Testing Network Infrastructure

The infrastructure of a network can be summarised into two categories, passive cabling
and active equipment.
The passive cabling systems consists of the cable permanently installed in the facility,
the patch panels and outlets terminated at each end, optionally installed connection
(consolidation) points installed in a horizontal link and the equipment/patch cords used
to connect the cabling system to active equipment. This is true for nearly all systems
including data, voice, CCTV, access control, A/V, alarm, access control, and more. The
term “structured cabling” is used in various international standards to describe cabling
systems, which are often referred to as generic cabling systems. Meaning the cabling is
designed to support a number of systems and applications and is not proprietary to just
one application allowing end-users great flexibilit