Choosing the Right Twisted-Pair Cabling for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Converged LAN Technologies

In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent buildings, a wide range of low-voltage building systems including voice, data, Wi-Fi, distributed antenna systems (DAS), security, audiovisual (AV), lighting, building automation and more are converging onto a common cabling infrastructure and communicating with each other via Internet Protocol (IP). At the same time, advancements in remote powering technology means the cabling infrastructure is also delivering DC power to more low-voltage system devices than ever before. To support this broad range of systems and devices, building owners, consultants and designers need to select the right cabling media for their infrastructure and should understand the considerations surrounding bandwidth and remote powering needs for current and future technologies..