Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M), an enterprise communication and data network technology firm, recently unveiled key statistics associated with its network implementation project at Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA).
Selected to deploy its cabling to connect thousands of cameras, card readers, along with the data centre, which equated to over 90,000 connections installed in the first sections of the airport.
For the project, R&M reportedly supplied 5,400 km of copper cablings and 3,270 km of fibre-optic cabling. Additionally, the company required the installation of fibre-optic distribution cabinets and patch panels, as well as 115,000 connector ports.
Ersin Inankul, CIO and deputy general manager at Istanbul New Airport said, “The quality of the R&M cabling system ensures that we can run 9,000 surveillance cameras and 3,000 card readers in real-time with confidence that they will be protected against any transmission interference or loss.
“We are also connecting 5,000 Wi-Fi access points, giving the airport a full-coverage WLAN. These access points will be trouble-free and fail-safe. The cabling also connects the ICT infrastructures for customs, the security staff and the police force.”
As part of the cabling installation project, R&M deployed its fibre-optic management platform Netscale at the airport’s data centre. The platform reportedly holds a connection density of up to 120 ports per rack unit.
The company also deployed its R&MinteliPhy digital management and monitoring system, which is designed to automate the monitoring and operation of the data network from a central location.
Launched back in October 2018, the first phase of Istanbul Airport has the capacity to process 90 million passengers every year. With three additional construction phases set to be completed over the next 15 years, the airport is expected to have a final capacity of up to 200 million passengers annually.