Network Infrastructure

Your network infrastructure is the foundation for all connectivity and is the essential component to IoT enablement.

This infrastructure is made up of physical hardware and structured cabling that enables network connectivity, communication, operations and management of an enterprise network to provide the communications pathways, spaces and transmission links between users, processes, applications and services. The network infrastructure is an interconnected building system supporting multiple subsystems and technology applications for internal and external communications.

The Six Elements of Network Infrastructure

Copper Cabling

Copper cabling lays the foundation for a future-ready communications network.

A copper cabling system is primarily comprised of category-rated, twisted-pair cabling and associated hardware, to create a structured cabling system. It is universal in application, serving a wide range of communication technologies such as Ethernet, wireless, professional A/V, building controls and a variety of PoE applications.

Fiber Optic Cabling

Fiber optic cabling builds a network that delivers for even the heaviest bandwidth requirements.

Fiber optic cabling offers a high-bandwidth method of transmitting information through a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) over extended distances by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The fiber optic cabling system is primarily comprised of field-terminated and pre-terminated optical fiber and associated hardware, as part of a structured cabling system within a building, campus or large geographic area.

Racks and Enclosures

Racks and enclosures protect critical network infrastructure from damage while optimizing space.

Racks and enclosures are the frames, cabinets and housings supporting passive components and active electronics across multiple technical spaces and environments. The cabinet is at the heart of the network infrastructure and needs to be designed for security, density, connectivity, administration, power and airflow.

Cable Management and Pathways

Cable management and pathways provide a blueprint for distribution systems, which allows your network to expand and evolve.

A variety of routing, raceway and conveyance systems are available for distributing, supporting and protecting network infrastructure cabling. The type of system and the installation method depend on the media being supported and the environment it will traverse.

Power and Thermal Management

Power and thermal management solutions simplify component considerations by encompassing a total solution architecture with emphasis on delivery, reliability, efficiency and intelligence while addressing cost reduction throughout.

When built on best practices and coupled with industry-leading manufacturer products, power and thermal management solutions provide for every component in the power chain to deliver the visibility and reliability your business needs.

Wireless Networks

Reliable wireless networks are designed to grow along increasing device traffic and evolving standards.

A collaborative network that allows you to extend your capabilities wirelessly for employees, customers and visitors, supporting both corporate-owned and guest devices is not only crucial and essential, it is an expectation to support:

  • IoT enablement
  • Safety
  • Productivity
  • Security
  • Mobility

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