Cabling Technologies (CTi) is a marketing and sales firm operating in the information technology (IT) management and construction space. CTi is the field salesforce for 10 IT manufacturers. CTi’s geographic focus is the state Florida. With nearly a decade of success and more than $25 million annual sales dollars, CTi has grown to become a proven critical partner in the deployment of local area bandwidth and IP technologies. Access the Our Core Function tab for a breakdown CTi’s core business function.
CTi Mission Statement
Cabling Technologies, Inc. (CTi) is an IT manufacturer’s sales representative firm dedicated to providing Florida’s end-users, contractors, consultants, integrators, and distributors with complete, end-to-end, high-performance solutions that meet all of their infrastructure needs.
CTi Selling Solutions on Layers 0,1,2 & 3 – What is the OSI model? What is the new Layer Zero?
The Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI Reference Model or OSI Model) is an abstract description for layered communications and computer network protocol design. It was developed as part of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) initiative. In its most basic form, it divided network architecture into seven layers which, from top to bottom, are the Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data-Link, and Physical Layers. It was therefore often referred to as the OSI Seven Layer Model.
What defines a Layer?
A layer is a collection of conceptually similar functions that provide services to the layer above it and receives service from the layer below it. For example, a layer that provides error-free communications across a network provides the path needed by applications above it, while it calls the next lower layer to send and receive packets that make up the contents of the path.
Legrand | Ortronics is revolutionizing networking by adding a new layer to the traditional network architecture. The OSI network model is the accepted framework for network design and suggests seven layers to use for network planning. The bottom layer of this model is Layer One – the physical layer, which is the structured cabling itself, but what Layer One does not include is the physical SUPPORT, or the infrastructure, for the cabling.
Legrand | Ortronics introduces Layer Zero as a new foundation for the OSI model to address the critical role that infrastructure plays in network performance and provide a new level of stability to the network. This innovative approach to network design emphasizes best practices in pathway and physical support design to maximize network performance in data center or LAN environments.
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Prior to Layer Zero, the Physical Layer was the first level in the seven-layer OSI model of computer networking. It translates communications requests from the Data Link Layer into hardware-specific operations to effect transmission or reception of electronic signals.
The Physical Layer is a fundamental layer (along with Layer Zero) upon which all higher level functions in a network are based. However, due to the plethora of available hardware technologies with widely varying characteristics, this is perhaps the most complex layer in the OSI architecture.
CTi has many physical layer solutions. Additionally we offer products that test through layers 2 & 3. This breadth of product makes CTi a critical partner in technology deployment.
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