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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2014/10/31 - The new solution will offer customers an alternative approach to structured cabling by combining passive cabling with active switching.
Nexans, the worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems, today announced the launch of LANactive, a Fibre-to-the-Office (FttO) solution in the Middle East. The new LANactive solution offers customers a new alternative approach to office networking by using passive fibre cabling and components together with locally distributed active micro-switches to provide Ethernet services via standard copper based RJ45 technology to the device.
“We are pleased to offer our Middle East customers an alternative approach to structured cabling with our new LANactive solution. By combing passive cabling with active switching, the LANactive solution will provide our customers significant cost savings especially those that have several restrictions especially in terms of capacity and space. Our customers from across the region have already shown interest in LANactive and we are confident this solution will be an ideal alternative for certain verticals,” says Mr. Tarek Helmy, Regional Director Gulf and Middle East, South & East Africa of Nexans Cabling Solutions.
Nexans’ LANactive solution offers significant cost savings and benefits in specific types of environment such as hospitals, universities and airports where:
• long transmission distances within the building are required;
• space and/or cost restrictions limit the use of floor distributors;
• cable containment has limited capacity;
• refurbishment is required with minimum disruption;
• redundancy at user level is required.
All components including the active switches, cabling and connectivity are designed and manufactured by Nexans. The switches themselves are manufactured by Nexans in Germany which has a 20 year history of supplying a broad customer base and includes universities, hospitals and public administration facilities where the solution has been proven to demonstrate consistent reliability over many years.
Nexans (nexans.com) brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our worldwide customers. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low -environmental- impact industrial processes.
In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide.
We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2013 of nearly 6.7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.