Structured Cabling

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Structure Cabling / Low Voltage Wiring

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Structured Cabling Frequently Asked Questions

What is structured cabling?

Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of numerous types of cabling.

  • Category 5e
  • Category 6
  • Fiber optics
  • Modular connectors

Network cabling standards are used internationally and are published by ISO/IEC, CENELEC and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

What is the difference between Low Voltage wiring and Structured Cabling?

 

The simple answer is nothing.  Low Voltage wiring is another term for structured cabling.  These terms are interchangeable that refers to the wiring required to support service such as telephone, to complex infrastructure required for high definition video switching.

 

Do you need a license to install low voltage cables in Nevada?

Yes! In the state of Nevada it is a requirement to have a low voltage license to install cabling in business and homes. Please verify contractor licenses at "http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/contractor_search.html"  

Homeowners who us unlicensed contractors are not eligible for the Residential Recovery Fund, and by law a contract with an unlicensed contractor is null and void.

Low Voltage contractors license allows the installation, alteration, and repair of systems that use fiber optics or do not exceed 91 volts, including telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, computer networking systems, and landscape lighting.

It is unlawful for any person or combination of persons to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor within the state of Nevada or submit a bid on a job situated within this state without having an active license.

  • The first offense is a misdemeanor
  • Second offense a gross misdemeanor
  • Third offense a Class E Felony

-NRS 624.700

 

Why should I use OTS?

Orbis Tech Services is a licensed low voltage contractor (NCL 0078500) since 2013 but has a combined experience, in the industry, with over 35 years in residential, commercial, and government systems.  We are veteran owned and operated company that believes in quality and integrity.