CEDIA dives deep into VDV cabling

New white paper aims to demystify voice-data-video infrastructure cabling for all manner of residential projects.

This photo won the ‘Best Dressed System’ award at the CEDIA 2016 show. The award-winning installation was created by Admit One Home Systems, Inc. of Edina, MN.
This photo won the ‘Best Dressed System’ award at the CEDIA 2016 show. The award-winning installation was created by Admit One Home Systems, Inc. of Edina, MN.
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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards, and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families.

"This white paper takes care to break down -- in great detail -- the various media and their potential use cases. Important information that integrators need to know," CEDIA Senior Director of Technology and Standards Walt Zerbe said. "Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data, and Video aims to demystify infrastructure cabling in all manner of residential projects. From the history and properties of each medium to advice on future-proofing, this paper is broad-reaching."

Focus areas include cable geometry, shielding, power, applications, and certification. Three cable families -- balanced twisted pair, optical fiber, and coaxial cable -- are examined by the white paper.

The document, which was crafted with contributions from CEDIA Director of Technical Research David Meyer and CEDIA volunteers, also includes a supplemental overview of cable jacket fire ratings.

"The latest global standards for residential infrastructure cabling go far beyond what many integrators are currently pulling through homes," says Meyer. "As a key component to any building, integrators need to get infrastructure cabling right to ensure an upgrade path for faster network and video demands. The information contained in this white paper will help them do that."

In-depth white papers are one element of CEDIA's efforts to help busy home technology professionals more easily understand constantly-evolving technologies and industry standards. So far this year, CEDIA has released Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and VideoAn Integrators Guide to Video: Resolution, and Securing the Residential Network.

Three more white papers are slated to debut by year's end, says the consortium.

View all CEDIA white papers.

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