Belden is predicting that the industry will see the rise of the digital building this year. A digital building is seamless in operation, thanks to its connected infrastructure. Building systems that have stood alone for years using a combination of twisted-pair cabling, AC power and video cable – voice, data, wireless, lighting, security, AV, etc. – can now be networked together using one common infrastructure.
All of these devices, which use Internet protocol (IP) to send and receive data via the network, converge under one umbrella for cost savings, easier maintenance and better building control.