Converged Network Design

When services are made available on a common platform (Converged Network) that is supported by a common infrastructure (Technology Utility), enhanced and unforeseen functionality is the outcome. RLS 2010

As more of the appliances we use in our daily activities become “networked”, the requirements placed on both IT Departments and building infrastructure are demanding. Understanding the function of low voltage systems being hosted on the network is key to developing appropriate converged network architecture

It’s not just voice and data anymore. Audiovisual, building security, lighting control, building management, energy monitoring, irrigation control, asset tracking, medical technology systems, and the Internet of things are all now being networked. This “IP-enabling” of building systems is facilitating true convergence and bringing about unforeseen functionality through cross-platform sequence of operations.

Employing our deep experience with low voltage systems commonly installed in the built environment, combined with our expertise in Carrier-grade network architecture, we help Owners, IT Professionals, and Project Design Teams create robust, always-available building networks.


  • Needs Assessment
  • Design Criteria Definition
    • Business Resumption Policies
    • High Availability Metrics
    • Failover Strategies
    • Bandwidth Requirements Analysis
    • Oversubscription Ratio Requirements
    • Network Security Considerations
    • High-level Network Architecture
    • Building Systems Integration Requirements
  • WAN, LAN, and WLAN Network Design

and in more detail

  • VoIP Architecture and Feature Set Definition
  • MPOE, MDF, BDF, IDF Designs
  • Data Center Network Architecture
    • Virtualization
    • SAN Design
  • IP Architecture / VLAN Design
  • Budget Development
  • ROI Analyses
  • RFP Development and Administration
  • Implementation Oversight and Project Management