Blog : Smart Connections

  • Office & Enterprise

    Mike Holmes Sep 2, 2022

    How to plan for a Smart Building?

    In previous blog posts we’ve established what makes a building intelligent and expanded on some of the benefits Smart Buildings can bring. But how do you plan and deploy an intelligent network inside your building?

  • Office & Enterprise

    Mike Holmes Aug 9, 2022

    The benefits of Smart Buildings

    In a previous blog post we explained the difference between Intelligent or Smart Buildings and Building Automation systems. In this post we expand on some of the benefits that Smart Buildings can offer.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Mike Holmes Aug 3, 2022

    How do Smart Buildings differ from Building Automation Systems?

    The future is bright for Smart Buildings. The growth of intelligent device deployment is forecasted to accelerate in the next couple of years. But what makes a Building intelligent? And where does it differ from a traditional Building Automation system?

  • Office & Enterprise

    Nancy De Clerck Jul 20, 2022

    Category 5e – the end of an era?

    Not every office is created equal. Its future use and occupancy will determine which cabling infrastructure you will need. Get it wrong the first time and you are likely to have to re-cable or mitigate at some point to keep up with future demands. This post will look at where Category 6A cabling is recommended in new and upgraded buildings and Category 6 has superseded Category 5e as the minimum grade.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Rahul Rathod Mar 10, 2022

    Single Pair Ethernet in Smart Buildings

    Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is a technology which is quickly gaining interest as a solution to support the large number of facilities management devices and sensors used in Smart Buildings. This post looks at the benefits a SPE network could bring, the standards developed, and Nexans’ view on how best to incorporate SPE into your cabling infrastructure.

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