Towergate specialise in property, liability, motor, professional indemnity and jeweller’s block insurances; with a focus on ‘managing your risk and reputation’ as part of their company ethos. In the same vein, iDaC Solutions supplies high performance structured cabling solutions that ensure effective network operation and minimise the risk of downtime.
When considering the move to a new office at 55 Bishopsgate, Towergate enlisted the help of MIX as lead IT & AV Consultants. Donal Foley, from MIX, had worked on previous projects utilising Datwyler Swiss-made cabling systems, and felt it would be a good fit for this customer’s site. As exclusive supplier of Datwyler products in the UK and Ireland, iDaC Solutions worked with MIX during the specification phase and subsequently with NG Bailey who were awarded the cabling installation and integration.
The project consisted of Cat6a F/FTP cabling as well as pre-terminated OM4 MTP fibre runs.
The Cat6a cabling was terminated using Datwyler’s new flat angled panels and associated tool-less modules. These panels were used because they improve port density by eliminating the need for horizontal cable management, as the patch cords are swept directly to the left and right. The use of flat panels also means that the 19” vertical mounts within the cabinets and frames don’t have to be recessed (as with standard angled panels), so deeper hardware equipment can be installed.
By utilising pre-terminated MTP fibre trunk assemblies and modular panels, NG Bailey were able to deploy the cabling more quickly. Without the need to terminate the fibre ends in situ, they were able to offer a high density OM4 installation without additional tools or specialised installation staff on site.
NG Bailey Project Manager, Gary Russell, and Senior Project Manager, James McKay, worked closely with the Operations team at iDaC Solutions during the installation. Paul Hunter, Technical Director at iDaCs, visited site as part of the Datwyler System warranty certification process and offered general assistance for technical and logistics queries.
Gary Russell commented that:
‘’The project management team at iDaC Solutions were extremely helpful and responded very quickly when we had a question or needed additional items on site’’
He also commented that the quality of the Datwyler product made it simple to install and test.
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