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By babygummi ·
My organisation owns a few company, and will be merging into one building in the coming 4 years. The building will be of 4 stories.
In the coming 4 years, what kind of technology should we expect? I am responsible of cabling to security of the building. My organisation does not heavily depend on the networks though. What kind of line should i use? The building is going to be contructed and the cabling must go in. I do not want the cablings to go obsolete.

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Future Planning

To Info@sig-nature.com

You said the building will be constructed, and you dont want the cablings to go obsolete. Then there's only one way to go but it will depend if the company would infact support it. FIBER-OPTIC, and in the next 4 years to come, i am sure they will be somehow a little more cheaper than today and of course more efficient.
If you don't know much about fiber-optic, it may be necessary to start researching about it and there's plenty of websites that will give you all the information that you need.

Jun

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by DC1 In reply to Future Planning

Fiber Optic is definately a good choice. Gigabyte ethernet is on the rise but would probably be overkill.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Future Planning

Fiber optics may be over-kill, and it's nothing new. Especially since the poster stated the company doesn't really depend much on the network. I suggest a good CAT 5, Shielded, Plenum, twisted-pair cable routed throughout the building and into outlets.

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by tgross In reply to Future Planning

Some considerations:

* How about installing "potential." I.e. install conduits for future fiber optic cable.

* Wireless connectivity inside the building.

Four years is a long time by my Internet Clock. Keep it simple. Install only whatyou need for first year. But install that with future years in mind.

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by Wayne M. In reply to Future Planning

First, plan a large wiring closet with lots of electrical outlets. This should really be the size of a small to medium office, rather than a "closet." This will give you room to place wiring racks, hubs, routers, test equipment, etc.

As for wiring, go for eight conductor, telephone grade wire. This can handle most common PBXs, ethernet, and other LAN connection types. This can also be readily installed by most contruction contractors. I would probably install 4 drops per single person office. Two drops will immediately be used for telephone and network. The reamining 2 drops will be available for: doubling up offices, adding direct access lines, adding fax machines, and a myriad of other uses. Also, 4 drop face plates are fairlycommon.

In summary, design a wiring closet that is comfortable to work in. Use common grade wire that can be installed by your building contractor. Finally, design in enough capacity for the future (it is expensive to add wiring in after the fact).

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