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Your Low Voltage Specialists. Structured Wire Networks for Residential Construction. Presented By:Steve Holzinger Zinger Cable Office: 281-364-8590 Cell: 281-772-3001. (Press F5 to start slide show, then click mouse to change slides). First things first…….

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Structured wire networks for residential construction

Your Low Voltage Specialists

Structured Wire Networks for Residential Construction

Presented By:Steve Holzinger

Zinger Cable

Office: 281-364-8590

Cell: 281-772-3001

(Press F5 to start slide show, then click mouse to change slides)


Structured wire networks for residential construction

First things first…….

Don’t confuse a structured wire network

with a Home Automation System


Structured wire networks for residential construction

A structured wire system distributes high speed broadband signals for telephone, data and video.

A home automation system controls existing sub-systems such as HVAC, lighting and appliances. It may use structured wire or existing copper electrical distribution wire.


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Why are Structured Wire Networks Important?

Four important events have set the stage for an electronic revolution in the home.

1. The 1996 Telecommunication Act deregulated the services that telephone companies, TV providers, electric utilities and gas utilities offer to the consumer

2. The FCC has mandated that all TV broadcasts in the U.S. be in digital format by 2006

3. The rapidly growing phenomena of tele-commuting and home offices

4. For the first time in history, an entire generation has grown up with personal computers as part of their daily lives


What is structured wire

What is Structured Wire?

Structured wire is a low-voltage, high-performance system that is capable of broadband distribution of telephone, data and video.

The telephone and data cable is composed of four twisted pairs of high capacity copper wire enclosed in an insulated sheath. This is commonly referred to as category 5 or 5E (enhanced) cable, CAT5 for short.

The most widely accepted structured cable for video (TV) is RG-6 coax with quad shielding.


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Table of Twisted Pair Category Wire


Structured wire networks for residential construction

RG6 Coax Cable

Coaxial (Coax) cable is used to carry cable TV, satellite TV, FM signals and data. It is composed of a center copper wire, wrapped with a layer of insulation, then a tubular conductor and a second layer of insulation on the outside.

RG6 coax cable replaces RG59 as the current industry standard because it supports greater bandwidth with less interference and signal loss.


Structured wire networks for residential construction

What is a Structured Wire Network?

A structured wire network is an integrated wiring system that enables the simultaneous distribution of broadband signals into the home, out of the home and between electronic devices within the home.

A structured wire network can create a LAN (local area network) throughout the home.

Multifunctional universal network wall outlets can provide access to a wide variety of home electronic enhancements.

 Telephone

Cable TV

Satellite TV

 Home Automation

 Internet Access

Computers & Networking

 Fax Machine

Home Theatre

Security Monitoring


Structured wire networks for residential construction

A structured wire network offers these benefits:

 High-speed Internet access, via cable modem or DSL

 Internet access from multiple computers simultaneously

 Multiple computers can share files and peripheral equipment

 Multiple incoming phone lines can be distributed to multiple locations in the home

 Cable TV and/or satellite TV can be distributed to multiple locations in the home without degradation of signal quality.

 A VCR or DVD can distribute video signals from one TV to other TV’s in the house

 Security cameras linked to TV’s

 Enables security system monitoring from an outside service

 Integrated control of subsystems (HVAC, lighting, security, sprinkler, etc.)


Structured wire networks for residential construction

A structured wire network includes these features:

Distribution panel

Structured wire to and from the distribution panel to the demarcation point on the outside of the home

Structured wire to and from the distribution panel to each designated network wall outlet

Structured wire to and from the distribution panel to a satellite dish location

The electrical connectors and multi media wall outlets

Individual modules that plug into the distribution panel to expand or enhance the capabilities of the network


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Structured Wire Hardware Specifications

1. Telephone & data wire

a. Cat 5/5E or

b. Cat 6

  • Video & data wire

a. RG6 coax

b. Quad shield

3. Multi-media wall plates (available 2,4,6 or 8 ports)

a. CAT 5/5e connections

1. Telephone – RJ-11 or

2. Data – RJ-45 or

3. Audio – RCA jack

b. RG-6 ports for TV or Data


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Hardware Specifications (con’t)

4. Distribution Panel

a. expandable plug-in design

b. 4 x 8 telephone module

c. reverse feed video capabilities

d. ethernet module

e. surge protection

5. Options

a. satellite pre-wire

b. satellite dish

c. Video and/or audio amplifier

d. security camera module & power supply

e. additional multi-media outlets

f. additional stand-alone phone outlets

g. 4 x 12 phone module

h. 8 x 16 phone module


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Structured Wire Topography Specifications

1. The distribution panel shall be located inside the conditioned space of the house, not an outside wall. At least one 110v a.c. electrical outlet shall be located at the distribution panel or the distribution panel may be “straight” wired.

2. Two category 5/5e cables and two RG6 coax cables shall be run from the distribution panel to the demarcation point on the outside of the house.

 One category 5 for data (DSL)

 One category 5 for telephone

 One category RG6 for data (cable modem)

 One category RG6 for cable TV

3. Category 5/5e cable and RG6 coax shall be run directly from the distribution panel to each multi-media wall outlet and directly back to the distribution panel. This method is commonly referred to as “home run” or “star” wiring.


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Topography Specifications (cont.)

4. Three RG6 coax cables can be run from the central distribution panel to the southern area of the attic for a satellite dish. Allow an adequate length of coax cable in the attic to properly locate the satellite dish.

 One RG6 coax cable for an off-air antenna

 Two RG6 coax cables for dual LNB satellite dishes

5. Structured wire shall not be bent beyond a 90° angle.

6. Structured wire shall not be bent beyond a 4” radius.

7. Structured wire shall not be pulled with a force greater than 25 lbs.

8. Structured wire and electrical wire shall cross at a 90° angle only.


Structured wire networks for residential construction

Topography Specifications (cont.)

9. All structured wiring cables will be labeled and a wiring diagram will be provided at the end of the job for the homeowner.

10. The entire structured wire network shall be certified after installation to confirm category 5/5e performance from end to end.

11. The entire structured wire network shall be installed according to EIA/TIA 570A standards and any other applicable standards.


Example of distribution panel

Example of Distribution Panel


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