Although the BICSI
Winter Conference & Exhibition
is historically a structured cabling trade show, many solutions on display at
the just-concluded 2015 event bleed into other market segments. Traditional product
barriers are breaking down. This overall market trend was on display at the
event and especially prevalent in this year’s CommScope booth.
Our booth was subdivided into a number
of areas covering solutions for different market segments such as enterprise
lighting and in-building wireless. These solutions can and do utilize
structured cabling, but they also involve applications beyond structured cabling. We also highlighted the educational offerings
from the online CommScope Infrastructure Academy in the CommScope booth.
The CommScope solutions on display
One of the most prominent aspects of
the booth was an outer wall that featured the Universal Connectivity Grid (UCG)
solution. The UCG is a design architecture that provides infrastructure
efficiencies from the design phase of an intelligent building. Product costs
and installation efficiencies can be identified at the planning phase and
realized at installation by addressing common media and pathway requirements
through a grid-based layout. This concept improves administration and minimizes
the cost of disruption when providing additional services such as intelligent
The fiber cabling and imVision teams
collaborated to demonstrate new SYSTIMAX® fiber
shelves with 24-Fiber iPatch and MPO iPatch
overlays installed. The new shelves are expected to be released within the
market later this year.
The ION-E is based on an IT
architecture, utilizing the structured cabling common to enterprises to make it
easier to deploy while being flexible and scalable for future needs. The ION-E
features multi-operator, multi-technology and multi-band capabilities and
unifies licensed and unlicensed wireless services by combining all signals on a
single 10 Gigabit infrastructure that is technology and spectrum adaptive.
Yes, this 2015 Winter BICSI was a
little different than the last few with the presence of wireless and software
solutions having a bigger presence than before at this “cabling” show.
Did you attend the 2015 Winter BICSI?
If so, feel free to tell us what you liked about the show in the comment