Times are changing. Ensure your home is ready for tomorrow's technology
As life has changed over the past few years, many Kiwis are spending more time relaxing and working in their homes, meaning there are more demands on them than ever before.
There is a new focus on building homes that can evolve to suit the needs of those living in them – from adaptable multi-use spaces through to ensuring the home is set up for the technology of tomorrow.
Going beyond Wi-Fi
Quality internet access has become a cornerstone of modern life and there are often huge loads on home Wi-Fi networks due to content streaming, gaming, and busy home offices. This pressure can then lead to issues with internet speed, reliability and security.
But now, there is a quality cabling network available for New Zealand residential builds and renovations that can solve these problems and add value to your clients’ homes now and into the future.
Actassi from PDL by Schneider Electric is a network connectivity solution that provides homes with a high speed, secure and dependable internet connection.
The Actassi solution
Most New Zealand homes use a high speed broadband or fibre optic internet connection linked to a Wi-Fi router that spreads the signal throughout the house via radio waves. Connection quality and speed can vary depending on location in the house, the number of devices trying to access the Wi-Fi and the amount of data being downloaded or uploaded.
Wi-Fi is also susceptible to interference from the radio signals of other electronic devices, which can cause inconsistent connections, as well as security issues as its radio waves can be intercepted or “eavesdropped”.
Quality network cabling like Actassi allows devices to plug directly into network connection points throughout the home for fast, secure and reliable internet. The cabling sits inside the wall cavities so is ideal for installation during new builds or renovations.
Actassi network solutions for Kiwi homes
Actassi is particularly effective for high demand households and home offices as it can deliver up to 10 x the speed of a Wi-Fi connection.
Adrian Carson, National Business Development Manager for Schneider Electric, says that Actassi can give the benefits of a commercial computer network in a home.
“Working from your home office need not mean slower internet connections. A quality home computer network will give you the versatility you would expect in any city office."
“With Actassi, you can enjoy uninterrupted internet connection, highest possible bandwidth (internet speed) and a secure data connection.”
Actassi and PDL Iconic. A perfect pairing
High speed fibre internet in New Zealand currently delivers around 950Mbps (just under 1 gigabit) from the street, but this speed can drop once it is linked to a Wi-Fi network and the signal has to travel throughout a home.
Actassi’s cabling system brings either 1 gigabit per second (Category 6) or 10 gigabit per second (Category 6A) capability right into the rooms of a house.
Its quality components – from the jacks to the cabling and jacketing itself – deliver greater performance and reliability and ensure a quality internet connection at every point.
Actassi also pairs with the PDL Iconic range of switches, power points and sockets for a streamlined and stylish finish to a client’s interior décor.