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Keeping up with today\'s technical demands

Keeping up with today\'s technical demands

Green Lake County is at the southern end of the “New North” region which is northwest of Milwaukee. The county is surrounded by acres of agriculture, lakes and industrial operations. The perimeter of the county is sandy beaches, wooded shorelines and historic resorts. There is a lot of history in this small town and since the 1830s; the county has grown in many ways. For a county of just 20,000, this new building is centralized and the residents can come to one building to take care of everything. There is no need to travel to one town to another just to take care of one issue; it can all be done there.

The Green Lake County Government Center is the newest and biggest building in Green Lake County. This building is the city hall and government facility with voice and data equipment installed and ready to go. There are over 200 workstations that are equipped with voice and data in just this one building. Workstations are used for everyday office duties, such as email, internet access and phone calls. The Green Lake center is used for the Heath and Human Services division and is also used by both the local Sheriff office as the dispatch control center, as well as the county jail. Moreover, the building is also used as a learning and disability center, As well as the center for the circuit court, the sheriff department and emergency services, so a robust and secure infrastructure is a must.

The site consists of Category 6 components, including a thousand CAT 6 High Density modular connectors, thirty CAT 6 48-port patch panels, over one hundred thousand feet of CAT 6 UTP riser premise cable and fifteen hundred pieces of CAT 6 patch cords. They also used cable management products such as 7-foot 2-post distribution racks and finger ducts throughout the state of the art communication rooms. “The main terminal space had forethought and provides lots of room for expansion, rather than a closet where every one is scratching their head wondering where they’re going to fit everything. The main distribution frame (MDF) area has seven full sized distribution racks with room for more. The intermediate distribution frame (IDF) location I saw also had room for expansion, despite four racks in it as well.” Don Lagrave, National Sales Manager of ICC. The site now consists of over 1400 CAT 6 HD modular connectors. While cable runs were close to maximum lengths allowed by the TIA/EIA standards, all channels tested out with not only “pass”, but with good margins. This site is also certified with Lifetime Warranty.

The project was installed by Reliable Cable of Appleton Wisconsin, contracted by High Tech Electrical Services and procured through Crescent Electric, uses ICC structured cabling solution. Reliable Cable is a pronounced low voltage installer in Wisconsin. Reliable Cable started with Bill DeHart, owner and president. He has been a part of this industry for eight years and has a total of 4 technicians including him. “I chose ICC because I’ve had a long good standing relationship with ICC. I use their products because I am familiar with it and I can install it with confidence,” Bill DeHart, President of Reliable Cable, said. “I was able to save more than 35 % on materials for this entire project. Based on all the testing we had, ICC was able to save us money and did not sacrifice any performance on their materials,” Bill DeHart said.

ICC manufactures commercial and residential structured cabling solutions governed by strict ISO 9001:2000 standards; offering high-quality voice, data, audio, video, and fiber optic products. Since 1984, ICC has been offering end-to-end structured cabling solutions for data, voice, audio, video, and fiber optic connectivity for commercial and residential installations. ICC offers tens-of-thousands of modular connectors, faceplates, patch panels, patch cords, UTP cable, cable management racks, fiber optic solutions, raceway solutions, residential Net.Media Centers, and lots more.

“This is the first time we are using ICC products and I am very happy with the outcome and the installation,” Bill Hutchison, Green Lake County IT Director, said.

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