Dubai Airport expands using Microsens networking technology
The following Press Release nicely describes how Microsens Fibre Optic Microswitches can be used in large public buildings and infrastructure projects to reduce costs while building a higher bandwidth Infrastructure that is much more reliable, uses less energy and is more future safe than Ethernet switches over copper.
Hamm, 20 September 2011. Microsens, one of the leading providers of fiber optic transmission systems, has received a large order for more than 7,000 network components (switches) for the multi-billion dollar expansion of Dubai Airport. Microsens switches will be used to create a high-performance fiber optic network in the international airport's new eleven-storey C3 terminal building. The Microsens Fiber to the Office (FTTO) concept will be employed in an area measuring approximately 11,000 square metres; the components' special design makes an intelligent combination of fiber optic and copper connection technologies possible. The Microsens technology meets the considerable challenge of supplying the approximately 50 ticket and check-in desks, hotels, and businesses with highperformance data transmission. These standards also apply to the new building's 20 gates, most of which are set up to manage the Airbus 380—currently the largest aircraft in civil aviation. Microsens' FTTO technology guarantees the high bandwidth needed over large transmission distances, while also meeting the airport's high standards in terms of both data security and energy efficiency.
Financial considerations were another key factor in the decision to install a fiber optics network using Microsens switches: by consulting with Microsens, network architects were able to reduce the number of distribution rooms needed from 144 to 11 compared to exclusively copper-based cabling and network technologies. This increases the amount of usable space available to businesses and airport management in the new building. The FTTO concept helps reduce the overall costs of purchasing, installing, and maintaining cabling technology and intermediate distributors. Furthermore, the Microsens concept contributes to a significant reduction of IT-related operational and energy costs, since the decentralised approach makes air conditioning and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) equipment largely unnecessary.
Dubai Airport is becoming one of the most important transport hubs for passenger and freight air traffic between Europe and Asia. This requires solid investments in future-proof networking technologies that can be adapted to suit new requirements easily and costefficiently. Microsens' FTTO concept is well prepared for this: the system can be upgraded to new technologies by simply exchanging active network components, and passive cabling can remain in place during expansions.
Planning for the new C3 terminal building began around five years ago. The original plans included a copper-based network. This changed, however, when Microsens consultants presented the hybrid FTTO concept with fiber optic technology and explained the benefits it would provide the airport. The provider was awarded a contract for more than 7,000 switches to be used in network infrastructure, to be delivered between September and December 2011. Work on C3 was successfully completed at the beginning of 2013.
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MICROSENS is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic data transmission systems. The company's expertise stretches across every field of application in fiber optic technology, from internal company networks (LAN), to access networks (Access), to metropolitan area networks (MAN). Its wide range of investments in both state-of-the-art production facilities and cutting-edge technology guarantee market-leading solutions. MICROSENS provides creative solutions based on high-quality components, satisfying customers’ needs to the fullest in cost-efficient, solution-oriented ways. Since its founding in Hamm, Westphalia (Germany) in 1993, MICROSENS has been increasingly successful in its area of business focus: the development and production of active components for data communications networks. MICROSENS markets its solutions worldwide through its branch offices as well as its distribution offices in France and Poland. The products are marketed and supported locally by certified distribution partners. All delivered products adhere to the relevant international directives and standards, such as those for Gigabit Ethernet, SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, etc. In autumn 2006 MICROSENS took another major step on the path towards future success: Thanks to investments on the part of the new principal shareholder, MICROSENS now belongs to the fast-growing and highly profitable euromicron group, whose work in the IT industry places particular focus on network and fiber optic technologies.
euromicron AG provides complete solutions for communications, data and security networks. Their network infrastructures integrate speech, image, and data transmission wirelessly, via copper cabling, and using fiber optic technologies. These network infrastructures provide the foundations for euromicron’s market-leading applications, which include e-health, security, control, and surveillance systems. Its competencies as developer and manufacturer of fiber optic components make euromicron AG a fast growing, highly profitable group of companies; the mid-sized public corporation is focussed on operative growth and integration as well as on additional market permeation, internationalisation, and expansion.
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