Network technology is constantly reaching new levels of excellence all over the world. Swiss cabling specialist R&M is making a major contribution to this with research, development, new products and pioneering installations. In its specialist magazine CONNECTIONS No. 48, R&M reports on current examples, trends and tips for installers and network planners.
The lead story focuses on the digital revolution. Billions of extra devices will be connected with the Internet in the coming years. The challenges for the IT, communication and network industries are considerable. R&M details significant trends and business opportunities in the magazine. They include five tips for planners and project leads on how to ensure reliable infrastructures for a highly networked world.
CONNECTIONS features recent projects which are already equipped for the greater demands being made on networks. The spectrum ranges from the ecologically exemplary Swisscom data center in Bern-Wankdorf – in which R&M was involved with the wiring – through the massive IKEA furnishing store in Sydney to the highest office complex in Poland. But the Formula 1 racing circuit in Sochi, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Jungfraubahnen Management AG all also rely on premium cabling systems from R&M.
Another focus in the magazine is modern office cabling. It has to be prepared for an explosion in the performance of WLAN antennas and for a quantum leap in data transmission. The specialist authors at R&M provide tips on the careful planning of cabling for radio networks of the IEEE 802.11ac generation – also referred to as WLAN Wave2.
While the demands ultra-quick data transmission is making on network technology are increasing rapidly, installers are expected to wire faster, more efficiently, less expensively and without a fault. With the Cat. 6A EL module, R&M provides them with a connection solution that can be terminated intuitively on the building site. In the customer magazine CONNECTIONS, pilot users report on their experience with the new RJ45 socket. Comment from an expert: "The module is self-explanatory."