When it comes to the structured cabling system, however,
the aesthetics of the components are often not considered.
So while space planners argue over carpet choices and wall
art, the decision criteria for physical layer projects are normally
limited to functionality and price – which makes
sense because most brands of cable managers, cable, and
patch panels offer both a similar appearance and performance
within defined requirements. Decisions based upon
function and price also makes sense because the structured
cabling system usually is hidden from view with cables
behind walls and within Telecommunications Rooms (TRs)....