A Look Inside
The Queen is set to visit Cardiff to open a £44m brain research imaging centre
Her Majesty The Queen is to open the new £44m Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) on 7 June 2016.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be given a tour of the Centre, which houses a combination of neuroimaging equipment unique in Europe.
The tour will include the opportunity to view Europe’s most powerful brain scanner, the Siemens 3 Tesla Connectom MRI system, a specially adapted MRI scanner of which there is only one other in the world at Harvard University in the USA.
It will enable researchers to study tissue microstructure in incredibly fine detail. The scanner’s power is such that it has been described as the Hubble space telescope of neuroscience.
Scientists at the Centre will seek to provide unprecedented insights into the causes of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, as well as understanding the workings of the normal, healthy brain.
News from Sceptre Networking
Sceptre Networking have been awarded 1300 x CAT7 FFTP data outlets for the new state of the art Architecture and IT facility.
Sceptre Networking were awarded the project to install a new wired and wireless HP Network at South Wilts UTC. The wired network consisted of a HP 5412 v2 zl2 Core switch (consisting of 160 1Gb ports) linked to HP 5412 v2 zl 2 Edge switch (256 1Gb ports) and HP 5406 v2 zl2 Edge switch (64 1Gb ports). The edge switches were connected back to the Core switch via 10Gb links. Sceptre Networking configured.
Sceptre Networking have been awarded 1000 x CAT7 FFTP data outlets for the new state of the art Cubric MRI research facility at the University of Cardiff.
To design and install 1450 x TE Connectivity CAT 5e Data outlets to meet the proposed CIS Installation requirements for this flagship ‘H Shaped’ Building. This design includes the installation of all fibre optic cabling to interconnect 7 separate remote buildings.
Sceptre successfully supplied and installed 2 new underground 4 inch IT ducts following agreed routes with the University and the local council. We then installed 2 new OS2 single mode fibre links – estimated distance 1200m to the Henry Welcome Building and Cardigan House.