3M showcases its latest structured cabling solution at this year's GITEX
3M is hoping to net some new customers at this year’s GITEX, as it showcases its innovative structured cabling solution for residential users. The company’s Volition home network allows households total flexibility to manage their digital and communication technology.
“Homes across the Middle East, and particularly in the GCC region, have seen a huge increase in the amount of communications equipment installed,” comments Shome Bag, spokesperson, 3M Middle East.
“The home space is where the greatest demands are placed on technology to deliver for consumers. Not only do all of these require reliable network access, but with such a confusing array of individual technologies and services throughout the household, they must also be able to be installed wherever they are needed,” Bag adds.
The Volition system acts as a digital exchange for all cable and broadcast TV, telephone and broadband internet. The system also allows any particular device to be quickly and easily set up on the network, without being confined to specific rooms and spaces.
Comprising a central communications box and multi-media cable rack, the system needs only a single model of cable and socket to connect any product to the network, meaning installations can be done with minimal hassle or costs.
Popular with property developers and consultants, it can be used in new properties and even in refits.
3M also add that with the Volition system a baby room can be converted into a home office, an attic turned into a games room, or an internet connection installed in the kitchen, without the hassle or costs that such changes typically involve.
“Consumers can also arrange to have them retro-fitted to their properties, which tends to occur when households reach a technological tipping point,” says Bag.
“Typically they might have broadband internet, on-demand digital TV and online games consoles, and be unable to use them when and where they want to around the home. But this system allows them to use them whenever, wherever.”