Siemon intros ConvergeIT program

DQC Bureau
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Siemon announced the launch of its new

ConvergeIT intelligent building cabling program. ConvergeIT combines

Siemon's well-known network infrastructure expertise and global

technical and installation support capabilities with its

comprehensive structured cabling product line to provide a

straightforward process for the implementation of a converged,

IP-based intelligent building cabling system.

Growing in global popularity, the
intelligent building concept combines multiple data, low-voltage and

building automation applications into one centrally managed network.

These converged systems can include voice/data, video surveillance,

access control, digital signage, audio/video, fire alarms, energy

management, HVAC and more. According to a study conducted by the

Continental Automated Building Association (CABA), properly planned

intelligent buildings can cut energy costs by up to 70 percent and

the US EPA states that these smart platforms can enhance building

asset value by 2 to 32 times initial investment.

Siemon's ConvergeIT program takes the
intelligent building approach a step further, supporting the

facility's various low-voltage applications on a single IP-based

structured cabling system rather than on separate and often

proprietary cabling plants. "IT structured cabling is the ideal

solution for a converged intelligent building cabling

infrastructure," explained Rajesh Kumar, Country Manager, The

Siemon Company. "It provides the flexibility and performance to

support multiple critical building systems at the highest reliability

levels," he added.

The efficient ConvergeIT approach to
smart buildings offers strong cost reduction and simplified system

management benefits. By eliminating multiple proprietary cabling

types in favor of a single structured cabling plant, material and

labor costs can be cut significantly. According to CABA, overall

intelligent system cabling material costs can be reduced by up to 33

percent. This consolidation of infrastructure can also drive up to 40

percent savings in pathway material costs. Because the structured

cabling plant can be deployed by a single IT contractor as opposed to

the multiple specialized installation groups often required with

proprietary systems, ConvergeIT can reduce overall low-voltage

building cabling and pathway installation labor costs by 28 percent

or more.

"ConvergeIT also drives a greener,
more sustainable smart building," added Carlson. "The

energy savings enabled by power management systems like automated

HVAC and lighting controls as well as cable and pathway material

reductions not only save money, but are key elements of green

building initiatives, such as the U.S. Green Building Council's

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification

system," he explained.

Beyond reduced deployment costs and

sustainability improvements, ConvergeIT can cut ongoing maintenance

and management costs. Converged IP-based cabling can cut intelligent

system-related move, add and change costs by 20 percent versus

multiple systems. The centralized smart cabling plant approach can

also reduce the reliance on multiple specialized installers in favor

of a single IT cabling contractor, saving up to 15 percent in service

contract costs.

This operational efficiency extends to
facility maintenance and IT personnel. The simplified system

management capabilities of IP-based intelligent building cabling

allows critical information to be more easily shared between building

systems and enables staff to access system information from anywhere

on the network. This can help minimize staff resource requirements

while simultaneously reducing response time to minimize costly

business disruptions.