As the uLAN™ (utility LAN) grows and more organizations strive to integrate physical security and building automation systems into their IP network, new challenges arise. Chief among these challenges is how to provide both power and data connectivity to devices that need to be positioned in locations far from the network hardware.
We’re all feeling the pressure to produce more with fewer resources. Many organizations are addressing this challenge through network convergence via the uLAN – an ecosystem of building automation devices (lights, security cameras, building automation sensors, and more) that are not traditionally Ethernet-enabled, but are now being connected and powered by the IP network.
IP convergence is among us. Every day, more and more devices are being connected to and powered by the network. In the enterprise environment especially, organizations are seeing the efficiency and cost-savings benefits of converging once-disparate building systems onto their IP networks.
Traditional LAN testing methodologies don’t accurately measure the performance of cabling under the strain of increasing bandwidth demand, high power PoE, and environmental noise. To address this challenge, Berk-Tek has developed a new testing methodology called the Converged Application (CA) Score.Traditional LAN testing methodologies don’t accurately measure the performance of cabling under the strain of increasing bandwidth demand, high power PoE, and environmental noise. To address this challenge, Berk-Tek has developed a new testing methodology called the Converged Application (CA) Score.
Almost everything in the enterprise is or can be connected and powered by the IP network. Once-disparate systems – VoIP, security, computers, WAPs, lighting, and even HVAC – are converging. AV is no exception.
Chances are, your network is probably already supporting not only computers, but VoIP phones, tablets, smartphones, security cameras, access control systems, other building automation devices, and possibly even A/V (via HDBASE-T). Advancements in wireless technologies (802.11ac) are also driving up the demand for lots more bandwidth. According to the current Cisco VNI forecast, global IP traffic is expected to nearly triple by 2020 from 2015.
Berk-Tek’s OneReach™ solution is a game changer for remote applications like security cameras, campus security phones and wireless access points. By combining fiber cable for long-distance data transmission and copper cable for PoE in a single composite cable, OneReach takes PoE and PoE+ to all new distances.
IP convergence is upon us, and it is continually evolving. Voice and data began using the same structured cabling system around the early 2000’s. Since then, each office or cubicle typically has had one or more four-drop outlets installed to connect and power all necessary devices.
A high-performing wireless network is no longer a perk. Customer satisfaction levels, basic business functions, education, and sometimes even lifesaving patient care are becoming dependent on the speed and effectiveness of your wireless network.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) isn’t new. Since its inception in 2003, more and more network designers are taking advantage of the cost savings of powering devices via their IP networks. One application that is quickly growing in popularity is PoE-powered IP lighting. Connecting and powering lighting devices through your IP network offers several benefits.
According to the current Cisco VNI forecast, global IP traffic is expected to nearly triple by 2020 from 2015. If you think about it, a 3X increase seems very reasonable. Your network is likely already supporting not only computers, but VoIP phones, tablets, smart phones, security cameras, access control systems, other building automation devices, and possibly even A/V (via HDBASE-T).
The building backbone needs to support a 10X transition from 1Gbps wall outlets to 10Gbps ceiling drops.
Due to the growing adoption of PoE (Power over Ethernet), the IEEE is working on a new PoE technology called 802.3bt. This new technology builds on existing technology developed with 802.3af (Type I: 15W of DC power) and 802.3at (Type II: 30W of DC power).
In the data center environment, migration paths are an important subject. Bandwidth demand is surging, brought on my exponential growth in the number of devices connected to IP networks, coupled with rapid expansion in the number and complexity of services managed by data centers. As a result, many data centers are being upgraded every 3-5 years. Determining a smart, cost-effective migration path early on is critical to the success of your organization.
If you’re responsible for Layer 1, shouldn’t you control all of Layer 1? We think so, and we understand through years of TEK Center testing that the transceiver can have a tremendous effect on your Layer 1 performance. When you source your transceivers from a trusted Layer 1 partner like Berk-Tek, you Own the Link.
As the demand for more bandwidth continues to increase, it is more critical than ever for your data center infrastructure to facilitate upgrades in data rates. Most enterprise data center operators are just beginning the shift to 10G servers. However, the push is on for 25G servers in web-scale facilities, and this change in line rate is fueling the momentum towards 400Gb and 1.6Tb switch connections.
A cable’s Converged Application (CA) Score is an indicator of how well IP traffic is protected and how much heat rise there is when the cable undergoes PoE testing. The score is represented by a numeric value between 1 and 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
In just a few short years, the connected world will experience explosive growth in bandwidth demand, an evolution in wireless technology, and a threefold increase in the amount of power transmitted through IP networks. Is your infrastruture designed and built with advanced technology that will hold up to these future demands?
There is no such thing as a “One Size Fits All” data center. Depending on the size of the organization and its business needs, the details of the data center can vary dramatically from one company to the next. But when planning a data center, whether it’s a new one or an addition to an existing data center, there are certain important considerations that everyone should take into account.
Berk-Tek understands the technical challenges involved with PoE and we have solutions specifically designed to solve these challenges.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) was first introduced in 2003 via 802.3af. This technology (also referred to as Type I) allowed power sourcing equipment (PSE) to transmit up to 15.4W of power to a powered device (PD) via twisted pair cabling (Category 5e). The powered device (PD) was assured to be 12.95W due to losses along the maximum channel length of 100 meters.
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