Connected Intelligence Reference Design
An Amazing Solution for an Amazing Game
Topnet Distribution - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 2015 World Men’s Handball Championships were held in Qatar, where three new venues were constructed to host the tournament. The venues were large, and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure would require fiber optic cabling to cover the distances involved. But most of the devices that connected to this network infrastructure would have copper RJ45 ports rather than fiber ports. So an enormous number of copper to fiber media converters would be required. As space was limited in the telecom rooms, the media converters would need to have a small footprint.
Mannai, the company responsible for the installation, turned to TopNet Distribution for a solution. TopNet suggested the PoE & PoE+ Giga-MiniMc/LFPT switching media converter from B+B SmartWorx’ IMC Networks division. The PoE & PoE+ Giga-MiniMc/LFPT combines gigabit copper to fiber media conversion, power for remote network devices via Ethernet cable, and industrial grade specifications in a single compact form factor. The PoE & PoE+ Giga-MiniMc/LFPT was the perfect product for the task at hand.
B+B SmartWorx products Used in this Reference Design