Saving space and costs

Effective Structured Cabling Solution for the University of Birmingham

When the University of Birmingham required a major upgrade of both the cabling infrastructure and active network equipment of the University High Speed Campus Network (HSCN), careful and thorough consideration was required before choosing the correct solution to future-proof their network.

The University wanted a high performance, tried and tested, sustainable quality product, providing good value for money. Belden® was able to surpass all these requirements in full with the added benefit of peace of mind.

Working with Belden’s Gigabix solution, a Cross-Connect System was chosen instead of a “traditional” RJ45 system. Installing an IDC Cross-Connect System within the University has helped to improve the control of any moves, additions and changes and to provide a more effective way of securing the system.


The Cross-Connect System is easy to manage and in addition, Belden demonstrated that a high specification cabling system does not necessarily require large floor space incorporating elaborate enclosures but can utilise the smallest and sometimes insignificant spaces or rooms.