Complicated cabling structure was used for building management systems when traditional cabling system was previously used. The structure of traditional cabling system was complicated because separate cables were required for individual affiliated devices like telephone, CCTV devices and television.
Common disadvantages of traditional cabling system includes limited functionality, complicated management and increased cost. Modern cabling designs that are all based on IP-based Network integrated with the overall ELV systems.
However, extensive experience and technical expertise of networking and ELV knowledge is required for incorporating those modern cabling systems. No complicated structure of cabling is required and still the results are always effective on least capital and operating expenditure.
Here are some common reasons that why construction cost is considerably low because of integrated ELV systems.
Consolidated Cabling and Pathways:
Latest IP-based Extra Low Voltage designs are the only choice for most of the ELV design consultant Qatar based companies because of some common issues with the traditional solutions. Every device attached to traditional cabling system was using its own pathway and cabling system like coaxial cable for TV, twisted pair cable for Telephone and CAT6 for Network.
As compare to that structure, the IP-based ELV Designs allow each affiliated device to use the same data network that is commonly used. Thus the cabling and pathway costs are reduced considerably.
The complication during design and installation of telephone, CCTV cameras and television system in analogue traditional systems reduce the chances of obtaining expected quality results for audio and video. Existence of unforeseen problems like this are highly reduced in IP based network solution.
The implementation of digital backbone in cabling directly increases the coverage chances of unexpected challenges with least cost, while traditional systems require high expenses to recover the problem with additional delay in completion of the project.
Easy Management and Troubleshooting:
One of the common problems with ELV solutions is troubleshooting. With IP-based consolidated ELV solutions, the maintenance cost can easily be reduced. The existing IT staff can also easily troubleshoot the problem, with just a single computer connecting on a centralized location.
There are no complicated cabling systems and connections where faults can easily be identified, thus the troubleshooting time is highly reduced.
Lower Expandability Costs:
Unlike the traditional ELV systems, IP-based systems are far more easy and cost effective when expandability is required. Instead of using expensive and multi-core copper cabling, less expensive fibre cables and microwave cables are used for interconnection with minimal of physical efforts.
Most of the ELV design consultants Qatar are claiming for additional benefits of IP-based Extra Low Voltage that are currently incorporating in their present projects. More features and functionalities, ability of software upgradability, integration of different systems together and expandability with not any necessary action to redo the whole infrastructure again, are some additional advantages of these systems.