Leviton’s Structured Media enclosure provides a centralized hub for the distribution of all of a home’s networking systems, providing homeowners with a reliable, secure, and flexible way of managing their wired homes. In bygone years, a home network needed only a cable TV connection and a phone line to be complete. Today’s homeowners, by contrast, expect the capability to perform many high-bandwidth activities, often simultaneously. Leviton’s Structured Media enclosure is an integral part of any structured wiring solution, enabling contractors and DIY homeowners to consolidate their home networking products into a single location.
At A Glance:
- Central distribution point for all of a home’s networking hubs
- Organizes telephone, TV, multiroom audio, and high-speed data for a home
- Includes cutout for power module for use with any active gear like ISP modems
- Can be surface-mounted or recessed
- Holds up to eight distribution modules
An Expandable Hub for Your Wired Home
A typical installation of the enclosure shows the components of a structured wiring solution (click to enlarge).
The 28-inch Structured Media enclosure is designed to organize and integrate all the networking needs of a three- to five-bedroom house, including a home office or den. The Structured Media enclosure provides a convenient termination point for wiring home runs from wall outlets and has the added benefit of cleaning up the haphazard tangles of wires that comprise most home networks. Based on the kind of structured hubs employed in commercial applications, it’s the ideal way to centralize the home’s telephone, television, multiroom audio, and high-speed data networks.
At 28 inches tall by 14 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep, the enclosure provides ample space for different distribution model configurations. Depending on selection and density, the enclosure comfortably houses up to eight distribution modules, such as coaxial cable-based signals or Cat 5e communications equipment. A cut-out in the base of the enclosure accommodates a power module for any active equipment that is placed in the enclosure (for example, modems, routers, or active switches).
Flexible Installation for Unique Needs
The Structured Media enclosure is designed to facilitate installation flexibility, reduce jobsite labor costs, and enable DIY installation—perfect for retrofits as well as new construction. Included in this kit is a corrugated mud guard that protects the interior of the enclosure. The enclosure can be mounted flush with a surface or mounted in wall. To prevent the enclosure from falling through wall studs during installation, the enclosure sidewalls feature positive tabs that can be folded out. The included enclosure cover, made of 18-gauge steel, features a ¾-inch overlap designed to mask any irregular drywall cuts, ensuring a clean-looking installation.
What’s in the Box
Included in this kit are one 28-inch metal Structured Media center, one flush-mount metal cover, one corrugated mudguard, four No. 10 1-inch wall mounting screws, and six self-healing foam grommets for cable routing.
|Up to eight distribution models can be mounted in the enclosure|
matrix using special push-lock pins (click each to enlarge).