R&M completes Ministry cabling project
Doha, June 25, 2012
Swiss structured cabling specialist, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), has announced that it has successfully completed the implementation of a large scale cabling project for Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa).
The project involved end-to-end cabling for Mofa's new 23-storey office building in Doha, a statement from the company said. Gulf Business Machines (GBM), R&M's partner in Qatar who has over 12 years of experience in its products, carried out the implementation and provided support throughout the installation process.
The project which was aimed at establishing a robust and reliable data and voice network for the new building also included cabling for the new 300 sq m data center. This data center will be accessed by Mofa's employees both in Qatar as well as those spread around the globe, the statement said.
Being a government agency, security is paramount and R&M's new cabling infrastructure supports CCTV, access control and RFID networks which are deployed for on-premise security.
Abdul Aziz Ameer Hussain, head of the networking unit at Mofa, said: “For Mofa, the main factors for deciding the networking requirements were the quality, reliability and good local support.”
R&M provided Cat6 UTP and OM3 Fiber cables for the 10 Gb backbone for the office and security networks. In the datacenter, MPO/MTP connectors and adapters were used for pre-connected plug and play cabinet to cabinet connectivity.
The complete copper network was fitted with R&M modular and angled 24 and 48 port copper patch panels. In addition, R&M security features were used to prevent wrongful and accidental plugging and unplugging of the network connectors.
Commenting on R&M's increasing focus on Qatar, Aslam Zuberi, area sales director at R&M, said: “Qatar is a very important market for us. We now have local sales support in Doha and we plan to strengthen our presence even more to provide faster technical support for our partners and customers. We already have some very good reference projects in Qatar and with our new data center offerings we plan to have an even stronger presence."
“We are currently considering standardisation of our infrastructure with the R&M Cat6A ISO solution which is their latest technology for 10Gb connectivity,” concluded Hussain. – TradeArabia News Service