Smarter Buildings Need a Better Infrastructure

The modern building is a picture of efficiency, highly optimized to drive employee productivity, student success, and better patient outcomes.
The building's systems communicate with each other and monitor and react to a wide variety of activities:

  • Lights and ventilation automatically adjust based on not only if a room is occupied, but based on how many people are in a room.
  • Office lighting, as well as voice and data connections are activated and set to personal preferences when a badge is scanned at an access control reader.
  • Digital signage shows available meeting rooms or offices based on sensor readings, rather than scheduling tools.

These same systems and sensors collect actionable data, fuel energy savings, and create a workplace that helps to attract and retain the best and brightest workers.

The IP network is home to the building systems, and structured cabling is the foundation of that IP network. The same structured cabling solution that delivers your voice and data service also delivers the data and power to your digital building.

With sensors and systems galore, today's buildings are smarter and more efficient than those built just a few years ago. The devices installed in these buildings talk - and listen - to each other, making spaces and systems more responsive, more efficient, and more flexible.


In Panduit eBook, The Agile and Efficient Digital Building, you can find:

  • The key systems that are found in most digital buildings
  • The benefits of converging systems onto the IP network
  • The infrastructure that supports these systems

And, Panduit wrap it all up with a real-life example of a digital building, with a case study that looks at the Cisco Canada Headquarters.