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City Electrical Factors (CEF) IT Headquarters

Background:

City Electrical Factors (CEF) is the largest electrical wholesaler in the UK, with over twice as many distribution outlets than its competitors.

With their workforce growing, CEF reached full capacity at their site in Meadowfield, County Durham and so they built a new site opposite their existing offices. With the new site being built, this created more job opportunities in the North East. City Electrical Factors was established in 1951 and now employs over 700 people with over 390 branches across the UK. Although CEF is in the electrical wholesaling industry, they have a growing team of over 70 software developers and IT specialists bringing innovation into the way the business runs.

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Project:

Connect Data Solutions propose to supply and install a complete network infrastructure.

The network will comprise of 12no Excel Cat6a F/FTP Outlets which will all be labelled with engraved labels. The Cat6a LSOH cabling will be installed within dedicated containment throughout the building and the cabling will emanate from a new Excel SR 47u 800 x 1000 Patching Cabinet from the ground floor Comms room. Furthermore, Connect Data Solutions will also install Excel Cat6a Jacks and Shutters within the floor boxes.

8 Excel 47u 800 x 1000 Environ Server Rack Cabinets will be supplied and installed by Connect Data Solutions. Along with the cabinets, Connect Data Solutions will also supply and install 1 Excel 21u 600 x 600 Wall Box. CDS will supply and install 2no CW1308 20pr Internal Multi-Core link from the main Comms room to the 21u remote cabinet. A 1u patch panel will be installed in each cabinet and the patch panels will be engraved with high quality, engraved labels. CDS will also install 5no Excel OM4 LT External CST Fibres in the required positions. The fibre cabling will be installed in containment throughout the building and in the external duct works.

Like the Cat6a cabling, the fibre cabling will emanate from the Main Comms room on the Ground Floor. CDS will install 1no Excel OM4 24 core internal fibre link and they will be panel to panel links. 15no Excel Cat6a F/FTP External links will be supplied and installed by CDS and the external cabling will emanate from the Main Comms Room on the ground floor.

To find out more about the services Connect Data Solutions can provide, please click here.

Products:

  • Excel Category 6a LSOH F/FTP Outlets
  • Excel Environ SR 47u 800 x 1000 Cabinets & Associated Items
  • Excel 21u 600 x 600 Wall Box
  • CW1308 20pr Links
  • Excel OM4 4 Core External Fibre Links
  • Excel OM4 24 Core Internal Fibre LinksExcel External Cat6a F/FTP Links