On its road to all-connected, the building is being transformed to take on the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), the increase in the number of users and connected devices, but also wireless access points wire and remote power supply, especially in meeting rooms. Traditional voice, data, image (VDI) networks have given way in recent years to structured cabling, with the main objective of supporting the exponential demand for speed.
Structured cabling, a new network architecture
All these developments make it possible to replace the traditional VDI network, made up of a multitude of various power supply and connection cables, into a structured cabling network. This structured cabling is characterized by one or more incoming connections, which connect the building to the rest of the network. These incoming connections irrigate the network equipment room which accommodates the computer servers which are themselves connected to the telecommunications rooms, also called technical rooms of floors or sub-distributors. It is here that the vertical network, which most of the time connects the telecommunications rooms to each other as well as the external networks, meets the horizontal network, which is the link between telecommunications rooms and each individual connector in offices or connected equipment. Finally, a patch cable connects the user’s equipment to the horizontal cabling.
The objective of structured cabling
Structuredcabling allows information to circulate as smoothly as possible between the different connection points and to provide a sufficiently large mesh to interconnect all the equipment and thus create a single network, using exclusively twisted pairs connected to the various points by the famous forbelRJ45 connectors. This type of Security Solutions differ from traditional VDI infrastructures, which are separated according to the type of equipment, whether it be communication, security or technical building management. You can have the details at the forbel website.
Saving time and money for network maintenance-management
Structured cabling, by supporting all building equipment, generates substantial savings in maintenance and management. In the case of a so-called conventional VDI network architecture, it is necessary to have one manager per type of network. In the case of an intelligent building, equipped with a structured cabling system, network management is therefore simplified and often entrusted as a whole to the IT department. In addition, IP networks are accessible from the outside or “remotable”. Management of the network and the equipment that makes it up can therefore be done from a single point, from the other side of the world.