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THE FUTURE OF BUILDING INTEGRATION COULD BE OLD WIRING

How to get an IP network without overhauling your building’s wiring

Companies and organizations around the world rely on networking technology to transmit ever-greater volumes of data, causing demand for cloud storage, processing speed, and low-latency apps to surge.

Yet a potentially rich transmission source may already be installed in your building, ready to support strategic building operations such as optimizing occupant comfort while managing energy consumption, and making progress toward sustainability goals.

Your building can transmit more data

Given the demand for more data and faster networks in systems of all kinds, including a building’s operational technologies, many building owners and users want to upgrade their building’s network performance and security to the standards-based approach of an Internet-protocol (IP) network.

The good news is that better networking can potentially be obtained over a single twisted pair of wires using your building’s old cabling and existing infrastructure.

What’s the secret?

T1L Long-Distance Ethernet: A promising networking technology that enables rapid, dependable data transfer over long distances.

In fact, T1L can reliably transmit data between devices that are up to a kilometer apart, offering a cost-effective option that goes further than many other IP-cabling technologies. Fiber-optic cable, by comparison, can provide longer distances, but comes with prohibitive costs.

And because T1L is simply a different physical network layer of Ethernet connectivity, it’s a practical alternative to other physical network layers such as BACnet™ MS/TP or LonWorks®.

The advantage of T1L Ethernet: The potential to reuse a building’s existing wiring.

This enables a faster path for upgrading building technologies, with more options for system optimization than a complete rip-and-replace to install a Cat 5 Ethernet network.

By combining your building’s existing network cables with Ethernet speeds, T1L can deliver the biggest benefits of both: IP speeds and security, with the cost-effective reuse of traditional infrastructure that’s already installed...

 

About this guide 

This technical resource guide is designed to help you navigate the basics of T1L Ethernet and understand the technical concepts that make it possible. We’ll review the key terms, tools, and practices of T1L, as well as some examples of applications and benefits – with the goal of enabling your building’s network to attain new lengths, strengths, and speeds.

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