Auckland University of Technology – WG Building
The Customer’s Requirement
As the infrastructure cabling installer at AUT WG, ITL Technologies in conjunction with a key supplier, TE Connectivity, were required to deliver a structured cabling solution for the Sir Paul Reeves Building. The design had to incorporate a solution that would cater for the high bandwidth requirements for a media intensive facility and be capable of transmitting Live HD Signals to the desk top or work station.
With a multitude of network infrastructure design choices today, IT managers are constantly faced with the challenge of how to optimise their data communication requirements.
As well as traditional data transfer functions, new IP reliant applications such as VoIP, video streaming, live feeds and surveillance systems for the campus and office environments are continuously emerging. Consequently, faster and more reliable infrastructures are required to ensure that critical applications and return on investments are optimized and future proofed.
These challenges were evident for the design of communications network for the Sir Paul Reeves Building, given that along with the day to day functionality of the communications infrastructure, the design had to incorporate a solution that would cater for the high bandwidth requirements for a media intensive facility and be capable of transmitting Live HD Signals to the desk top or work station, with data transmission requirements in excess of 3GBit/s.
The Customer’s Solution
As the infrastructure designer for this project, technology consultants Division 27 Ltd identified that to support these media intensive applications and the convergence of IP systems a robust network capable of supporting 10GBit/s data transmission speeds was required, operating costs needed to be kept low and the network as high quality and as scalable as possible, as such a Class EA structured cabling system was employed.
Detailed Solution Breakdown:
Through the tender process the project elected to engage ITL Technologies to implement a TE Connectivity AMP NETCONNECT Category 6a Shielded Solution.
By deploying the shielded cabling solution not only does it cater for the requirements of the design but also suppresses the electromagnetic interference, and was not prone to the failures that plagued some types of structured cabling solutions.
The Customer’s Outcome
162.8 km (162,891m) of Copper Cat6a Data Cable connecting to 3606 outlets
937m of Fibre Cable connecting to 240 outlets
Data Inter-cabinet ties
9.7 km (9,714m) of Copper Cat6a Data Cable connecting to 498 jacks
Data Inter-building ties
799m of Copper Cat6a Data Cabling connecting to 16 jacks
78m of Fibre Cable connecting to 24 jacks
Total Data Cabling 180.4 km
Audio Visual Infrastructure
14.8 km (14,846m) of Copper Cat6a Data Cabling connecting to 418 outlets
2.4 km (2,449m) of Fibre Cable connecting to 116 outlets
Audio Visual Specialist Cable
38.6 km (38,640) of specialist AV Cable connecting to 3814 outlets
Total (TE Connectivity Amp Net connect Class EA F/UTP) Copper Data Cabling 195.25 km
Total Fibre Cable 3.46 km
Total Specialist AV Cable 38.6 km
Total installation hours 16,271