01 Mar R&M provide security and IT backbone for new Kempinski Muscat hotel
Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has completed another large scale project in the Middle East hospitality sector with a structured cabling solutions for the Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat, a five-star property in the Al Mouj Muscat waterfront development.
The hotel will now be able to leverage this network infrastructure for all its IT functions including high-speed data and voice connectivity for guests, IPTV, as well as video surveillance and security access systems.
At the time of its completion in 2016, Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat will have 310 rooms, 77 branded residences, ten restaurants, a ballroom that can accommodate more than 750 people and luxury spa facilities at its evocative beachfront location. It will also have a beach club with recreational and health facilities including tennis courts, a spa and swimming pools, a six lane bowling alley, male and female hair salon and various luxury F&B outlets.
R&M’s proprietary Cat.6 UTP connectivity technology was used, enabling up to 1Gbe connectivity for up to 100 metres along with 10GbE connectivity for up to 50 metres. These cables were terminated by R&M’s RJ45 connectors as the reliability and security of these components make them well suited to the demands of higher bandwidths and transmitting larger amounts of time-sensitive data. “A significant part of network failures is caused by bad cabling and each failure entails enormous downtime costs. Reliability and security of components should never be neglected which is why R&M continues to innovate and improve its solutions,” said Samuel Godfrey, Sales Manager, Oman at R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
R&M also offered Kempinski the benefits of Power over Ethernet (PoE) as its cabling solutions met the latest PoE standards. This has enabled the infrastructure to support many devices in that resort premises, including IP Cameras with Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions, VOIP video phones, POS Terminals, and Wireless Access Points.
To maintain consistency in aesthetics, customization of the cabling solution was also a requirement of the hotel. “It was of high importance for the hotel that the various contractors match architect designed faceplates for power, voice, data, security, and TV,” said Prashant Rozario, Business Unit Head – Projects at Mustafa Sultan Telecommunications Co. L.L.C.
The high-speed fibre backbone was implemented with R&M’s UniRack family of patch panels and R&M OS2 cabling which satisfies the toughest requirements for all single-mode applications of up to 100 Gigabit/s and complies with the ISO/IEC 11801 standard. The decision to utilize single-mode fibre was driven by its ability to meet current and future throughput requirements, which will enable the hotel to have 1Gbps, 10Gbps and even 40Gbps if needed, thus future-proofing the implementation. Furthermore, as the entire installation was expertly handled by Mustafa Sultan Telecommunication Co. LLC, an R&M qualified partner, the deployment has been certified and granted a 25-year systems warranty.