Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Data Cabling Reference Sites Winter 2010 (2)


Published on

  • Login to see the comments

  • Be the first to like this

Data Cabling Reference Sites Winter 2010 (2)

  1. 1. Winter 2010 Data Cabling Reference SitesAble Data Installations PlcAble House, 1 Figree HillHemel HempsteadHerts HP2 5XLTel: 01442
  2. 2. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Reed Smith Summary Installation of Data & Voice Cabling over 13 Floors Contact Nick Bennett Coleman Bennett International 19th Floor 30 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8AD Location Broadgate Tower, London Contract £400k Systems Systimax GigaSPEED XL Cat 6 Installed Sept 2008 - Feb 2009 Consultant Coleman Bennett International Contractor ISG Project Reed Smith, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world with more than Description 1,500 lawyers, have consolidated its London operations by relocating from two legacy sites to a single new London Headquarters at Broadgate Tower, London. As part of the fit out Able Data were contracted to install 6,000 data outlets distributed over thirteen floors. The installation time spent on site was greatly reduced thanks to the use of pre-terminated cable looms, which were manufactured and tested off site. One of the key challenges to solve was the running of a fibre and copper cable backbone over thirty floors from the IT computer room at the foot of the building to the office floors. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 1
  3. 3. Able Data SCS Reference SitesAshmolean MuseumSummary Cabling of Major New Building ExtensionContact Dr Jonathan Moffett Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PHContract £200KSystems Molex Cat6Installed Dec 2008 - Oct 2009Builder BAMProject The Ashmolean Museum, dating from the 17th century, is the oldest public museum in the UK. Award-winning architect Rick Mather created a new building that has doubled the Ashmolean’s gallery space and state-of-the-art facilities. In November 2009, the £61M redevelopment opened to the public. Able Data installed a structured cabling system, consisting of nearly a thousand outlets, spread over 6 floors of the new building extension. Each of the 13 remote patch cabinet locations had a fibre & copper backbone linking to the Basement computer room. As well as the provision of the computer cabinets at each location Able Data supplied & installed an APC UPS & 3Comm Switch. The biggest challenge was the complexity and range of cable routes. Whilst some outlets are located in low floor boxes, others for high gallery points (overhead projectors etc) are at more than eight metres high. Another challenge was fitting cabling around a complex building program; many outlets could not be terminated or tested until after the exhibition cabinets had been installed.Pictures Autumn 2009 Page 2
  4. 4. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Misys Summary Cabling & moves into new headquarters building Contact Phil Davies, IT Manager. Misys One Kingdom Street, Paddington. W2 6BL Tel: 020 8879 1188 Location Paddington, London Contract £300K Systems Brand-Rex Cat6 & OM3, Cooper B-Line Cabinets Start & Finish Feb – Aug 2008 Consultant April Management Contractor Mastercraft Design Project Misys were consolidating four regional offices into one new Description headquarters building. The new offices required 3,000 Brand Rex LSOH Cat6 outlets installed over three floors, each floor being cabled from two patch rooms. Able Data connected the patch rooms through diversely routed OM3 fibre and voice backbones. In the main computer room, Able Data installed Cooper B-Line cabinets, fitted with the Unite Hawki-2 intelligent power monitor and control products. Able Data also managed the movement of 500 users into the new building. Scheduled over five weekends, this included providing an asset register of all of their computer equipment and a full moves service into the new offices, including connection and test of all of the desktop equipment. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 3
  5. 5. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Ashburton Court Summary Hampshire County Council Office HQ & Data Centre Contact Bob Davis, Senior ICT Consultant Mace Atelier House, 64 Pratt Street London NW1 0LF Tel: 020 7554 8000 Location Winchester City Centre Contract £850K Systems Nexans Lanmark-6 10G F/UTP, Nexans LANsense System, Excel Cat6 Installed Sep 2007 – May 2009 Consultant Mace Contractor BAM Project In 2009 Hamshire County Council (HCC) completed a major office Description refurbishment of its HQ building at Ashburton Court. The conversion of this 1960’s council office building to a naturally ventilated, low energy facility included a heat recovery from the internal Data Centre as a source of heat to service the office areas. Able Data were contracted by BAM to install a data cabling system providing 4,000 Cat6 outlets to the new offices and meeting rooms. Able Data also won the contract to build the new Data Centre facility, completed over eight weeks in Spring 2009. With 70 Prism server cabinets, 5,000 copper links and 2,000 fibre links, this new data centre has become HCC’s primary Data Centre. The facility incorporates leading edge Data Centre technologies to maximise space and power usage and to enable remote operation. Functionality installed by Able Data included a Nexans 10G Ca6a copper cabling system, a Nexans Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) system, Nexans remotely control Intelligent PDU’s and a Data Centre wide Austin Hughes KVM system. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 4
  6. 6. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Veolia Three Valleys Water Summary Cabling of building Contact Bob Davis, Senior ICT Consultant Mace Atelier House, 64 Pratt Street London NW1 0LF Tel: 020 7554 8000 Location Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Contract £200K Systems Molex PowerCat 6 UTP Cat6 Start & Finish Nov 2008 – Jan 2009 Consultant Mace Contractor Como Project Veolia Water (formally Three Valleys Water) consolidated their Description offices into the new HUB building in Hatfield, a building to house 750 office staff. Able Data were contracted by Como to install a 3,000 outlet Cat6 data cabling system. Run over four floors, outlets were terminated in a grid of 8-way consolidation points installed under the false floor. Desk outlets were connected to the consolidation points through solid patch lead connections. The project was completed over a period of two months. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 5
  7. 7. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Johnson & Johnson Summary Johnson & Johnson Pinewood Building, Wokingham Contact Paul Leinster Johnson & Johnson The Braccons London Road Bracknell Berkshire RG12 2AT Location Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire. Contract £300K Systems Siemon 10G 6A F/UTP System Installed Aug 2008 – Jan 2009 Consultant J&J Information Technology Services Contractor Como Project Johnson & Johnson, the global American pharmaceutical giant, built a Description brand new three storey Building at Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham. Able Data quoted and won the contract with Como to install 3,000 Data outlets covering three floors, including the cabling of a state of art Auditorium. Able Data installed a high performance Siemon shielded Cat6a system, tested to provide the full 10G performance over the full 90m required by the installation. Most of the outlets were installed under the raised floor in a grid pattern of 3-way outlets boxes, providing full flexibility for moves and changes. Able Data installed a single mode fibre backbone and fitted out a small data centre with Minkel equipment cabinets. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 7
  8. 8. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Fidelity Oakhill Data Centre Summary New Data Centre at the Fidelity HQ Contact John Brogan, Project Manager Fidelity International Oakhill House, 130 Tonbridge Rd Hildenborough, Kent, TN11 9DZ Tel: 01732 361 144 Location Tonbridge, Kent Contract £2.5M Systems Systimax Cat 6, LazrSPEED 300 OM3, iPatch, CPI Patch Frames Installed Jul – Oct 2009 Project Fidelity International is a world-wide leading investment provider. As Description part of their UK data centre consolidation strategy, Fidelity required a new Data Centre facility at its HQ facility at Tonbridge. Spread over two underground data halls and two office floors, the project required the installation of 30,000 Cat6 copper links and 11,000 OM3 duplex fibre links to 300 Rittal cabinets and used more than 700km of cable. All links connect to a patch field of 80 x CPI patch frames, each monitored with the iPatch Intelligent patch system. The Data Centre was cabled overhead on three levels of CPI ladder racking. One of the biggest challenges faced by Able Data was to deliver the required high quality of cabling. To work out the optimum cable routing schemes, Able Data built an offsite mock up of a row of patch frames and the associated cables. To speed up installation whilst minimising unsightly cable slack, Able Data single end pre-terminated all copper and fibre links. The entire installation was completed over a 14 week period. As well as building and configuring a 40,000 port iPatch system to manage patching and monitor network devices, Able Data implemented additional bespoke functionality tailored to Fidelity’s requirements, including auto server provisioning. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 6
  9. 9. Able Data SCS Reference Sites North Kent Police Summary North Kent Police HQ Contact Justice Support Service (North Kent) Ltd Location Gravesend Contract £200K System Siemon System 6 UTP Start & Dec 2007 – April 2008 Finish Contractor Imtech Meica Project North Kent Police new Head Quarters is a new build state of the art Description 11,500 Metre2 four-storey building, which houses police officers, civilian staff, evidential stores and includes a 40-cell custody suite. Able Data installed 2,000 outlet Siemon Cat 6 LSZH data outlets across the four floors and custody suite. The computer rooms, fitted with Dell equipment cabinets, were interconnected through a Siemon OM3 fibre and Cat6 copper backbone. Able Data also installed a TV distribution system. The biggest challenge of the installation was to install and protect the cabling amidst the confusion of a large building site. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 8
  10. 10. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Bucks New University (BNU) Summary Installation of Data & Voice Cabling over 13 Floors Contact Andy MacFarlane BAM Construction Centrium, Griffiths Way St Albans, Herts. AL1 2RD Location High Wycombe Contract £150K Systems Excel Cat6 Installed Apr 2009 – Dec 2009 Contractor BAM Project Buckinghamshire New University’s camp has undergone an extensive Description £60m programme of rebuilding in 2009. A new, high-tech learning resources centre, known as the Gateway, forms the focal point of the University’s technology-led learning experience. Able Data were contracted by BAM to install an 1,800 Excel Cat6 UTP cabling system, spread over the six patch rooms on the six floors of the new Gateway building extension. Able Data also installed an Blown Fibre (OM3) & a voice link backbone cabling infrastructure between each patch room and the main computer room on the 4th floor. PictureAutumn 2009 Page 9
  11. 11. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Summary Cabling of RPC’s new London HQ Contacts Neil Davidson, IT Manager Carl Stowe-Smith, Project Manager Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Overbury Tower Bridge House 77 Newman Street St Katharines Way London London, E1W 1AA W1T 3EW Tel: 020 3060 6000 Tel: 020 7307 9083 Location Tower Bridge House, London Contract £400K Systems Beldon CDT Cat6 Period February 2006 – June 2006 Consultant Coleman Bennett International Contractor Overbury Project RPC, a leading UK law firm, consolidated their London operations Description into the prestigious Tower Bridge House. As part of the fit out of the new building, Able Data supplied and installed 6,000 Cat6 outlets over four floors. These were installed in a flood-filled under floor grid of 4-way outlet boxes, so that outlets can be pulled through the floor and mounted on desk positions as required. Able Data also installed an OM3 fibre backbone, using redundant routes and supporting backup focal points to the building of a fault tolerant network. Able Data also installed an iTRACS cable management system, providing facilities for RPC to manage their cabling infrastructure and to support moves and changes. This included the iDiscovery module, which allows RPC to dynamically discover and monitor ip network devices on the network & to map these onto the cabling infrastructure. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 10
  12. 12. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Northumberland Hotel Summary Mayflex, Excel Cat 5e - Northumberland Hotel Contact Northumberland Hotel The Club Quarters Trafalgar Square London Location Northumberland Avenue Contract Data, Telephone and RF Cabling Systems Mayflex Excel Cat 5e Start & November 2006 Finish May 2007 Consultant Contractor Meica Project Description The Installation of Telephone, Data and RF cabling to over 1000 Hotel rooms. The Club Quarters Trafalgar Square is located in a beautifully restored building dating back to the 1880s, situated just off Londons historic Trafalgar Square which houses Nelson’s Column, the church of St. Martin’s in the Fields and the National Gallery. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 11
  13. 13. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Penguin Summary Penguin – London – Ortronics Cat6 – Outlets 2000 Contact Dean Moore Coleman Bennett International 19th Floor 30 St Mary Axe EC3A 8AD Tel: 020 7638 2000 Location The Strand, London Contract £400K Systems Ortronics Cat6 & OM3 Period March 2007 - December 2007 Consultant CBI Contractor Faithdean Project This project was part of the Penguin Publishing refurbishment at Description their headquarters in the Strand. The project was spread over three floors and involved the upgrade and installation of a new Ortronics UTP Clarity Category 6 structured cabling system. Where possible, existing equipment and cables was re-used. A feature of the installation was the use of the Ortronics Clarity Jak-Pak 6-way outlet boxes to offer a very neat desk end solution. The project also included installation of the highly popular Mighty Mo 6 open patch frames. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 12
  14. 14. Able Data SCS Reference Sites London Transport Museum Summary Structure Cabling & AV Cabling Location Covent Garden Contract £100K Systems Excel Cat 5e UTP Start & Finish February 07 - November 07 Contractor Imtech Meica Project The new museum in Covent Garden opened in November 2007 after a Description two year £22M redesign project. The Museum tells the story of the development of London, its transport system and the people who travelled and worked on them over the last 200 years. Able Data installed a structured flood wired system throughout the Museum and Gift shop. This involved installing cables at large heights in order to reach all parts of the museum. Different sections were also interconnected with a fibre backbone. Able Data also installed a network of specials AV links to support the equipment to enable visitors to enjoy a full vision and Audio commentary as they walk around the museum. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 13
  15. 15. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Fidelity Investments Summary Cabling of Fidelity’s Date Centres Contact Dexter Baird Oakhill House, 130 Tonbridge Road Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9DZ Tel: 01732 777627 Location Acton Colt Data Centre, London Global Switch 2 Data Centre, London Contract £650K (Total) Systems SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL Cat6 SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED OM2, OM3 Start & Jan 2003 – May 2003 Finish Nov 2005 – Dec 2005 Jul 2006 Project In three separate projects, Able Data have cabled Fidelity’s London Description based Data centres. In the first project Able Data supplied and installed thirty data cabinets and the required cabling infrastructure. The initial installation of 4,000 copper links was completed within four weeks. All RJ45 patch panels are of the Avaya Fleximax variety, where standard outlet modules are clipped into the panel. The second and third projects were similar, but on a larger scale. The third project at Global Switch involved 10,000 links, installed over a period of one month, made possible by the use of off site pre- termination, As part of the initial project, Able Installed also 1,000 10Gbit OM2 fibre links, terminated onto SC connector outlets. The later projects used LC connectors. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 14
  16. 16. Able Data SCS Reference Sites AllianceBernstein Summary New structured cabling system for AllianceBernstein Contacts Martyn Chadaway CBI 19th Floor 30 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8AD Tel: 020 7638 2000 Location 50 Berkeley Street, London Contract £400K Systems Tyco AMP Cat6 Period January 2006 – June 2006 Consultant Coleman Bennett International Contractor Wates Project AllianceBerstein is on of the largest publicly traded global asset Description management firms in the world. When AllianceBernstein were refurbishing their offices in Berkeley Street, Able Data were contracted to build a new structured cabling system. Spread over four floors, Able Data installed 5,000 new outlets and over 4,000 computer room links. A tight programme required completion in less than size weeks, achieved by using pre-termination to pre-build cable assemblies off site and night working on site. Each floor was flood wired back to two patch rooms per floor. All of the patch rooms were connected to the main and backup computer rooms through diversely routed Cat6 copper and OM3 fibre. Able Data were subsequently awarded the contract to review the cabling at Devonshire House, another AllianceBernstein site in London. PictureAutumn 2009 Page 15
  17. 17. Able Data SCS Reference Sites eBay Berlin Summary Cabling of building in Berlin. Contact Kevin Wenman Protek Systems Ltd Flexford Road,, North Baddesley, Southampton SO52 9DF Tel: 023 8026 7733 Location Europarc-Dreilinden, Berlin Contract £350K Systems SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL7 Cat6 Start & Finish Aug -Sep 2005 Consultant N/A Contractor Direct Project EBay required a new cabling system for its new J9 HQ building in Description Berlin. This was to be based upon the eBay US model of cabling and would form the 1st of a number of similar installations around Europe. Able Data installed 2,000 SYSTIMAX outlets over five floors. As per the eBay standard, these were implemented in groups of four on US style faceplates. To fit in with the strong eBay logo branding, the outlets were implemented using coloured jacks, yellow and green (Cat6 for data) and blue and red (Cat5e for voice). These were cabled back to the patch rooms through three cables, the voice outlets sharing one cable. As well as a number of local patch rooms, the project also involved the installation of a data centre. All were built using CPI open frame racks for patching and servers, including full overhead ladder racking. The impressive effect was further enhanced in the data centre by the installation of an overhead Panduit Fibrerunner system for the containment of the fibre interconnections. A crucial aspect of the project was the logistics of shipping specialist materials from UK, US and other parts of Europe in short timescales. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 16
  18. 18. Able Data SCS Reference Sites APAX Summary Molex Cat 6 – OM3 Contact Stephen Grabiner 020 7872 6300 Location 33 Jermyn Street London SW1Y 6DN Contract 130k Systems Molex Start & 6 Month Project Finish Consultant CBI Contractor ISG Project Description Able Data Installations installed a Molex Cat 6 & OM3 Fibre Optic cabling systems over 6 floors of the new London headquarters Building of Apax and Partners in Jermym Street. Apax Partners is a global private equity group that invests in five industry sectors. Founded more than 30 years ago, the firm uses its sector expertise, deep local presence and broad global platform to create value for its stakeholders. The history of Apax is Interwoven with the development of the private equity assest class on both sides of the Atlantic. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 17
  19. 19. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Commerzbank Infrastructure Support Summary Infrastructure support for Commerzbank Contact Russel Sargent, Data Centre Manager Commerzbank, 30 Gresham Street London. EC2P 2XY Tel: 020 7623 8000 Locations • 30 Gresham Street London • Watford Data Centre • Camberley Data Centre Contract £500K per annum Systems Siemon 10G System with MAPIT IIM & iTRACS Start 1988 - Ongoing Project Able Data have been supporting Commerzbank’s (formally Dresdner Description Kleinwort) infrastructure for over twenty years. The focus of the service has always been on fast response and quality of service. With 50,000 managed ports in London and more than 60,000 managed ports at the two Data Centres at Camberley and Watford, the facility is probably amongst the largest IIM installations in Europe. Able Data provides a permanent site based team to manage the infrastructure and to plan & implement moves and changes for both the uses and the computer servers. Duties include: • 7:00 – 17:00 daily cover • Isolating and fixing infrastructure problems as they are reported • General administration of the iTRACS system & maintenance of the MapIT Intelligent hardware • Management & use of iDiscover to monitor network equipment and track assets • General maintenance of patch frames throughout the buildings • Patching new services • Planning & installation of infrastructure upgrades • Using iTRACS to plan moves and changes Able Data is a Siemon approved installer and an iTRACS iPSP.Autumn 2009 Page 18
  20. 20. Able Data SCS Reference Sites Debenhams Summary Data Cabling for new and refurbished Department Stores Contact Peter Craven, Project Manager. Bedford Road, Park Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DB Tel: 01823 364 303 Location Various retail sites including Hemel Hempstead, Thanet, Woking, Portsmouth & Slough. Contract £150K Systems SYSTIMAX PowerSUM Cat5e & Excel Cabinets Start & November 2004 (Thanet) Finish March 2005 (Portsmouth, Woking, Sough) April 2005 (Hemel Hempstead) Consultant N/A Contractor Various Project Debenhams has an ongoing program of opening new stores. In each Description they install a structured cabling system to serve the shop floor tills and pay points as well as the general offices. It is Debenhams policy to use SYSTIMAX PowerSUM cabling throughout. By the nature of shop premises, most of the cabling work is in the ceiling void, requiring the extensive use of platforms. Each store floor will normally have its own cabling cabinet. These cabinets are joined to the master cabinet via either fibre or copper interlinks, depending on the distances involved. Part of this project involved the fast track conversion of three Alders stores to Debenhams in March 2005. This involved the use of three separate cabling teams working on the different sites. PicturesAutumn 2009 Page 19