Technology is changing the way buildings are managed and controlled. IIM solutions provide the missing link between real-time Network Management tools and the traditionally passive structured cabling infrastructures that connect network devices together.
An 'Intelligent Building' enables an organisation to achieve its business objectives by providing a responsive, effective and supportive environment.
Implementing a single IP (Internet Protocol) core network into your building can improve building management efficiency. This will enable you to monitor and control critical solutions including fire detection, security, access, lighting and your structured cabling, amongst others.
Furthermore, with the introduction of Sarbanes-Oxley obligations for some organisations, it has become critical that systems are in place to ensure that there is complete documentation and control of their network.
In your network, for instance, if you don't have a strict change control process, your cabling can quickly become difficult to trace and impossible to document. So therefore, Moves, Adds and Changes become difficult to plan and implement.
It has been suggested that over 50% of network problems can be directly related to the infrastructure, so accurate documentation should be one of the highest priorities within your business.
Black Box are able to offer several automated solutions that automatically discover and monitor the connectivity of your whole infrastructure (or just a critical element) whilst providing real time information.