IT professionals at major universities are challenged to keep pace with the network connectivity needs of students while addressing security concerns. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, believes it has an answer.
The Office of Information Technology of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is using CommScope’s Powered Fiber Cable System to deploy more outdoor wireless access points and security cameras across the campus. The Powered Fiber Cable System eliminates the need to run additional power lines.
The Powered Fiber Cable System helps add connectivity and security with its unique ability to deliver power over Ethernet (PoE) at distances of 30 times traditional PoE systems. That powering capability makes it possible for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to discretely install access points and cameras across campus without having to run new power lines. The IT department can deploy the network without electricians, using a centralized architecture that is concealable in lampposts and existing street works. The result is better Wi-Fi access outdoors and better security capabilities, at less cost and in a quicker timeframe.
The Powered Fiber Cable System is comprised of two main components—hybrid copper/fiber cable and the PoE Extender, an environmentally sealed closure with one PoE+ output. It also includes cable/fiber management, power transmission management, safety and overload protection as well as a universal power supply (PSU). Customers can use the PoE Distance and Voltage Calculator to determine the maximum distance and correct input voltages.