Increasing data rates: High scalability as A & O
However, if high flexibility in spatial design is not enough for you, you have to go one step further. Network solutions such as PreCONNECT® smartNET play in the top class. In addition to flexible room design, the cabling system comes with a high degree of flexibility in bandwidth expansion and the possibility of allocating data rates individually. This is made possible by office distributors (OD), which are connected in the tertiary area to the passive collection point either in a star or ring configuration and, as distributed systems, replace the classic centralised floor distributors.
Individual bandwidth supports investment security of the network solution
The individual allocation of data rates is particularly advantageous in companies where there are departments with different needs in terms of network performance. For example, the development department`s requirements are different from those of the sales department when processing CAD files. With the high scalability of the bandwidth, the arguments of future viability and investment security obviously have to be taken into account. We have seen it in the past: There is no such thing as "too much" bandwidth. The demand for speed is constantly increasing. More and more devices are being integrated into the office network. Video communication is increasing. So is the power for PoE devices, the use of Thin Clients and the number of WLAN access points. Cloud applications and innovative collaboration tools are on the rise. The building network is also increasingly being extended to industrial environments and IoT applications. All of this requires ever-increasing bandwidth. With no end to this trend in sight, high scalability is the name of the game.
Power over Ethernet: innovative network solution for Smart Offices
In the Smart Office area, PoE applications (Power over Ethernet), i.e. the power supply of end devices via a data cable, are becoming increasingly important. It's all about networking "things": Cameras, access control systems, lighting, room air conditioning and much more. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that this technology cannot be implemented with every cabling system. A major challenge is the heat problem that arises especially when long copper cables are used. This is not uncommon with classically structured cabling but is eliminated from the outset by the innovative architecture of PreCONNECT® smartNET. Since the tertiary cabling is reduced to a minimum here, the power loss that occurs with PoE is significantly reduced. However, the integration of IoT devices is extremely demanding on bandwidth. The Smart Office can only function if sufficient bandwidth is available. Therefore, it is crucial to rely on a network solution that focuses on the future-oriented fibre optic technology, which also offers sufficient scope for future application scenarios.
Would you like to learn more about Rosenberger OSI's network solutions? Then watch the recording of our webtalk on the topic "Networking the smart way: How your building network keeps pace with the requirements of the working world 4.0". Here we contrast the cabling systems and discuss how needs-based building cabling can contribute to secure and efficient digitalisation.