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Major Hong Kong Bus Co Gets KRONE PremisNET

Kowloon Motor Bus is using KRONE's PremisNET structured cabling system to support its network infrastructure at its bus maintenance and service depots in Hong Kong.

"As more personal computers have been added to the network, the demand for reliability and traffic volume has increased significantly," said Tommy Leung, IT manager of KMB.

"KMB needed a new structured cabling system that not only gives us more flexibility and reliability, but will also enhance network performance so that new application systems can be installed in future," added Leung.

A transport logistics system for 2.8 million passengers, 400 bus routes, and 3,800 bused will be supported by the PremisNET Bronze solution.

"KMB now has a structured cabling system with plenty of headroom for future IT applications and network growth," said Luke Mitchell, managing director of KRONE Communications Ltd.

"With a 20-year warranty on the PremisNET system, and our IDC termination method which ensures reliability and durability, KMB has precisely what it requires in its maintenance centers," commented Mitchell.

The new structured cabling system is running at 100 Mbps on Cat 5 unshielded twisted pair and fiber optic cable with 64 Intermediate Distribution Frames (IDF) and 10 Main Distribution Frames (MDF) to support the cables for data and voice.

Established in Hong Kong in 1984, KRONE Communications Ltd. is a subsidiary of KRONE Group, a large connectivity and communication solutions provider headquartered in Berlin, Germany.