Superior Essex Joins Cisco in Transforming Office Space into Cutting-Edge Digital Building

May 15, 2017

Superior Essex is excited to announce it has joined Cisco and NuLEDs in the Digital Building retrofit of an office building complex and the future home of an Marriott Autograph Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. To establish digital competencies for tomorrow’s hospitality experience, Sinclair Holdings LLC, owner of the 1930-era Art Deco Sinclair office building, sought the expertise of Cisco and its partners, including Superior Essex, in converting the building into a 165-room four-star hotel equipped with the latest Digital Building technologies.

Cisco’s Digital Building Solution, enabled by Cisco and its partner ecosystem, seeks to further enhance the efficiency of building control systems and to create an environment that delivers a truly engaging user experience. Within this framework, Superior Essex PowerWise® 4-pair Power-over-Ethernet (4PPoE) products are used to connect the new Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches to all of the IP communications, control, and lighting devices in a building.

“The office building complex and the future home of the Marriott Autograph Hotel is a great example of what the Digital Building represents and the variety of benefits it can offer to facilities managers and to end-users,” says Will Bryan, Vice President of Technology and Market Development for Superior Essex. “From converged building automation and data gathering down to individual customization of each room, what this solution offers in terms of efficiency, optimization and user experience is unparalleled.”

The office building complex and the future Marriott Autograph Hotel project is deploying the Superior Essex PowerWise 1 Gigabit 4PPoE cable. Utilizing 22 AWG copper conductors, PowerWise 1G 4PPoE cable delivers 60 Watts of power to PoE-enabled devices with 97% power efficiency and 100 Watts of power at 88% power efficiency, while also supporting 1 Gigabit data transmission. In spaces with hundreds of PoE devices, this greatly improved power efficiency can yield an energy savings of thousands of kilowatt hours per year, which translates to thousands of dollars in saved utility costs. Additionally, PowerWise 1G 4PPoE cable maintains the lowest temperature rise in large cable bundles, ensuring reliable power and data transmission in high-density installations and further improving system energy efficiency. Combined with the PoweWise cable is the Superior Essex single-mode simplex optical fiber cable to support the GPON network.

“As I was working on the technology behind PoE LED lighting, I was inquiring about which type of cable to use to connect the lights to the UPOE switch. I was very happy to connect with Superior Essex and to utilize their 1Gig PowerWise cable with 22 AWG conductors to maximize the power efficiency delivered to the lights and any PoE application,” says Farukh Aslam, Owner Sinclair Holdings, LLC.

For more information on the Cisco Digital Building Solutions, visit its website.

For more information on the enabling products from Superior Essex, visit the PowerWise website.


About Superior Essex
Superior Essex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of communications cable and accessory products serving the communications industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Product lines include Premises and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Wireless and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, and Fire Alarm and Security (FAS) cables. Superior Essex is a trade name for Superior Essex International LP and other companies of Superior Essex Inc.

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