Internet of Things

Internet of Things or commonly called as IOT is a new trend in the technology world which will take the connectivity and consolidation of various smaller standalone devices to a completely new level.

Hundreds and millions of stand-alone devices from Thermostats to refrigerators, from Access control to Elevators everything are slowly being connected to collect data from different streams. Gartner estimates that by 2020, around 21 billion IP-enabled devised will be connected to our networks. These devices will stream huge amount of real time data. IOT is aimed to provide faster data transfer rates to facilitate such enormous data to be travel along our networks. Apart from this IOT seeks to improve safety and security and reduces energy consumption thus maximizing operational efficiency.

With IP-enabled devices getting connected to our networks, massive volume of real time data is produced and transferred over the networks. This data can produce useful information and knowledge which will facilitate managerial and operational level decisions both at corporate and at consumer level. Sometimes these devices are capable to make decisions at their own.

In order to support and manage the data transmissions required to make IoT a reality and allowing billions of connected devices to participate in huge data transfers, there is a major need to deploy data communication infrastructure with reliable, superior performance structured cabling serving as the backbone of such intelligent buildings for both commercial and residential.

How will IoT affect corporate networks and Data centers?

IoT won’t only impact networks but it will also impact data centers. For the networks it means a lot of data traffic within the local area networks and huge requirement of Internet Bandwidth. Every device/user needs access to network at all times and from any location to monitor, manage and control these systems and data. A complete upgrade of network infrastructure is required including structured cabling and hardware devices like Wireless Access points, switches and routers. Organizations looking to upgrade their infrastructure or moving facilities should keep future requirements of IoT in mind before deciding on cable type, number of WAPs and so on. For Data centers, businesses needs to take into account whether to build or maintain their own, lease colocation space or take into cloud based on storage, security and bandwidth requirements.

Every enterprise is different in terms of their readiness towards major infrastructure changes or upgrades. We at Excellinx help such organizations to design and deploy communication infrastructure to support IoT and make them ready for the future needs. Read more about our products and services at

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