Cabling Glossary

Glossary Term Description
CP

Consolidation Point; termination point providing additional flexibility at the user location

CPR

Construction Product regulation

Cross-Connect

An administration subsystem for cross-patching services

Data Centres

A place that is built to store data and the personnel are only there to service the equipment and building.

dB

Decibel

DCIM

Data Centre infrastructure management system

EF

Encircled flux - encircled flux (ef), defines the integral of power output of the fiber over the radius of the fiber.

EF

Entrance facility

EIA

Electronic industries alliance.

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility. The ability of electrical and electronic equipment to co-exist without unacceptable interference

EMC Directive

The European Directive containing legislation to support the application of rf emission, conducted disturbance and noise immunity standards

EME

Electromagnetic interference

End-To-End Branded System:

Cable and connectivity are all branded with a single brand name. It can be supplied by one supplier or sourced from different manufacturers. A warranty is always offered

EOR

End of row network design means each server in individual racks are connected to a common eor aggregation switch directly, without connecting to individual switches in each rack

Ethernet

A LAN technology initially based on CSMA/CD techniques, developed by Xerox, intel and dec. Switched Ethernet does not use Csma/CD

Ethernet IEEE 802.3ah.

A standard describing the provision of Ethernet over subscriber loop cabling, operating at 100/1000 Mbit/s in the first mile (efm) full-duplex over optical fibre and 2/10 Mbit/s full-duplex over copper cabling

FD

Floor Distributor

FEXT

Far End Cross-Talk

Fibre Channel

A high-speed system bus, specified to support data transfer between hosts, host-to-storage device and channel-to-LAN

Flow Control

A mechanism used to manage the frame/packet transfer rate between devices on a network

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