Connected Real Estate Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 2 - 78
VT Group executed work on the Delaware North MixedUse Development in Buffalo, NY, which included office
spaces for the multi-billion dollar corporation, the Westin
hotel, Patina restaurant, and the parking garage. The property
is unique in many ways, such as that the corporate enterprise
untethered office space and the PON/DAS/Audio Visual/
Security System convergence that span all the way down to
the parking garage. The untethered office space Wi-Fi/DAS
networks are the first of their kind anywhere in the world.
KICKING COPPER, EMBRACING
NEW TECH IN BUDGET
The legacy plan has been to go with a traditional, copper-based
infrastructures, and history tells us this is a short-term solution
and does not cover future bandwidth and functionality needs.
We have seen a 'rip and replace' with copper solutions over the
last decades from Cat3 to Cat5 to Cat6 and with data rates and
consumer demand doubling every couple years, copper-based
networks have become cost prohibitive preventing investors
from reaching their return on investment.
With copper-based solutions, cabling upgrades are required
as technology advances. With fiber-based systems, migrations
to 10 Gigabit to the desk and 5G cellular upgrades, all that
needs to be replaced are the endpoints since the singlemode
fiber supports over 100 Terabits.
FULL BUILDINGS & HAPPY
TENANTS SPELLS SUCCESS
The bottom line for commercial real estate brokers, investors and building managers, corporate tenants expect to have
a full range of powerful Cellular, Wi-Fi, Digital Signage and
other modern communications capabilities.
If you're thinking about upgrading your buildings' systems,
it is possible to keep all existing IT systems operating seamlessly throughout any transition, without any downtime.
And working with larger, full service firms like VT Group
eliminate the need to deal with multiple subcontractors, which
makes for happier tenants, as well as saving time and money.
As is often the case, there are multiple players involved with
commercial IT and wireless communications planning and
decisions. Many international corporate real estate advisory
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One of VT Group's other responsibilities was to design a
new corporate data center with an eye toward sustainability
and safety. The facility was designed with a highly available
architecture featuring full redundant electrical distribution
systems, full redundant uninterruptable power supplies, full
redundant precision cooling systems, a sophisticated smoke
detection system, and a clean agent fire suppression system.
Delaware North, a 100 year old family business, will be able
to continue to grow their global business that serves half a
billion guests a year from this 500,000 square foot state of the
art mixed-use building.
firms, turn to VT Group as a trusted provider to design and
build the converged Information Technology systems for their
developments, properties, and tenant spaces.
VT Group's engineering team designs future-proof,
on-budget network solutions that provided exceptional capabilities upgrades and fully integrated, converged systems.
To keep your costs down, get a quote from an (acknowledged) end-to-end provider of integrated IT engineering and
installation services like VT Group.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
AND IBW BASICS INCLUDE:
* Passive Optical LAN
* Cyber Security
* Small Cell and Distributed Antenna
* Data center design/build and migration
* Audio/visual and digital media
* Electronic security and surveillance systems
For more information about VT Group and their commercial real estate IT and
wireless services, visit their website at: http://www.vt-group.com or email info@