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Our whitepapers inform about a wide variety of topics related to network technology and structured cabling in a compact form.
M8 and M12 for IE and Automation
Circular connectors are proving their worth in a huge variety of different applications like industrial communication, automation, robotics, physical security, energy plants and transportation. These different applications have one thing in common: The need a compact, space-saving connector that works safely and reliably in harsh environments. Circular connectors like the X-coded M12x1 transmits even up to 10 gigabits per second. This whitepaper focuses on the M8 and M12 circular connectors for OT and IT applications and compares them with the popular RJ45 connector.
Fiber Optic Connection: FTTH, FITB and beyond
Ever-increasing data rates push telephone cables in the access network to their limit. Highly sophisticated coding makes higher data rates possible, but more and more often, future-proof, high-performance connections are made of glass. From the network provider’s point of view, the network ends at the demarcation point, but the optical fiber has to be brought from there to the fiber outlet. Copper cables are installed from there to the rooms. Depending on the type of building and on the application, networks demand different designs. This white paper introduces the different typical scenarios in the different types of homes and commercial premises and shows proven solutions accordingly.
Powering IT devices over the data cabling
More and more devices and components in modern buildings are powered over the data cable, eliminating the need for an electrical socket. Investors and users profit from lower costs for installation and operation which helps to preserve tight IT and facilities budgets. This white paper introduces the different types of remote powering, their impact on the cabling infrastructure and what has to be kept in mind to ensure a safe and reliable network operation.
IT Connectors for harsh environments
Classical IT connectors like RJ45, LC duplex and MPO were originally designed for customer premises with protected environments. Nowadays devices that have, an IP connection are used literally anywhere, in industrial premises as well as in automotive applications, mining and many more indoor and outdoor applications. Harsh environments like those require durable connections. This whitepaper focuses on different operation conditions of IT connectors and the protective measures that go with it.
Standard-Compliant Cabling for 25 Gigabit Ethernet
Does the cabling for 25 Gigabit Ethernet have to transmit only frequencies up to 1250 MHz? Is the maximum channel length 30 metres or 50 metres? Are patch cords limited to 2 metres or are 3 metres fine as well? There are a number of different opinions and statements regarding 25 Gigabit Ethernet and many are incorrect. With that, there is significant risk that new cabling is not standard compliant, which can lead to problems and even to recourse claims. 25 Gigabit Ethernet demands carefully paying attention to details. This white paper addresses the technical requirements and standards’ specifications of cabling infrastructures for 25 Gigabit Ethernet and discusses the relevant standards in detail.
High-perfomance IT-cabling for schools
In order to make sure that the IT cabling of a school will work well for many years, some points have to be minded. This starts with the building itself. New constructions where the IT cabling is just added, are quite rare. In most cases, old buildings have to be retrofitted, which calls for expertise and appropriate product solutions. What’s even more: Most rooms and what they are used for differs from the rooms in other buildings. This white paper provides an overview of recommendations for the specific equipment of different rooms and the network structure and gives practical tips for the implementation of robust, future-proof and economical cabling.
SPE and PoDL
With its simple and efficient cabling infrastructure, Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) solves the problem of elaborate cabling. Thin one-pair cables and small, space-saving connectors minimize cabling effort. They need less space, cause less installation effort and much lower material costs. In addition to that, sensors, actuators, controllers and devices can be powered via Power over Data Lines (PoDL). With Single Pair Ethernet, Ethernet becomes the uniform communication protocol on all levels of industrial automation and building automation. This whitepaper introduces the various SPE types and the cabling components that go with them and also covers Power over Data Lines (PoDL) in detail.
MPTL, direct attach cabling and E2E link
Wherever telecommunication outlets and patch cords are unwanted for security or aesthetical reasons, connecting electronic devices to the horizontal cable can be a great alternative. The same applies to cabling in confined spaces and distributors with high port densities. In such situations, modular plug terminated links (MPTLs), direct attach cabling and end-to-end links (E2E links) have proven their worth. This white paper focuses on these three link types, their features and benefits, the appropriate standards and on the dos and donts when testing the links.
More and more devices and components are installed in and on the ceilings of offices, industrial plants, shopping malls and hotels – and more and more of them come with an IP port, and so the term “digital ceiling“ was coined. The standards recognize different cabling structures, each of them offering specific benefits. This white paper focuses on digital ceiling applications and on the IT infrastructures that go with them.
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