Blog : Smart Connections

  • Data Centres

    Nancy De Clerck May 3, 2021

    Data centre fire shows importance of CPR compliant cabling infrastructure

    The night of March 10 2021 saw one of four data centres operated by OVH in Strasbourg completely destroyed by fire. The consequences for their customers were immediate and the costs of repair for the operator enormous. But such fires aren’t rare. Each serves as a reminder of the importance of a flame retardant cabling infrastructure to help protect a building’s occupants, rescue teams and technical equipment.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Jan Middeldorf Apr 20, 2021

    DICE rolls out for innovative digital ceiling solutions

    “DICE”, an innovative network switch designed specifically to form the heart of Digital Ceiling solutions, is the latest addition to Nexans’s LANactive Fiber-To-The-Office (FTTO) concept. The LANactive XGigaSwitch DICE, to give it its full name, is another major step in the development of our expanding product platform that supports high bandwidth (10G) and high power (PoE++) for smart building applications with flexible, future-proof IT network solutions.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Didier Willems Mar 8, 2021

    The 4 Types of PoE

    When Power over Ethernet (PoE) was first standardised in 2003 nobody could have predicted how important and globally dynamic its market would be today. Under the stimulus of IP Convergence and the Internet of Things a wide variety of end devices were introduced into the network. And all require power. With time, the need for more power forced standardisation body IEEE to ratify higher power levels of PoE. This post looks at the 4 PoE Types and the power each delivers to the end device.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Didier Willems Feb 8, 2021

    Why you should consider Power over Ethernet

    Network convergence in modern buildings brings more end devices such as Wireless Access Points, IP cameras or VoIP phones onto the LAN. But each of these devices requires power to operate. This post looks at how Power over Ethernet (PoE) can help deliver that power and what your network requires.

  • Office & Enterprise

    Géraud DANZEL d'AUMONT Jan 26, 2021

    Keep up with network demands while meeting your sustainability goals

    As the number of devices, users, applications and networks continues to grow, so does the global carbon footprint. Which actions can you take to ensure you keep up with the network requirements of today and tomorrow while also doing your part to reduce CO2 emissions.

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