When you make the investment in new Category 6 or 6A infrastructure for your facility, you want the freedom to choose high-performance products and solutions to meet your specific needs. Creating a network that supports your facility and allows for future growth is paramount and comes with more than a few big decisions. Do you want high performance but the high prices just aren't justifiable? Would you like to be able to add to your network and make changes as your facility grows or adapts to new technologies? If you want more competitive price points and the freedom to control your own network, you want open system architecture.
In network infrastructure, the term open system architecture refers to the practice of using virtually any combination of standards-compliant cable and connective hardware in the design of the network. The standard, ANSI/TIA-568-C.1, dictates the performance requirements of the network components to ensure that they will accommodate the applications that were designed to operate over them. By employing the open system architecture philosophy, the end user has the freedom to choose the products that best meet their specific needs. They can then be confident that the solution they chose will support all applications designed to operate over that solution. An open system architecture solution offers users the freedom to chose the materials that best meet their needs.
In the below Open System Architecture guide from Hitachi Cable America, you'll learn more about:
- Open system architecture and why it's a viable alternative to closed systems
- What Hitachi Cable America's warranty means for your open system network
- Performance of applications (including ACRN and PSACRN) on open system networks
For more information on Hitachi Cable America's Category 6A Cabling, to find the network for your facility, or for any other questions, please contact your local Accu-Tech representative.