The universal connectivity grid (UCG)
A smarter approach to updating your building's infrastructure
In-building connectivity has to keep pace with the evolving needs of today’s workforce. Tenants want easy access to wired and wireless technology and flexibility in the layout of offices, collaboration spaces and other common areas. To attract and retain tenants, enterprises need to be able to refurbish, retrofit, and expand facilities on demand. The universal connectivity grid (UCG) is a cabling design structure for making connectivity in buildings and enterprise spaces more efficient and flexible.
The universal connectivity grid divides floor space into evenly sized areas—called “cells.” By deploying consolidation points (CP) in the ceiling of each cell, buildings can provide easy connections to the core network. Now, simply running a Category 6A cable is all you need to modify:
- Wired LAN
- Wireless technologies
- Occupancy sensors
- Intelligent lighting
- Audio/visual services
- Building automation
- Access control
The UCG can help you streamline workstation moves, adds, changes and upgrades. You’ll need less materials and labor, reduce OpEx over the life of the installation, and you’ll improve the management of your facility infrastructure while minimizing installation disruptions.
With the UCG, your building is prepared to tackle your current connectivity needs and ready for the challenges of the future.
Scroll over the illustration below to learn more about applications that are common in a connected building and products that can be installed to provide connectivity needs for today and for the future.
CommScope and the universal connectivity grid – powering the present, empowering the future.
Featured products for universal connectivity grid
- Category 6A Cables
- Ceiling Distribution Boxes
- Floor Distribution Boxes
- Distributed Antenna Systems
- Multimode & Singlemode Backbone Cabling
- Wi-Fi Access Points
Category 6A Cables
CommScope offers an extensive portfolio of high-performance twisted-pair cables for your structured cabling needs.
Distributed Antenna Systems
Simplify and improve indoor cellular coverage with the Era™ all-digital distributed antenna system.
Wi-Fi Access Points
We have packed our access points with powerful patented technologies to solve the challenges associated with providing great Wi-Fi.
Universal connectivity grid (UCG) design guide
The Universal Connectivity Grid Design Guide provides guidelines for planning cabling infrastructure for the Intelligent Building.
Intelligent building applications and infrastructure
The connected and efficient building is built to support dynamic work environments and ready to empower the internet of Things (IoT).