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Telecoms 08 – The Network Infrastructure Event is the UK's only dedicated event for public sector professionals involved in the design, specification, installation, integration and use of telecommunications network infrastructure products and solutions. It provides a unique opportunity for those involved in this exciting and fast moving industry to come together under one roof.
Telecoms 08 is sponsored by Blue Helix, Brand-Rex, Connectix Cabling Systems, The Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Excel, with Government Technology acting as the event’s media sponsor. Terrington Exhibitions has put together an exciting event that will act as an ideal platform for individuals from all sectors to come together and share ideas and knowledge.
Data centres are an area of much interest for many of today’s public sector organisations and the impact of technologies such as blade servers and the issues surrounding power, heat and efficiency are of primary concern. Telecoms 08’s Data Centre Village will feature companies that specialise in this fast moving industry sector.
Terrington Exhibitions is confident that with the support of the industry’s top vendors, distributors and trade organisations Telecoms 08 will be the ‘must attend’ event of the year.


Telecoms 08 will act as a way for the industry’s leading vendors and distributors to showcase their products and innovations to their intended audience of installers and end users.
Those exhibiting at Telecoms 08 include Brand-Rex, Nexans, Corning, Connectix Cabling Systems, R&M, Excel, Ortronics, HellermannTyton, 3M, Molex and Hubbell. These leading industry names will be showing a selection of products including those for Category 5e, 6, 6A and 7 copper based cabling systems, as well as singlemode and multimode fibre optic systems.
A range of network infrastructure distributors including Mayflex, Blue Helix, Anixter, ADI-Gardiner, CMS, Minitran, Cablelines Pronet, Swale and Mills will be on hand to show you what’s available from them.
Also present will be a range of cable management product manufacturers including Mita, Dymo, Sharpmark Solutions and Silver Fox, as well as enclosure and rack manufacturers such as Cooper B-Line, USystems, Standard and Pochin and Prism.
Representatives from The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and The Fibreoptic Industry Association (FIA) will also be available to discuss how membership of these trade bodies can benefit those in this sector.

There will be a series of seminars throughout the two days, covering a broad range of topics. Speakers from Siemon, Mayflex, Brand-Rex, E-Ready Building, Molex, Nexans, Connectix Cabling Systems, CommScope, R&M, 3M, TIA-B and The ECA will be appearing. The sessions have been developed to give you the very best information on a range of important network infrastructure based subjects.
Kicking off 24th September’s programme of seminar sessions will be Carrie Higbie of Siemon, who will explain what cabling supports current and future applications, the selection criteria for the various applications, and total cost of ownership and return on investment tools to use to justify cabling solutions. Kenny Presly of Mayflex will then provide an overview of the IP physical security market. During the presentation he will provide a market overview of CCTV and more importantly how the migration towards IP surveillance is now growing at a tremendous rate. He will also examine the market trends and the key drivers behind them.
Ken Hodge of Brand-Rex will cover the issue of how to future proof the cabling infrastructure so that it can support the next generation of high speed network transmission technologies. The new (BS) EN50174-1 and -2 documents represent a substantial milestone in European standardisation and are unlikely to undergo substantial amendment for the foreseeable future. Mike Gilmore of E-ready Building will introduce the key changes to the structure and content of the new (BS) EN50174-1 and -2 standards.
Mike Daly of TIA-B’s presentation will examine key design and management requirements for unified communications using broadband, wireless and LAN/WAN infrastructures supporting the current infrastructure and the ability to control costs for user migration, moves and changes, and application delivery. The traditional issues of security and IT management as well as the control of power, cooling, access and administration of change place a burden of management overhead on IT staff and Rob Cardigan of Nexans will be looking at the issues affecting data centre management.
The programme for 25 September will start with Barry Elliot of Connectix Cabling Systems examining how careful cabling infrastructure design and installation can play a significant role in reducing data centre energy use, both during construction an­d throughout its working life. He will be followed by TC Tan of CommScope who will look at why the main driving force for supporting building services under one structured cabling infrastructure has been the technological advancements in building automation systems (BAS).
Next up will be Geoff Dear of R&M who will give an overview of the technicalities of 10 Gigabit Ethernet systems and identify the needs of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet cabling system. He will also address the responsibilities of the installer and the education of the end user. Rosemary McGlashon of 3M will examine what green ICT means for ICT users and vendors, including the economic and legislative drivers, how consideration of green ICT affects the product life cycle from design to disposal for both passive networks and active equipment, and specific issues in passive networks such as copper versus fibre in both office/factory networks and data centres. She will also address network design and installation, equipment energy usage and energy usage in the data centre, including air conditioning and cooling.
Kevin Lloyd-Bisley of Molex Premise Networks will provide an overview of free space optics and explain why it is a viable alternative to traditional fibre cabling. The overview will include history and evolution of free space optics, typical applications for which it is suited and the dos and don’ts of implementation – along with some real world examples of its usage. The final seminar of the day will feature Rajesh Sinha of The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) who will look at how business benefits can be achieved by unifying telecommunications infrastructure to bring life and intelligence to buildings. He will look at benefits including reduced carbon footprint and energy bills, simplified management of systems and enhanced productivity for building occupiers. The session will describe proven solutions in these areas by referencing a number of case studies.Telecoms 08 seminar sessions
Wednesday 24th September  
10.30am Data centre connectivity decisions – Carrie Higbie of Siemon  
11.15am IP security – Kenny Presly of Mayflex 
12.00pm How to future proof the network – Ken Hodge of Brand-Rex   
1.30pm EN50174:2008 and its impact in the UK – Mike Gilmore of E-Ready Building
2.15pm Unified communications - stretching the infrastructure – Mike Daly of TIA B
3.00pm Data centre management – Rob Cardigan of Nexans
Thursday 25th September 
10.30am Data centre energy requirements – Barry Elliot of Connectix 
11.15am Building services and the fourth utility concept – TC Tan of CommScope 
12.00pm The challenges of modern day cabling systems – Geoff Dear of R&M 
1.30pm Green ICT and the bottom line – Rosemary McGlashon of 3M
2.15pm Free space optics – Kevin Lloyd-Bisley of Molex
3.00pm Integrated telecommunications in intelligent buildings – Rajesh Sinha of The ECA
For more information
To pre-register for Telecoms 08 and for other information, including how to get there, visit . Telecoms 08 takes place at Olympia 2, London on 24th September, 10.00am - 5.30pm and 25th September, 10.00am - 5.00pm.

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