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posted 21 Apr 2011, 06:52 by John Laban   [ updated 21 Apr 2011, 07:18 ]
Value Engineering (VE) applied to Information Transport Systems (ITS)

VE is much to do with changing mindsets and existing habits so lets start by asking some questions :

  • Why use the "90 metre rule" in the structured cabling standards?

  • Why use Cat6A and Cat7 cabling when Cat6 will support 10GBaseT?

  • Why use screened copper twisted pair cables to mitigate the electromagnetic interferance from power cables?

  • Why use basket trays in access floors when there are much smarter lower cost solutions?

  • Why use RJ45 jacks at the telecoms room crossconnect?

  • Why use spring loaded shuttered modules at the RJ45 telecoms outlets?

  • Why use floor boxes in access floors when there are much smarter lower cost solutions?

  • Why use enclosed equipment cabinets when there are much smarter lower cost solutions?

  • Why use cabinets and racks to support Ethernet edge switches when there are much smarter lower cost solutions?

  • Why use fibre backbone/riser cables inside buildings when there are much smarter lower cost solutions?

I will leave the reader to ponder on these questions for a while.




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