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  1. 1. The future of enterprise networks is IP convergence where signal transmission for networking, A/V, and building management and security systems are merged over one common infrastructure using common protocols rather than deploying separate closed, proprietary solutions. Enterprises face many challenges as they embark on deploying IP convergence, and most are just starting The Path to down the path. Throughout the next decade, enterprise networks will therefore continue Convergence: to contain various cabling media, requiring performance, service and support across all building Drivers, Challenges, operating systems while ensuring the scalability, low risk, and seamless integration needed and Solutions for to eventually deploy full IP convergence. the Enterprise A New World, A New Approach The world as we know it is rapidly changing. The technological revolution that began with the transition of the typewriter to the personal computer and the telephone to the Internet has created a momentum for innovation far greater than even the industrial revolution of the late 1800s. In this new digital world, technology transitions are happening all around us. From the advent of the digital camera and mobile communication devices to the recent disappearance of analog television, one only has to blink to miss yet another transition that overcomes the limitations of out-dated analog technologies. Now the need for moving more real-time data at faster rates, enhanced mobility and productivity, and improved communications is combining with a global effort to maximize efficiency, improve safety and security, and significantly reduce energy consumption – all of which forms a catalyst for rethinking building design, construction, and value. From financial Table of Contents institutions and medical facilities to college campuses, government centers, and hospitality Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 venues, enterprises everywhere are adopting a new approach to the building networks that Market Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 transport the signals for sharing mission-critical information, communicating with colleagues Increased data and bandwidth demand . . . 2 across the world, delivering high-quality audio/video (AV), ensuring security and life safety, Enhanced access and mobility . . . . . . . . . . 2 and facilitating building automation and control. Safety and security concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 With the ability to gather and transmit all types of information from all types of building Environmental initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 operating systems over enterprise networks via advanced signaling technologies and protocols, Efficiency and lower TCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 it no longer makes sense for these systems to operate autonomously using proprietary, closed Converged Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 products and solutions. Effectively supporting and managing today’s building operating systems through signal transmission is enabled by leveraging a common network infrastructure across Deployment Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 applications, with structured cabling as the foundation for all networking needs. Why Belden Total Enterprise Networks™? . . . 6 While the convergence of building operating systems offers the potential for significant benefits, The Belden Total Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 it also gives rise to the many challenges building owners and operators must face. To realize the Networks Approach true benefits of convergence over the life of the system, they must ensure that the supporting References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 networks and systems are properly designed, that performance and reliability are optimized and the systems seamlessly integrated. 1
  2. 2. Market Drivers Global IP Traffic 2005-2011 Many market drivers are responsible for the The increased amount 30,000,000 shift to improving performance of building of data generated in operating systems through convergence. Faster today’s enterprise 25,000,000 Internet Non-Internet IP IP Traffic by type (TB per month) networking transmission speeds, effective data must also be properly center design and deployment, enhanced A/V managed and stored 20,000,000 performance, better security of people and via growing data 15,000,000 property, and the ability to control building center server farms management systems are being driven by: and storage area 10,000,000 • Increasing amount of data and bandwidth networks. This has led capabilities to support day-to-day operations to significantly higher 5,000,000 • The need for enhanced access port counts and and mobility to drive user productivity additional equipment 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 • Growing worldwide concern for in data centers, Source: Cisco, 2008 safety and security requiring solutions • New energy conservation and that effectively environmental initiatives manage more cables and connections in a smaller security devices, inventory tracking systems, • Demand for operational efficiency footprint, successfully handle increased power and even patient monitoring systems. and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) consumption, and ensure proper cooling. The IEEE 802.11 wireless standards have As the amount of data and file sizes increase, so evolved significantly since their 1997 inception, Increased data and bandwidth demand does the need for more bandwidth to effectively improving in bandwidth, quality of service, and Gone are the days of traditional paper and reliably transmit that data. Since early 2000, security. Significantly increasing from the documentation. The sheer amount of digital data rates have increased rapidly from 100Mb/s 54 Mb/s supported by 802.11a, the upcoming data involved in maintaining daily operations has to 1Gb/s, with the quest for even faster network 802.11n standard is expected to reach speeds increased dramatically over the past decade and connections now serving as the basis for the beyond 150 Mb/s, and wireless products will continue to grow. In fact, experts predict that deployment of advanced networking standards are already available. by 2011, the digital universe will grow 10 times like 10 Gigabit Ethernet. These increased Continued improvement in wireless standards the size it was in 2006, with compound annual bandwidth capabilities are driving the need for and technologies that address new applications, growth rates of 59% for information and 88% innovative copper and optical fiber cabling usage scenarios, and deployment costs will for the number of data files.1 technologies able to ensure performance and increase enterprise wireless adoption. As reliability while supporting the faster data rates. Not only is more data being generated enterprises deploy high-performance wireless Already standards organizations are developing in the form of financial account information, networks as a key component of their building network standards for transmitting data at rates transaction records, large-sized digital medical operating systems, they must deliver similar of 40 and 100 Gb/s, which will require even more images, product SKU information, and research performance as wired networks to reliably send innovation at the physical networking level. data, but that data is also being transmitted information to and from devices while ensuring back and forth between users and networks Enhanced access and mobility access and mobility for user productivity across the world. Data transmission is further and scalability to support future wireless increasing due to the proliferation of Voice over Because we now live in a digital world, technologies and standards. Internet Protocol (VoIP), which has voice signals working people everywhere must have access now being transmitted as data packets across to information and the ability to communicate Safety and security concerns networks. The amount of data exchanged will no matter where they are. At the same time, The growing need to protect people and continue to accelerate with an annual growth the movement of goods and services must be property is likely one of the most significant rate of 46% for Internet data traffic and 29% effectively tracked and managed in coordination movements of our time. In recent years, for business data traffic. with the day-to-day transactions that now exist attacks around the globe have ramped up in the form of digital data. Wireless capabilities the deployment of security and life safety are not appearing just in laptops and personal systems to where enterprises will spend over digital assistants (PDAs), but are popping up in 2
  3. 3. x86 Server Forecast by Ethernet Connection Type (40G & 100G) Evolution of IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standards 35,000,000 170 802.11n (> 150 Mbps) 30,000,000 IP Traffic by type (TB per month) 140 25,000,000 110 Data Rate (Mbps) 20,000,000 15,000,000 80 802.11a 802.11g (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps) (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps) 10,000,000 50 5,000,000 20 802.11 802.11b 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (1, 2, Mbps) (1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps) 0 FE GbE 10GbE 40GbE 100GbE 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 Source: Intel & Broadcom, April 2007 Source: Tropos Networks $200 billion annually on physical and logical to create comfortable, healthier working Potential Resource Consumption Savings security products and services. From financial environments. These actions can increase from Green Buildings and medical institutions to college campuses occupant productivity by an average of 5%, and airports, systems like access control, video or up to 15%3, which is one of the largest surveillance, intrusion detection, EVAC, and fire potential economic benefits to constructing a alarm and life safety systems are being installed green building. Overall, green buildings designed Potable Water Energy Savings Consumption 22% or upgraded. New government regulations and constructed to conserve resources improve 29% and directives are underway that will further energy efficiency and create healthy working Electricity increase deployment and improvement environments have the potential for huge 15% Waste Output of these systems. savings and facility sustainability. 13% Environmental initiatives Efficiency and lower Total Cost Energy of Ownership (TCO) 7% Commercial institutions in the U.S. account Raw Material CO2 Emission 6% 8% for 76% of electrical energy consumption, While the aforementioned key drivers are which doubled between 1989 and 2005 and extremely significant in the movement toward Source: US Green Building Council and Frost & Sullivan continues to rise2. As the rising cost of energy converged networks for building operating takes center stage in our global economy, systems, no other driver has quite the Converged Networks initiatives like ENERGY STAR and LEED that substantial impact as the need to lower TCO. Considering all the market drivers, the ultimate improve energy efficiency and reduce waste TCO is calculated as the combination of total solution could be a shift to converged networks are fast becoming a key component of costs of products, installation, operation, and that support building operating systems by building design and construction. Through maintenance. Because operational costs account successfully merging signal transmission needs technologies that monitor, manage, and for 50% of a building’s TCO over an estimated for a variety of networking applications like control consumption, enterprises are able 40-year life span, any means of reducing that high-speed Ethernet, VoIP, Power over Ethernet, to significantly reduce energy costs. cost has a considerable impact. On the other and broadband video. In a converged network, hand, construction costs account for only 11% In addition to energy consumption concerns, networking applications will transmit their of TCO. Today’s enterprises would therefore be recent “green” initiatives are impacting the signals over a common infrastructure using wise to strategically invest in the design, entire approach to building design and structured cabling rather than separate products, and systems that ensure reduced construction. From recycled materials and better closed, proprietary solutions. operating costs and achieve a sizeable lighting to practices that decrease pollution and return on investment (see graphs - page 4). improve air quality, many enterprises strive 3
  4. 4. Convergence can start at a lower level where the Total IP convergence will allow several building Levels of Convergence various networks transmit signals over a variety operating systems to operate as open networks While total IP convergence ultimately connects of cabling media while sharing conduit and that use the same cabling media and send data more systems and has the potential to provide pathways and reaping the benefits of one central signals using a common protocol. Data from the maximum benefits of integration, many management and operations center. For example, various systems can then be centrally managed enterprises are just starting down the path to data from the corporate LAN may be transmitted from one interface vs. separate equipment and convergence. Not every enterprise is ready to on twisted-pair copper in the same pathway as more easily shared between applications for even adopt the IP protocol for all building operating coax that is transmitting video from security more simplified and efficient building operations. systems, and not every enterprise is ready to cameras. Both systems can then be managed With IP convergence, a network login can more run building operating systems over one from one data center where head-end equipment easily interface with the security access control common network. for each system can coexist, communicate, and system to make sure the user did in fact enter take advantage of shared resources such as the building. Security personnel can check surveil- The level of convergence that enterprises deploy storage area networks, power distribution and lance cameras from anywhere on the network, or depends on several key factors such as cost of cooling systems. This is also the point where even wirelessly from remote locations. Critical new equipment, the applications being supported, information from each type of building operating alarms and notifications from life-safety systems networking expertise within specific departments, system can be transmitted over the Internet can interface with the corporate LAN and phone and the overall environment. For example, if an to remote locations. system to send alerts to PCs, pagers, and even enterprise has existing, working video equipment cell phones of those responsible for facility and a well-functioning security department with At a higher level of convergence, building management. Lights can automatically go on expertise in coax cabling and related standards, it operating systems can be deployed using in an evacuation situation, and air-handling may not be cost effective to move to video over Internet Protocol (IP) to transmit system units can automatically shut down when IP and replace cameras and head-end equipment information as IP data packets over one smoke is detected. The possibilities are endless. until the existing equipment requires replacement. Ethernet network using routers and switches. Ethernet has become the most widely deployed Through total IP convergence, building Some enterprises may also be reluctant to network technology for transmitting IP data operating systems can work together to ensure deploy IP convergence due to network security signals between two hosts across packet- maximum data transmission performance and concerns. Some government facilities may require switched networks. In recent years, Ethernet and bandwidth capabilities, enhanced access and separate secure networks for certain building IP have advanced to the point where it can now mobility, improved safety and security, reduced operating systems, preventing that system from being used to transmit voice, video, security, energy consumption, and better working residing on a common network. Others may industrial control, and building management environments – all of which ultimately result in simply be concerned about potential viruses information as data signals across the network. simplified building operations and lower TCO. and hackers gaining access to confidential A Building’s Life Cycle Costs How valuable are these benefits of network convergence to your business? Over 40 Years (Share responding “important” or “critical”) 1. Simplified network management 80 73.67% 71.65% 70.74% 2. Reduced cost of voice calls 68.35% 68.19% 67.68% 67.59% 70 64.80% 3. Better collaboration with customers, Retrofit suppliers and partners 60 25% 4. Improved network scalability to 50 accommodate business growth Operation 5. Better customer service 40 50% 6. Expanded number of access types 30 Financing by which employees can connect 14% to the corporate network 20 7. Better network redundancy (for back-up in the event of an outage) 10 Construction 11% 8. Better ability to launch and manage 0 new applications 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Source: ASHRAE Source: Economist Intelligence Unit/AT&T Survey, June 2006 4
  5. 5. information through the increased number Single IP Network vs. Multiple Proprietary Networks of possible entry points to the network that occurs with IP convergence. Adequate network security measures must be properly implemented HVAC Wired LAN throughout the entire IP convergence deployment process. Fortunately, software vendors are Wireless LAN continuing to develop better network security Lighting solutions such as data encryption, firewalls, and traffic regulation. Despite security concerns, the many benefits of IP convergence have caused the number of enterprises moving towards some Elevators level of IP convergence to remain high. Audio/Visual The path to convergence can begin on Fire/Life Safety Security many levels from just trial convergence in small, localized systems to complete enterprise-wide deployment with all systems reaching total IP Migration Strategy for IP Networks convergence. Enterprise customers should seek a level of convergence that meets their unique Enterprise-wide Implementation needs, facility and applications. Regardless of Implement department the level of convergence, this new approach to 17.35% by department 23.21% the networks that support all building operating Roll out in parallel with legacy networks systems can provide significant benefits to meet the needs of today’s enterprise. The signals Which of the following best Trial convergence in small, 17.86% localized experiments describes your company’s transmitted across networks to and from the migration strategy for IP 27.04% Implement at remote sites only devices and sub-systems of each building’s networks? Enterprise-wide Don’t know operating systems can now be transmitted Implementation, Implement 12.24% department by department, etc. 1.53% Other through common pathways and controlled from one central location, reducing the expense 0.77% associated with deploying and operating Source: Economist Intelligence Unit/AT&T Survey, June 2006 multiple independent building systems in separate pathways and locations. on the unique needs of the environment. design and implement all levels of network Deployment Challenges The design of the networks and data center convergence for building operating systems where all systems come together must also based on unique needs, applications and Converged building operating systems are ideal ensure security of information and scalability the type of environment. From commercial for today’s enterprise facilities, but deployment for future expansion and technologies, as well buildings, data centers, and campuses to financial gives rise to many challenges. While technology as support for moving to a higher level of institutions, hospitals and municipalities, every to ease convergence continues to evolve and convergence. Enterprise facilities have a typical environment has unique needs, and enterprises advance, several solutions exist that enterprise lifespan of more than 10 years between major should never get locked into choosing a single customers can consider to help them overcome retrofits, and without scalability and future solution for a specific application, but should the challenges when starting down the path support, an enterprise could be looking at be able to choose from various solutions, such to convergence. huge expenditures down the road. as having access to both coax and twisted-pair Challenge 1: Properly designing from the same supplier for transmitting video the system to support current and Solution: signals. At the same time, networks should future technologies enable interoperability and easy upgrades to With technology still rapidly evolving and The first challenge of deploying converged the shift to total IP convergence just starting, systems without having to alter the supporting networks is to determine the right level enterprises must seek out partners with the cabling infrastructure or experience downtime, of convergence and proper design based expertise and range of products to properly 5
  6. 6. even when new equipment displaces old. Solution: Challenge 5: Locating qualified Because no one knows what the future of design and installation partners Regardless of the level of convergence, convergence will look like, products that go into enterprises can reduce risk and achieve high One issue facing enterprise customers is the building networks should also be backed by a ROI by selecting systems and products designed need to find qualified design and installation vendor with the financial strength, leadership, with features that provide ease of deployment, partners with the knowledge and experience to and expertise to develop new solutions and seamless integration, and cost-effective deploy individual systems while understanding innovative technologies. management over the life of the systems. how to best address all levels of convergence Challenge 2: Ensuring maximum and provide support for moving to total performance and reliability of a Challenge 4: Meeting codes, IP convergence. myriad of systems regulations, and standards Solution: With so many building operating systems, When embarking on converged building many of which are critical to health and operating systems, each system will still need Because every enterprise is different, those that human safety, system failures are unacceptable to comply with applicable local and national design and install converged networks must have now more than ever. While many corporate codes, regulations, and standards. As security a keen knowledge of and the flexibility to deploy LANs have achieved 99.999% (Fiber “Nines”) and life safety concerns increase, and more products and systems to meet a variety of reliability, maintaining that same performance environmental initiatives get underway, the unique needs and environments — from data for all networks that support an entire building amount of standards and regulations that centers, financial institutions, and healthcare is a significant challenge. enterprise customers need to meet could facilities to college campuses, municipalities, continue to increase in the near future. and a variety of commercial and hospitality Solution: Higher-education facilities, for example, venues. Today’s enterprise must also select are already being targeted for regulations design and installation partners with access to Ensuring maximum performance and that require better evacuation systems. an efficient supply chain network that allows reliability starts with networks that are them to more easily and effectively acquire the comprised of products tuned to work together, Solution: right products and solutions for each system. such as an end-to-end structured cabling system with guaranteed performance versus Access to a variety of solutions for each type Challenge 6: Ensuring on-going service individual components. Each system should also of building operating system and comprehensive and support for the life of the network ensure unparalleled signal integrity across all knowledge of their related codes and standards is the first step in achieving proper compliance. Many enterprise customers are wary of embarking building operating systems and provide ample Partnering with vendors that offer a broad on a significant technology deployment like bandwidth and reliability to avoid failures. range of products, have close ties with converged networks and fearful of getting left Challenge 3: Maintaining low standard-making organizations and have in the dark if maintenance, upgrades, or just financial risk and high ROI achieved the global presence to address diverse advice is required in the future. While convergence has clear life-cycle cost needs across all locations, can go a long way Solution: benefits, many enterprise customers are in making sure that every applicable code, concerned about proving the value of initial regulation, and standard is met when deploying Equipment and component vendors and design investments, requiring careful risk assessment. converged networks for various building and installation partners that offer a complete Because reduced operational costs have the operating systems. suite of value-added services can help ensure most impact on ensuring lower TCO, evaluating on-going service and support for the life of the how specific products and solutions will network. These services should address initial ultimately simplify and improve building concept, design, and deployment, followed by operations is a key part of ensuring a high post-installation service, long-term maintenance return on investment (ROI). programs, warranty assurance, and a total commitment to customer satisfaction. 6
  7. 7. Why Belden Total Enterprise Networks? Belden understands that the path to convergence Corporate strength Global presence is just that – a path – and every enterprise is at a different location along that path, and there is Enterprise networks are long-term investments One of the keys to successful enterprise-wide no one right answer to all installations. Belden that must provide many years of reliable service convergence lies in developing and standardizing is uniquely positioned to help enterprises design while fully supporting the increasing demands on reliable solutions, and then replicating those and deploy networks based on the level of of each new generation of systems and proven solutions throughout the enterprise. convergence that best fits their individual needs applications. As a multi-billion dollar public Belden operates on a true global basis with sales, and applications while ensuring the scalability corporation with more than 100 years of service, and support operations throughout and support to continue along the path to continuous operations, Belden has a clear record the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. total IP convergence. of financial strength and operational excellence Belden’s design, distribution, and installer and is well positioned to grow and expand even network has the experience and proven processes Experience in today’s challenging economic conditions. necessary to ensure the successful deployment of networks across the world. In today’s world, building a solid foundation for converged networks takes more than just a ‘supplier’ – it takes a partner with proven experience and credentials. Belden delivered The Belden Total Enterprise Networks Approach its first products more than 100 years ago and has Belden has a real approach evolved to become one of the industry’s leading to converged networks from manufacturers of signal transmission solutions for the ground up. It all starts with building operating systems. Belden’s experience a remarkable set of innovative is deep and proven and spans virtually all sectors enabling technologies that provide including finance, health, high technology, maximum performance, enhanced education, government, and energy. access and mobility, improved safety and security, better Expertise control and efficiency, and Today’s building operating systems must lower TCO across building operating systems. support a staggering array of devices, users, protocols, and architectures. Belden has These groundbreaking the expertise to address all diverse signal technologies then allow transmission needs through one of the Belden to specifically engineer, industry’s most comprehensive product manufacture, and verify a portfolios, organized into solutions for virtually breadth of high-quality all enterprise applications including wired and products, like Belden’s wireless data networking, industrial networking, Bonded-Pair Cables, that support the various systems. audio/visual and security networking, and building automation and management. Belden technologies and products are only as good as the people who design, install, and service the applications they support. That is why Belden invests heavily in evaluating, training, and qualifying only the best design and installation partners for each building operating system. Through innovative technologies, quality products, and qualified partners, Belden delivers a full range of high performance copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructure systems to successfully transmit signals throughout the enterprise. Belden combines leadership, product and system offerings, and expert service and support to provide any enterprise with the solution for converged networks – Total Enterprise Networks. 7
  8. 8. Breadth of product line systems wherever and whenever needed. Industry leadership Belden offers one of the industry’s strongest Every enterprise has unique installation To ensure that building operating systems networks of professional business partners with requirements for converged networks. With comply with codes, regulations and standards proven histories and extensive experience in more than 250,000 product part numbers while meeting tomorrow’s inevitable changes the markets they serve and the technologies available, Belden has the product portfolio to in technologies, Enterprise customers need a they support, having mastered every aspect ensure that enterprises won’t get locked into a partner who is truly an industry leader. Few of their respective building operating systems single technology. Belden provides enterprises companies can match Belden’s commitment to provide superior guidance, flexibility, and with access to a broad and deep portfolio of to the advancement of the networking industry performance when designing and deploying components that seamlessly integrate into through participation in a wide spectrum converged networks. reliable, high-performance networks for a variety of industry initiatives. By working closely of building operating systems signal transmission Support and service with domestic and international standards needs. So whether it’s twisted-pair, fiber, or coax organizations, industry associations, user groups needed to transmit a video signal, Belden has Understanding and assessing unique signal and technology alliances, Belden is able to the products and expertise to help customers transmission needs, providing consultative remain abreast of current and future directions make the right choice for their unique needs. support, and delivering comprehensive client in technologies and applications. service are critical for meeting the needs of Solution provider philosophy today’s enterprise as they embark on the path Only From Belden to convergence. Belden offers a complete Individual components are of little value until When going down the path to convergence suite of value-added services that support they are installed as a network, and enterprises and deploying the networks that transmit the customers from initial concept and design need to invest wisely and not risk mixing and signals to and from enterprise building operating through to post-installation service and matching products. A recognized industry systems, Belden provides a proven solution. long-term maintenance. All Belden systems leader in bringing a solutions approach to the Belden Total Enterprise Networks offer superior are backed by a series of warranty programs infrastructure technology segment, Belden performing products/systems designed and to best suit the needs and expectations of delivers end-to-end solutions rather than just installed by the best partners in the industry enterprise customers. supplying individual components. Whether it’s under a total quality approach – all fully transmitting the voice and data signals for daily R&D innovation supported by the best warranty program that operations and communications, managing will likely never have to be used. high-density cabling in the data center, ensuring Improving performance, reliability, manageability and ease-of-use are driven by innovation As data rates get faster, people become productive video conferences, controlling the through a commitment to R&D investment more mobile, threats become more serious, air-handling units, evacuating a building, or and vision. With more than 600 current patents environmental initiatives expand, and costs helping in the detection of a fire, Belden has or patents pending, Belden has a proven track continue to rise, Belden is the brand that the signal transmission solution for virtually record of product and technology innovation customers can count on for the best performance every building operating system. and industry-firsts spanning virtually all aspects and reliability, expert care and advice, and lower Strong business partner network of enterprise signal transmission, including TCO for converged networks of all levels. innovative cable design and connection Call 1.800.BELDEN.1 or visit the web site The value and effectiveness of converged technologies for better performance, improved at for more networks requires more than just the supply flexibility, and easy installation. Belden continues information on the products and solutions of high quality, high performance products to invest in R&D to ensure that customers’ that make up Belden Total Enterprise Networks. and systems – it requires the resources and networks remain at the forefront of current services of established, fully-trained professional technology and are well positioned to adopt business partners who will optimize the design, and adapt the technologies of the future. installation, service and logistical supply of References 1. The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe, IDC, March, 2008 2. US Department of Energy 3. Compelling Reasons for Green Buildings, USGBC/ULI/NRR, 2002, cited in Economic Benefits Standard Belden Technical Support 1.800.BELDEN.1 TENWP 2009 © Copyright 2009, Belden Inc.