Fiber to the Home Becoming a Basic Need

October 15, 2020

In its specialist magazine CONNECTIONS No. 59, R&M reports on demands now being made of broadband networks, partly because of remote working. In addition, the magazine also focuses on ‘Using synergies of FTTH and 5G infrastructures’.

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland October 15, 2020 – R&M, When it comes to cabling, fiber optic connections are now standard. Fiber to the Home is becoming just as important as the energy and water supply. This is something R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, quite clearly emphasizes in the latest issue of its specialist magazine CONNECTIONS.

Among other things, the magazine reports on the essential need for exhaustive fiber optic connectivity. And this need has certainly been confirmed in 2020. Millions of people suddenly had to start working from home as a result of the pandemic. They need stable, fast communication and Internet connections to their companies and clients. Telecommunication networks with conventional copper cabling and DSL Internet access have demonstrated their performance limits, even in large cities of international standing, as illustrated by R&M CMO Andreas Rüsseler.

The traditional architecture of the last mile to the subscriber has not yet been designed to cope with an era of mass teleworking,” says Andreas Rüsseler. While a reliable supply of energy and water has long been standard everywhere, the supply of broadband connectivity poses new challenges. There is a need for symmetric data transmission at minimum speeds of several hundred megabits per second. This can only be achieved with Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

In addition, the emerging 5G antenna network is also dependent on exhaustive fiber optic networks. In this context, R&M presents a possible solution in CONNECTIONS No. 59 involving the use of synergies of FTTH, Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).

A further focal point in the magazine is network technology for the healthcare sector. R&M shows how antimicrobial cabling and network connections in hospitals can contribute to patients’ protection. The magazine also reports on a significant technological change in the Australian audiovisual market. And Matthias Gerber, R&M Market Manger LAN Cabling, introduces the recently established Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance. R&M features several reference projects in which exceptional cabling solutions are in use, including the new head office of watchmaker Swatch, the innovative laboratory and medical technology manufacturers Hamilton, and the visionary Chau Chak Wing Museum of Culture in Sydney.

The magazine is sent out to international business partners and is available for download here:

https://www.rdm.com/content/download/26363/2616135

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering work in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and customer orientation. Thanks to the innovative strength of the company, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range. Additional information: www.rdm.com.


R&M Colocation Migration Handbook updated

September 30, 2020

New ‘partnerships’ section focuses on NTT’s new ‘London 1’ data center 

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland – September 30, 2020 – R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, has just updated its practical guide to successful colocation migration for enterprise data centers. The publication, aimed at helping users gain insight into planning, physical infrastructure design specifications, and strategy aspects for effective migration into a colocation data center, has been expanded with a section on partnerships.

This features a closer look at NTT’s use of a complete connectivity solution from R&M for its new ‘London 1, data centre, which will offer offers up to 25,600 sqm of IT space and 64 MW IT load once fully developed. ‘London 1’ will interconnect with five existing NTT-owned data centers to create an impressive networked London operating platform capable of supporting over 100 MW of IT load.

Sharing experience to help make more of colocation benefits

The handbook, intended for CIOs, Data Center Managers, IT and Facility Managers, covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the Requirements and Planning the Project: this looks at organizing stakeholders and specifying IT requirements
  • Asset and Application Inventory: working out the scope, size and timing of the migration, deployment needs, and inventory automation.
  • Setting the framework and releasing an RFP: create a request for proposal to be sent to the prospective colocation data centers.
  • Planning New Infrastructure: reviewing colocation floor space/white space and architecture and designing links.
  • Pre-Migration Tasks: creating a day-to-day schedule for migration team representatives, including all installation and configuration preparations.
  • Initial migration: migration planning and the actual migration of the infrastructure, data and applications.
  • Post migration: everything from testing and auditing to adopting data center infrastructure management.

Outsourcing data center operations to a purpose-built data center can bring operators greater efficiency, reliability and security,” explains Dr. Thomas Wellinger, R&M Market Manager Data Center. “It can also help reduce costs and bring opportunities to connect with an ecosystem featuring other relevant service providers and partners. Our seven-step guide to planning this type of move helps the handbook’s target audience in key areas and minimizes business disruption.”

The handbook can be downloaded here:

www.sites.rdm.com/colocation-migration-handbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information can be found at www.rdm.com.

 


New Range of Cables Make Way for New Opportunities

September 22, 2020

The interest in FO cables made by R&M is growing. With its own cable manufacturing facility, R&M supports distributors, producers and installation partners in several different ways. Now, R&M is extending the range even further.

The new range of FO cables by R&M with their unique features stands out. Cabling needs attention and regular maintenance, but the new products have reduced the need for attention. The new FO cables protect themselves from the penetration of water, rodents and are gel-free making the work of maintenance team clean and easy,” said Shajan George, Technical Director at R&M India.

The expert team in the R&M cable plant in the Czech Republic is always focusing on new and special requirements in the market. And that is how the range grows. R&M’s partners can thus extend their own offer in a targeted manner. Among other things, the plant now provides longitudinal watertight, gel-free universal installation cables. These include cables with central loose tube cables with up to 24 fibers and stranded loose tube cables with up to 12 bundles, each with 12 fibers, in other words a total of 144 fibers.

Gel-free loose tube cables

The installation cables can be perfectly combined with R&M splice panels and FO modules, such as UniRack2 and Fiberliners. The new products are suitable for laying outdoors over short routes, for example on a campus.

R&M constructed the FRLSZH sheath (Fire Resistant, Low Smoke, Zero Halogen) in such a way that water simply cannot penetrate it. A barrier prevents any water that happens to be present around the cable from penetrating any deeper in a longitudinal direction. Glass roving filaments under the sheath protect the loose tubes from rodent bites. Installers appreciate the advantages of these dry, gel-free loose tube cables. They do not have to wipe off any gel or stop a flow of gel. That saves time and is more pleasant.

More choice in FO cables

The range of new distribution cables comprises:

  • Gel-free all-purpose central loose tube cables
  • Gel-free all-purpose stranded loose tube cables
  • Buffered fibers in 12 colours
  • Compact fibers in 12 colours
  • Simplex patch cords (2.0 mm and 2.7 mm)
  • Duplex zipcord figure-8 cables (2.0 x 4.2 mm and 2.7 x 5.6 mm)

Quality from a single source

R&M also offers new solutions for the distribution cable segment. The range comprises buffered and compact fibers as well as patch cords. The cables are coordinated with the high-grade R&M connectors or their crimping to minimize attenuation and attain high performance. The cable offering gives connector producers new possibilities on the market. When they combine the R&M cables with the tried and tested R&M connector components, they increase the performance and possible uses of their FO prefabricated products. They obtain all parts from a single source, can simplify the assembly process, extend the production depth and react more flexibly to customer requirements.

R&M’s standard portfolio for indoor and universal installation cables covers the most important requirements in terms of fire behavior and the mechanical capacity to withstand stress. The installation cables for outdoor applications are optimized for pull-in or blow-in behavior and simplify installation in cable conduit systems. All cable variants are also available as a rodent-protected or rodent-safe version. Furthermore, the extended range offers attractive products with reduced fire load / reduced space requirement, circuit integrity in case of fire, rodent protection, system warranty in R&M networks and cables for the last mile.

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering work in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and customer orientation. Thanks to the innovative strength of the company, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range. Visit www.rdm.com to know more about R&M’s f future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks in Local Area Networks, Data Centers and Public Networks.


R&M Launches 5G Rollout Information Campaign

September 17, 2020

Sharing technology-agnostic know-how and advice 

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland – September 17, 2020 – R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, is launching a campaign providing insights into preparing a fully integrated, flexible, and future-ready connectivity basis for 5G network infrastructures. Thomas Ritz, Market Manager of the Public Networks Business at R&M headquarters, is sharing latest know-how and thoughts with interested audience looking for information on infrastructure and network architecture related topics around 5G.

Introduction of 5G equipment and services means more devices need to be connected to high-speed, uninterrupted bandwidth – in future also preferably with low-latency capability – typically provided by modern fiber optical access and backbone networks.Thomas Ritz says. “It is important to realize that this requires significantly more fiber capacity and performance behind the mobile network cell sites with their antennas. Over the next 10+ years, densification, enhancement and continuous development of infrastructure to enable the introduction of new 5G features into national mobile communication networks will take place in alignment with the three major ‘5G-technology waves’: Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Massive internet of things (mIoT) and mission critical / low latency services (mcLLs).

A successful, step-wise implementation of 5G largely depends on taking an integrated approach, looking at all elements in the network in conjunction – means, not only at the radio part. Expertise in all different network components, elements and links, including the fiber optic fronthaul and backhaul connectivity and related capacity management, is becoming increasingly important.”

We will be regularly sharing information and advice as well as updates on 5G fiber connectivity related product and application news. The first blog in our informative ‘5G-series’, which will appear shortly, takes a closer look at this.

The blog posts can be found under the following link: https://blog.rdm.com

Of course, R&M would be interested in hearing readers feedback and finding out if there are any topics to be covered.

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About R&M
R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information can be found at www.rdm.com.


Gaining Complete Insight into DC Network and Cabling&nbsp Through inteliPhy net

September 7, 2020

R&M’s inteliPhy net software is the latest of its automated infrastructure management products with its easy-to-use DCIM solution for data center asset, capacity and change management. inteliPhy reduces deployment time and ensures high data quality for documentation with great IT infrastructure visualization. Along with the documentation of all connections in the data center, the software also supports capacity administration. One function makes it possible to find the best place to install new devices using specific criteria. Graphics visualize the current utilization of the data center. Automatically generated emails warn of capacity bottlenecks. Network managers can use the reporting function to prove that they make optimal use of resources and satisfy quality, compliance and service requirements.

inteliPhy automatically detects when cables are inserted or removed and documents the cable infrastructure and connected equipment. It automates the control of network cables so that the data integrity of the documentation is always guaranteed. It remotely navigates the data center, helps see inside the aisle, rows, and racks. inteliPhy net’s better-stay-seated-and-watch-it-on-the-screen 3D floor map visualizations help data center staff stay on top of the data center infrastructure – without leaving their desk,” said Shailendra Trivedi, Senior Director SalesPublic Network at R&M India.

User-defined data administrators can store user-defined data such as inventory numbers, warranty periods or maintenance documents on individual devices. inteliPhy net uses this data to automatically identify devices whose warranty agreement is due to expire soon. The templates already contain data such as performance, consumption, weight and size. inteliPhy net helps to use structured work orders to control changes and maintenance processes across the company, departmental and team boundaries, and verify that these orders are carried out correctly.

Infrastructure management is a complex work and R&M, a manufacturer of infrastructure solutions understands this more so ever. R&M customers who rely on inteliPhy net benefit from this understanding.

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering work in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and customer orientation. Thanks to the innovative strength of the company, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range. Visit www.rdm.com to know more about R&M’s f future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks in Local Area Networks, Data Centers and Public Networks.                                                                        


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