This year, Superior Essex joined Cisco and NuLEDs in the Digital Building retrofit of the future home of the Marriott Autograph Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Sinclair Holdings LLC, owner of the 1930s-era Art Deco Sinclair office building, sought to establish digital competencies for tomorrow's hospitality experience. To achieve this, Cisco and its partners, including Superior Essex, were brought in to convert the building into a 165-room four-star hotel equipped with the latest Digital Building technologies.
"The office building complex and the future home of the Marriott Autograph Hotel is a great example of what the Digital Building represents and the variety of benefits it can offer to facilities managers and to end-users," says Will Bryan, Vice President of Technology and Market Development for Superior Essex. "From converged building automation and data gathering, down to individual customization of each room, what this solution offers in terms of efficiency, optimization and user experience is unparalleled."
The office building complex and future Marriott Autograph Hotel is deploying the Superior Essex PowerWise 1 Gigabit 4PPoE cable to connect the new Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches to all of the IP communications, control and lighting devices in a building. In addition to the PowerWise cable, Superior Essex single-mode simplex optical fiber cable was used to support the GPON network.
"As I was working on the technology behind PoE LED lighting, I was inquiring about which type of cable to use to connect the lights to the UPOE switch. I was very happy to connect with Superior Essex and to utilize their 1Gig PowerWise cable with 22AWG conductors to maximize the power efficiency delivered to the lights and any PoE application," says Farukh Aslam, Owner Sinclair Holdings, LLC.