A structured wiring panel, or media panel, can be installed while a home is under construction to provide a central location for a variety of cabling. This is a flush mounted panel, typically located in a walk-in closet, covered by a lid. An electric outlet is built into the base of the panel to allow for plugged in devices that may be located in the panel. Incoming TV/Satellite, telephone and Internet wires from the outside service panel are ran to the central panel. From there, each room’s TV jacks, telephone or data jacks are ran to the hub. Security cameras and other wiring may be ran to the panel as well.
Why? In today’s technology, with so many communications and entertainment sources in flux, homeowners need a way to adapt. With a centralized hub, these changes can be made without new wiring ran on the exterior of houses, or splices made in the attic.
For instance, a homeowner may move into a house and order Satellite TV service from a satellite provider and Internet and/or telephone from the local phone provider. The Satellite installer can use pre-wired satellite cabling that we installed, open up the media panel and connect the satellite wiring to the appropriate rooms. Then the Telephone/Internet service provider turns on service and installs a modem/router in the customer’s office. Everything is clean and in place. But a year or two passes, and the customer decides to switch providers to a bundled package offered by the TV cable company. The cable installer can go into the media panel and install their modem/router and make any changes they need in that box. Again, very clean, no need to run additional wires, and really no need to remove TV or phone jacks off of the wall. Finally, the homeowner may decide to connect a gaming device to the modem/router. With a properly terminated network cable in the media panel, this can easily.
Need a TV jack installed in a bedroom? Want to connect your gaming system to your computer network? How about an extra telephone line ran to your home office? The Satellite, Cable and Telephone companies will only run wires on the outside of your house and pop through an exterior wall to do these services. For liability reasons, they usually will not send a technician in your attic to do this work.
We will. We are experts at running wires and installing TV, telephone, and network jacks. When we’re done, it will look as if the jack has always been there.
Call for a free estimate – we’ll let you know if your project is doable.