Better design can reduce your cost of traditional cabling and ensures available bandwidth for future needs. Smart Buildings continue to be driven by structured cabling and the associated network infrastructure. When designing these networks, excessive copper runs can be replaced with higher bandwidth fiber deeper to the edge, and the latest wireless connectivity to meet mobility requirements.
The extension of fiber optics deeper in the building provides bandwidth for video – surveillance video, video conferencing, digital signage and more. Additional bandwidth is there for other systems now running over IP networks such as Audio/Visual, Voice Over IP, Access Control, Paging, Building Controls, etc. When more fiber is available, then copper ethernet runs are fewer and shorter.