As the world is embracing a more digital footprint, the need for reliable connectivity is vital. From pediatric and general practitioners’ offices, to nursing homes, urgent care and hospitals, every facet of healthcare is looking to ensure secure, stable connectivity to provide critical services. The Houston market is no exception to this need.
What is structured cabling?
Structured cabling is comprised of six components – entrance facilities, equipment room, backbone cabling, telecommunications room, horizontal cabling and work area. The cables, per the American National Standards Institute and Telecommunications Industry Association, are a series of standard shapes and when combined together provide a convenient, repeatable, and easily implemented framework for installing telecommunications cabling.
Through structured cabling, the installation of cable infrastructure is greatly simplified and provides support to a wide variety of voice and data communications equipment. From installing a coaxial outlet in a patient’s room to wiring the various floors of a hospital to providing wireless connectivity throughout a facility, each system is able to function thanks to the cabling.
What role does structured cabling play in healthcare facilities?
Nurse workstations, patient rooms, operating theatres and waiting areas across a hospital’s campus all lean on networks in order to function at their best 24/7/365. Speed is vital to ensure care is provided promptly, thus creating a need for system integration. Networks must be able to support all end points and devices, meaning the right cables must be in place to provide data speeds, reliability, and power that healthcare facilities demand.
Structured cabling can provide power and connect diagnostic equipment, access control, patient information systems, telemedicine, intercom and call system, security cameras and alarms, and visitor WiFi access. By having these cables in an organized manor, access to address an issue becomes easy and turnaround time cut in half.
E2 Optics helping the Houston healthcare market meet industry standards
In addition to providing better connectivity, structured cabling also helps the healthcare industry meet a number of telecommunication standards including one of the most important – ANSI/TIA-1179-A. E2 Optics technicians are trained with the latest in industry standards and receive industry certifications to ensure your project is performed with the latest industry knowledge.
Our work in the Houston area touches some of the largest healthcare providers. From structured cabling to Wireless/DAS access, E2 Optics is helping the area move into the technology era seamlessly.
By keeping your healthcare facility up to industry standards, you can rest assured your facility’s infrastructure can support the latest technological advancements. Ultimately freeing your team up to do what they do best – provide patient care.
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Enrique Zavala, RCDD/OSP
Enrique Zavala is an experienced leader in the telecommunications industry with more than 28 years of experience. He is Registered Communications Distribution Designer, OSP Specialist, Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM) , BICSI Certified Trainer ,ITS BICSI Technician, PIM Master Certified , Line Sweep Certified, OSHA Authorized Trainer, and Certified Safety and Health Official. His specialties include Infrastructure Design, DAS, Construction Management, Project Safety, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Implementation.