an optimum use of resources when cabling their voice/data infrastructures CTL employs several methods : in premises cabling it is possible to use both - balanced copper & fiber-optic cabling and components as well as balanced copper cabling and components. The campus backbone employs only fiber optic cables and components.

Campus Backbone

The campus backbone cabling interconnects the individual buildings of a site. The center of this cabling subsystem is the campus distributor. For the campus backbone with its relatively long transmission links only fiber optic cabling is suitable. The campus backbone employs mainly single-mode-fiber cables that are outstanding for their low loss and high bandwidth. A further argument for fiber optic cables in this area is their electromagnetic immunity (EMI).

Building Backbone

MThe connection between the building distributor and the various floor distributors is known as the building backbone and forms the vertical riser in the building. With bandwidth requirements increasing, it is advisable to use fiber optic cables in this area also for enhanced future proofing (usually multimode-fiber cables). However, shielded “high-end” copper data cables (bandwidths up to 1200 MHz) can also be used in the building backbone for distances of up to 100 m.

Horizontal Subsystem

The horizontal subsystem mainly employs balanced copper cables. The cabling is configured as a star radiating out from the floor distributor to the individual outlets. The distance here should, however, not exceed 90m - otherwise the cabling will not conform to the standards. A further option in the horizontal subsystem is “fiber-to-the-desk”, i.e. fiber optic cabling right up to the workplace. This is employed for very high bandwidth requirements or for long distance.

Copper Solutions

Cat.7 is the highest performance standards compliant copper solution available in the market. The Category 7/Class F solution provides backwards-compatible performance beyond 600MHz and features the revolutionary GG45 connector.

Cat.6 is considered as the best horizontal solution for most enterprise requirements by combining high Category 6/Class E performance for today, room for growth tomorrow, and high reliability and efficiency.

Cat.5 systems are made to the same high standards and provide all the benefits of a matched, integrated system but are intended for situations where only Category 5e/Class D performance is considered necessary.

Fiber Optic Cabling


The global requirement for advances in digital technology, communication and information increases by the day. Data traffic is growing at an explosive rate. Transmission speeds need to increase in line with these trends. This calls for high performance transmission media. The response has been the worldwide adoption of fiber-optic (FO) cables.

Optical fiber technology has become an integral part of the networks of today. Internet access, client server applications, web hosting and data storage must be handled by the network. These need a customized system that allows maximizing the space and minimizing the time and money.

Fiber optics in security

The new generation intrusion detection system utilizes the unique qualities of optical fibers, lasers and high-speed computers to produce a highly effective, robust and reliable distributed sensor. Fiber optic sensing system has made it to be used in protection of pipelines fences. The system requires no power no electronics in the field to provide high fidelity detection of vibration and movement along the length of the fiber.

The cost of optical fiber technology continuing to decrease, many of today’s businesses are utilizing this technology in building distribution and/or workstation applications. Optical fiber’s inherent immunity to both electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio interference (RFI), and its relatively lightweight and enormous bandwidth capabilities make it ideal for voice, video and high speed.

Multi-mode Fiber

These ranges offer fully standard compliant OM1, OM2 & OM3 supporting up to 10G - moreover offering extended distance support through laser-optimized fibers.

The 62.5µ version supporting 1Gbps up to 600 m,

The 50µ version supporting 1Gbps up to 800 m.


The singlemode fiber range for long distance support of up to 10 km for 10 Gbps.

  • Fiber splicers
  • Distribution systems for fiber optic cables the demands on fiber optic distribution in the various cable networks and architectures do not differ significantly from each other. The universal requirement is for reliability, easy servicing and modularity for future expansions and modifications in all LAN WAN Networks. Unwired Modules to full pre-wired are used according to design and requirement.
  • Fiber optic connectors Fiber-optic connectors form the interface between cable and transmission equipment and provide for termination and distribution in cable systems. Unlike fusion splices, fiber optic connectors offer a simple and effective method of connecting and reconnecting fibers. They comprise of two plugs that are joined together by an adapter.
Wireless Network (WiFi Networks & Hotspots)

CTL is a partner with OEMs to provide the most complete Wifi solutions ranging from access points to cards and security switches.

Our solutions offer customers multiple benefits :-
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Reduced moving and cabling costs
  • Reduced installation and maintenance costs
  • Protection of existing investments
  • Mobility advantages without compromising security

WLANs continue to experience phenomenal growth during the past few years. Today, enterprises are looking to implement Wireless LAN solutions across entire campus facilities, with requirements that include security, manageability, and flexibility with seamless roaming. Cost-conscious enterprises are looking for a simple, efficient way to extend their existing wired LAN infrastructure into the wireless environment. But they want more than connectivity. They want to provide their mobile workers with advanced tools and applications like Telephony, ERP/CRM and Internet/Email access. The WLAN serves many environments from the simplest small office to large enterprise corporations, from educational institutions, manufacturing floors and health care environments. WLANs can be applied to just about any environment that requires seamless and effortless communication and installation. It delivers robust, high-bandwidth, long-range communication. With its unique feature set and flexible architecture, the WLAN Series offers an enhanced user experience through true flexibility, total security, and integrated management.

CTL Certifies the cabling system for 20 Years, provides the following :
  • Guaranteed Parts
  • Guaranteed Installation
  • Guaranteed Channel Performance
  • Guaranteed Application Support
  • Guaranteed Quality of Service