Cognizant Technology Solutions
provide application outsourcing services and enterprise
consulting solutions to Fortune 500 and blue-chip companies
in the US and Europe through a streamlined on-site/offshore
development model. To meet the stringent quality standards
it has set for itself, Cognizant decided to go in for
a state-of-the-art connectivity solution. The CAT 6
standard had just been ratified at that point of time.
Cognizant picked Krone's PremisNET CAT 6 solution for
its Kolkata operations.
PremisNET comes with TrueNet
Technology offering a Zero Bit error guarantee, over
and above the CAT 6 standard. The new CAT 6 KM 8 Jack
from Krone, offering cable management at the conductor
level, was also used in this deployment. The 3,300 node
installation was completed in 50 days by Network Solutions,
Kolkata. Anandamoy Mitra, Regional Manager- East, Network
Solutions says, "The transition has been smooth
with zero defect. We could handle the integration with
good support from Krone's side including training of
The backbone of the installation
is on OM3 fiber, generally 50m multimode fiber cables
is used in such deployments. The fiber connectivity
was made using SC connectors and pigtails. Cognizant
and Krone both preferred splicing to normal connectorisation
in order to have a backbone with low losses. Sliding
Polycarbonate Fiber Patch panels were decided upon,
to facilitate easy maintenance and faster scalability.
Horizontal connectivity was
on Krone PremisNET CAT 6 cables with TrueNet Technology.
The tape filled cables offer an impedance matching of
100 +/- 3 ohms, which is 100 percent more than what
the new CAT 6 standards require (100+/- 6 ohms). Over
200 kilometres of CAT 6 cabling was used in this deployment.
The outlets were the new PremisNET
KM 8 CAT 6 jacks. The new Krone KM8 CAT 6 jack with
the cable manager ensures that each wire follows an
exactly prescribed path maintaining all necessary electrical
parameters, and guaranteeing that the termination stays
perfect. Bala K Chandran, Managing Director, Krone Communications
Ltd says, "Using this jack installers will greatly
reduce installation defects and rework time, avoiding
major problems when customers start to try and use the
system for applications faster than 1 Gbps." Krone
has developed a conductor management system for the
KM8 CAT 6 jack that results in well-controlled terminations
throughout the entire structured cabling system exceeding
Category 6 standards.
D S Nagendra, Country Sales
Manger, PremisNET, KRONE Communications Ltd says, "We
were able to offer the CAT 6 solution to Cognizant almost
immediately after CAT 6 was ratified by the standards
body. Krone's bonded warehouse in Bangalore also helped
in the fast deployment and on time delivery."
Company: Cognizant Technology
SI: Network Solutions