The distribution center is the heart of the home network system. In fact, it is the central hub that everything connects to in the hetwork. This includes wire connections, cable connections, and distribution modules. To examine the breakdown of the distribution, let's look at it from start to finish.
First, let's consider incoming cables. These cables include TV cables from either antennas or from a dish or cable company, telecommunication cables including phone lines and/or internet connection cables, etc... These cables enter the home via service entrances and are routed to the network system distribution center. These are the incoming lines that will distribute these signals throughout your home.
Along with TV and phone lines, you can also feed signals like DVD, VCR (for video), stereo audio, computer networks and other devices into your networking center. Think of it as a massive collecting point. Once it reaches the distribution center, it can be redirected to any room or rooms in your home.
Ok, so we know how and what comes into the distribution center, but where and how does the outputs from each connect in rooms? Multimedia outlets are placed in the rooms that are to have one or all of the above connections. Through these quick-connect device outlets, you can easily connect your favorite electronic device and have a functioning device in no time. These connections are usually made in a box or opening within the wall cavity, as opposed to suface mounting, although that is an option.
A typical network distribution center has three distict portions. The top section is used for connecting video distribution modules. The middle section handles the many home network modules like phone and computer connections. And then there's the lwer section that houses the distribution center's power supply, usually a 120-volt, 15-amp circuit feeding a receptacle. This whole assembly is housed in a heavy-gauged steel box with plastic covers. The box is designed to fit between the studs of a house, typically 16” on center. When installed, they are neatly tucked in a wall and the faceplates are flush with the wall face. Take control of your home's voice, data, and video signals today by installing a home network distribution center.