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What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)

What is BIM? BIM is a business process for generating, leveraging and managing building data to design, construct and operate the building during its lifecycle. It covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components, project management, and post-construction facilities management. BIM uses 3D, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to […]

Infrastructure 11 January 2017

7 Benefits of Patch-by-Exception

From operational and cost savings to advantages in manageability, security, and aesthetics, Patch-by-Exception delivers a range of benefits as a structured cabling solution. Below we explore 7 additional areas that benefit from PBE. 7 Patch-by-Exception Benefits Added Security In PBE, all active equipment can be safely locked away in cabinets, as cabling technicians do not […]

Enterprise Infrastructure 4 January 2017

Structured Cabling Solutions – PBE: Moves, Adds and Changes

Patch-by-Exception (PBE) offers multiple advantages as a structured cabling solution, from cost and operational benefits to installation, administration and maintenance advantages. Additionally, PBE presents advantages when it comes to moves, adds and changes. Patch-by-Exception and Moves, Adds and Changes We’ve previously explored what PBE is, and how it works when it comes to disconnection modules. […]

Enterprise Infrastructure 21 December 2016

Understanding The Cost and Operational Benefits of Patch-by-Exception

The Cost and Operational Benefits of Patch-by-Exception As we have previously explored, Patch-by-Exception is an alternative cabling solution that offers multiple benefits; from improved performance, to better manageability, security, and aesthetics. However, PBE also presents cost and operational advantages, which we will explore below. The Cost Benefits of Patch-by-Exception PBE design not only provides industry-leading […]

Enterprise Infrastructure 14 December 2016

What Is Patch-by-Exception and Why Do We Need It?

Patch-by-Exception For engineers looking for an easy, inexpensive yet high performing cabling alternative, Patch-by-Exception offers a solid solution. Helping to save time and money while improving performance, manageability, security and aesthetics, we explore what Patch-by-Exception is, and the need behind its use. Why We Need Patch-by-Exception The most common method of installing communications cabling systems […]

Enterprise Infrastructure 9 December 2016

A Simple Guide to Cable Standards and Specifications

Characteristics of Different Cable Standards and Specifications: The characteristics of different cabling options are by their nature complicated to capture in a simple manner. That is why there are pages and pages of specifications that cover them in detail. However in an attempt to provide a very simple guide, below are short descriptions of the cable […]

Fiber Optic Infrastructure 17 February 2016

Crosstalk Performance: Cables, Connectors, Cords

Historical Crosstalk Performance: Historically, crosstalk was attributed primarily to the cables, but as LAN speeds increased and the cables improved, other channel components started to contribute to the crosstalk performance. The cumulative effect became known as Composite Crosstalk, and the primary channel components that contribute to this are the cords, connecting hardware and cable. It […]

Infrastructure 4 February 2016

The Methodology for Crosstalk Measurement

Cabling Crosstalk Measurement As mentioned in our previous blog, Crosstalk is probably the most important characteristic of copper cabling for high speed data applications. It can be described as the undesired energy appearing in one signal path as a result of coupling from other signal paths. Signals induced from crosstalk can also be significant enough […]

Infrastructure 27 January 2016

Impedance, Channel Return Loss, Attenuation & Crosstalk

Understanding the difference between Impedance, Channel Return Loss, Attenuation and Crosstalk This blog looks at each of the following; Impedance, Channel return loss, Attenuation and crosstalk in more detail below; Understanding Impedance The Impedance of a circuit is the total opposition that a circuit offers to the flow of alternating current (AC), for example a […]

Infrastructure 19 January 2016

Cabling Performance, Channel Capacity and Digital Signal Processing

“The Limit is Set By The Presence of Noise” In a previous blog post, multilevel encoding was discussed as a means to improve the bandwidth-efficiency of a system. However, is there a limit on the number of levels? Yes, the limit is set by the presence of noise. If levels are added, a point is reached […]

Infrastructure 13 January 2016