Allied Technologies takes off with RAAF

Canberra based network integrator Allied Technologies Group has just rolled out a network infrastructure overhaul for the Royal Australian Airforce's Amberly F111 airbase in Queensland.

The network was based on KRONE's TrueNet cabling products, and according to a statement released by KRONE the Airforce base was suffering network downtime and data corruptions as a result of the substandard cable infrastructure it currently had in place.

"Because of the activities at the base, the infrastructure had to have a high security rating in an 'intruder resistant building'. We originally suggested a complete fibre solution, which would not be affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI), such as radar," claims Chris Smith, SE Queensland branch manager for installer Allied Technologies Group.

"However, while the cost of fibre was comparable with copper, the overall cost to the user after installation to the desktop would have been three times the cost of "KRONE's TrueNET cable," he added.

Smith claims the copper cabling offered low impedance and far less reflection losses than other cables, and gives comparable performance to fibre optic, but at a lower overall cost.

The project was completed in two months, and a monetary value of the contract is not known at this stage.

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