Category Archives: Smart Building Networks

Covering tools, resources, news and insight on low-voltage network infrastructure for smart buildings

Straight to the Point: Siemon’s New Z-PLUG Delivers High-Performance Plug-Terminated Links for Intelligent Buildings

Network infrastructure pros are well aware of the revolution happening inside the walls and ceilings of modern buildings, and they know what is driving it.  It’s the advent of intelligent buildings – the Internet of Things – where virtually every … Continue reading

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Siemon Develops Valuable Planning Guide for Highly Automated Intelligent Buildings

July 5, 2016. Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced the release of a new Zone Cabling and Coverage Area Planning Guide developed to assist infrastructure designers and architects ensure flexible zone cabling designs that … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webcast on the Cisco® Digital Ceiling

Siemon is pleased to announce a new webcast on the Cisco® Digital Ceiling and the advantages of smarter, connected buildings. Presented by experts from Cisco and Digital Ceiling Partners Siemon and Philips Lighting, this webcast is being broadcast by Cabling … Continue reading

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Siemon Offers New E-Book: Advanced Network Infrastructure 2015

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce a new E-Book that covers a variety of topics on emerging LAN, data center and intelligent building networking applications and trends. Entitled, “Advanced Network Infrastructure 2015,” this free 64-page … Continue reading

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‘Innovate: Cabling For The Future’ breaks 40,000 barrier

Siemon has announced that its market- leading free magazine ‘Innovate: Cabling for the Future‘ has a global circulation that now reaches over 40,000 people in more than 148 countries. Siemon’s interactive magazine is available online and offers a focused quarterly … Continue reading

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“The Advantages of Using Siemon Shielded Cabling to Power Remote Network Devices” On-Demand Webinar Now Available

With more than 100 million PoE-enabled ports purchased annually, a new 4-pair IEEE 802.3 PoE application on the horizon, and advanced standards-based technology ready to deliver up to 100 watts of power—enough to power a television—delivering dc power over twisted-pair … Continue reading

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Using ConvergeIT Converged Cabling System with Cisco Solutions

If you are looking at Cisco solutions and how to integrate them into a converged, IP-based intelligent building cabling system, consider the Siemon ConvergeIT approach.  ConvergeIT consolidates disparate building systems into a single, simplified structured cabling infrastructure. Cisco’s Kevin O’Donnell … Continue reading

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How Z-MAX Helped Automate an Intelligent Green Building

During a recent visit to a Siemon installation, I discovered a great example of a fully automated green building with multiple applications running over our very own shielded Category 6A Z-MAX cabling. The building itself was recently commissioned to house … Continue reading

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Case Study – Cabling a LEED Platinum-Certified Building

In pursuit of the USGBC’s  highest green building certification for its new headquarters, William Tao Associates, an engineering firm based in St. Louis, designed a converged “smart building” infrastructure.  Taking advantage of IP-based technology, they converged the majority of their … Continue reading

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