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Sasol invests in technology from Siemon

September 6, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa

Sasol invests in technology from Siemon

Siemon’s structured cabling provides a 10 Gigabit Ethernet ready solution set to future proof Sasol.

Global network infrastructure company, Siemon announced that it has installed technology solutions throughout Sasol’s new 11-storey, 70,000m2 head office complex – Sasol Place – in Sandton, South Africa.

The state-of-the-art building has been kitted with Siemon’s structured cabling which provides a 10 Gigabit Ethernet ready solution. This, according to the company, ‘future proofs’ Sasol Place and helps to create an intelligent building – which has also been awarded a 5-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council.

Revesh Deepraj, Sasol Network Infrastructure Manager, says, “We knew that we would need a cutting-edge network cabling infrastructure and specified a high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet ready solution. After assessing the various options available, we decided that Siemon’s technology, as well as its intelligent building knowledge and expertise, would be a good match”.

Approximately 240,000m of Siemon’s Category 7A shielded cable and 3,750 Category 6A Z-MAX connections were installed across 10 floors. This solution aims to support all typical data and voice applications and will be able to handle higher bandwidth next-generation technology.

“Selecting cabling with a 20 year plus lifecycle reduces the need to replace product over time. Less cable means less raw materials which, in turn, helps us to protect the environment. In Siemon, we have found a truly unique global partner that understands our needs and is a pleasure to work with. I am confident and satisfied that our network is robust and that Siemon’s solutions for intelligent buildings are the right way to go,” adds Deepraj.

Rene Proost, Siemon Sales Manager, concludes, “Sasol is one of very few companies in South Africa to have adopted the highest cabling standard – in doing so it has future-proofed its network infrastructure for any applications it adds over the coming years. Having worked very closely with Revesh and his team on this project, we are delighted with what has been achieved at Sasol Place and proud to have been specified as the preferred cabling partner for all Sasol sites globally as a result of our work”.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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