Association of Evangelical Churches has faith in Category 7A cabling

Datwyler Cabling Solutions AG supplied cable, connectors and floor boxes for the new-building project at AEC in Cologne, Germany.

The new social welfare and administration building at the Cologne and Region Association of Evangelical Churches
The new social welfare and administration building at the Cologne and Region Association of Evangelical Churches

Datwyler Cabling Solutions AG recently announced that it supplied approximately 21 kilometers of cable, 500 connector modules and 108 floor boxes to deploy a Category 7A cabling system in a new social welfare and administration building for the Cologne and Region Association of Evangelical Churches. “In the new building, Datwyler installed altogether 21 kilometers of Datwyler CU 7150 4P copper data cable and around 500 PS-GG45 modules,” the company said when announcing the successful project that took place last summer. “A total of 108 flexibly usable floor boxes provide the staff with their data outlets,” Datwyler continued.

“The new building in Kartausergasse links the historic site to an existing extension building,” the company explained. “Today it accommodates around 50 staff employed by the Evangelical social welfare organization Diakonisches Werk, the Antoniter Siedlungsgesellschaft mbH [ASG], the administrative body for the Association and the church districts.”

ASG, which is an affiliate of the Church Association and its four church districts, was responsible for planning and site management. ASG “specified a Class FA structured cabling solution with high-performance Category 7A cables and GG45 connecting technology,” Datwyler said. “ASG was thus opting for a premium quality system with enough bandwidth [1000 Megahertz] to provide long-term future viability. Systems for temperature and fire monitoring and access control for the central plant room in the basement were included in the tender.”

Datwyler explained it won a turnkey-implementation control and, in cooperation with its service partner Kolner Kommunikations Systeme GmbH (KKS), worked closely with the Evangelical Association of Churches and ASG to ensure on-time completion in August 2013. “In accordance with the client’s requirements, a central plant room is now used to integrate the information and communications technology into the existing network of the Cologne and Region Association of Evangelical Churches,” Datwyler reported. “To achieve this Datwyler connected the server room in the basement of the new building with fiber-optic and telecommunications lines to the Church Association’s main server room in the old building. All the new workstations in the three-story building are linked up by Category 7A copper cables. These were routed to the workstations direct from a network rack in the plant room, without sub-distributors. A total of 108 flexibly usable floor boxes provide the staff with their data outlets.”

Six HP ProCurve switches provide high-speed connections to the main server, the company explained. A Mitsubishi inverter split air-conditioning unit keeps the plant-room temperature constant at 22 deg. C.

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