Power over Ethernet for the Entire Mall  

Customer: Mall of Switzerland, Lucerne Ebikon, Switzerland  

Project: Mall of Switzerland, 2015-2017  

Application: Structured building cabling for 65,000 m2 shopping mall and leisure center. Full-coverage use of Power over Ethernet, high-speed WLAN, video surveillance and digital services. Copper cabling with Cat. 7A, S/FTP, AWG 22.  

Expansive areas for around 150 stores, entertainment, gastronomy and leisure offerings were to be networked. The plan was for all tenants and visitors to enjoy optimal conditions. For example, the mall offers a full-coverage high-speed WLAN, digital payment systems and video surveillance.  

A further goal of planning was to supply end devices with Power over Ethernet as a standard.  

The wide standard range for structured building cabling, the quality of the products and the warranty and services were also reasons for choosing R&M.  

Due to the long cable lengths Cat. 7A cables with an AWG 22 cross-section from the R&Mfreenet range were laid throughout. With a wire cross-section of AWG 22, voltage drop and heat development are limited. Maximum use can be made of both applications – data transmission and Power over Ethernet. At the same time, the Cat. 7A cabling is capable of guaranteeing data rates of more than one Gigabit per second long term.  

“With a key project of this kind, there are not many suppliers that can deliver. We were looking for a manufacturer who can offer everything from a single source”
Andreas Spörli, project lead at Swisspro AG.  

He explained that R&M has a wide standard range, is well known and has an important role to play due to the quality of the products as well as the warranty and services provided.  

 And the R&M range is also perfect for using Power over Ethernet.

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Daniel Gyger

By Daniel Gyger

R&M Switzerland