Project Name

Rail Operating Centre (Midlands)

About This Project

Whitestar Solutions were employed directly by Network Rail to install a Brand Rex 10GPlus F/FTP (Category6A) Cabling Solution at a newly built Rail Operating Centre in the Midlands.

  • 3,551 Brand Rex 10GPlus Outlets
  • 800 Brand Rex 10GPlus Cabinet to Cabinet Links
  • 18 No. 24-Core OM4 Fibres
  • 4 No. 50-Pair 1308 Links
  • 6 No. 100-Pair 1308 Links
  • 6 No. 108a Double Verts
  • 35 No. 42u 800 x 1000 Prism Enclosures
  • 4 No. 42u 800 x 1000 2-Part Co-Location Prism Enclosures

The building has a planned 75 year life span, so with this in mind the project required a fully flexible data cable system, able to cope with future moves and changes for many years to come.

We installed a total of 4,351 10GPlus cables; consisting of 3,551 Outlets to Desk and 800 Cabinet to Cabinet Links. Each Control Desk had a total of 22 Outlets, being fed from 6 different cabinets located in 2 different Comms Rooms for complete diversity, enabling disaster recovery if ever required.

The Fibre backbone was also installed with diversity, utilising different risers and cable routes between the Control Floor Comms Rooms and the Server Rooms located on other floors within the building.



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