IP convergence is here, and it's being driven by the ubiquity of connected smart buildings. In these buildings, everything from security to lighting to temperatures are controlled and regulated by IP-connected devices. Almost every office building, school and hospital has some level of building automation functionality, and these systems are only getting more popular.
Smart buildings just make sense. They help occupants and employees increase productivity and efficiency, and they help building managers reduce capex and opex. Additionally, all of these IP-connected devices can provide valuable analytics, such as peak energy usage times.
Smart buildings save energy, reduce costs and improve user experience, but they also require more bandwidth and power from your IP network. How can you manage this additional stress on your network without risking your network performance? uLAN™ is the answer.
uLAN, or Utility LAN, is an ecosystem of devices that are not traditionally Ethernet-enabled, but are now being connected and powered by the IP network. Berk-Tek's uLAN Extender Series is a comprehensive line of solutions designed to connect and power these smart building devices at distances greater than the standards-defined 100-meter. EXT-100, the first of Berk-Tek's new solutions, is also a PoE extender system, enabling data transmission of up to 100 Mbps and PoE up to 30 Watts to be transmitted up to 1,200 feet. Think about what you can do with those distances!
Stay tuned for more information about Berk-Tek's uLAN Extender Series, and contact your local Accu-Tech representative to learn more about Berk-Tek!