trends are most prevalent in commercial buildings today: the use of low voltage
power for powering devices and the continued growth in wireless access.
Depending on the work environment, both trends mean different things because each
office space is slightly different.
While there is a move
to have more open and collaborative spaces in the workplace, we also know a “one
size fits all” description of a customer’s workspace will never be sufficient. But
without a doubt, wireless is growing. A recent Cisco VNI report states that wired/WiFi
traffic will grow at an annual rate of 26 percent. This trend will lead to more
connections in the ceiling and a decline in ports wired to the desktop.
CLICK TO TWEET: In the changing world of wireless, the Ceiling Connector Assembly can help with the moves, adds and changes of physical access points.
part of the wireless trend, we’ve learned that most customers are still installing
a surface mount box with a jack in the ceiling plus a patch cord to the end
device. Various mounting methods are used depending on the customer’s
expectations. Ironically, we also discovered that most customers are not using
field-terminated plugs because of issues in repeatability and consistent performance.
With the explosion of WiFi, some customers change the location of wireless access
points as more density is required. Since the location is not static,
flexibility is a desired attribute of the structured cabling system.
better meet connectivity needs inside today’s commercial buildings, CommScope
introduced the Ceiling Connector Assembly. It can be purchased with an 18-inch pre-terminated
patch cord or individually, ensuring a factory-terminated and tested Category 6
or Category 6A RJ45 plug. This removes any concerns about repeatability and
consistent performance and is available in plenum and low smoke ratings. Once
dressed, the Ceiling Connector Assembly can be closed with a simple pair of
pliers or even by hand.
trying to terminate a plug on a ladder and making sure it tests out the first
time. The Ceiling Connector Assembly is easy and repeatable every time,
providing the performance CommScope customers demand. There is no need for
Connector Assembly provides a transition point to extend that cable pull
without starting from scratch. In the changing world of wireless, the Ceiling
Connector Assembly can help with the moves, adds and changes of physical access
If you have any
questions regarding this latest CommScope innovation, please post your
questions in the comment section below, and I’ll gladly respond.